WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR?
I feel thankful and blessed to have the flexibility to travel when I want/need to. I’m separated from much of my lifelong family and friends by many miles. But that doesn’t keep us from showing up for each other. It is a blessing and a privilege to be able to show up for them. I do not take it for granted at all.
WHAT DID I ENJOY TODAY?
I attended the Maryland Patient Safety Conference today and it is fueling my passion and purpose in this space. There is so much work to be done. I’m always eager to learn and glean from others who are successfully operating as influencers and consultants in this space. It has long been a desire of mine to operate a flourishing consulting agency in the healthcare quality and patient safety vertical. Despite a few attempts, up to this point my dream hasn’t gotten much traction. One of my goals for this blog journey is to see if I can be a resounding voice in this space.
HOW DO I FEEL EMOTIONALLY?
I feel about 80%. My world was shook a bit, in an unexpected way while at the conference today. A Pastor by the name of Ridley Barron delivered the closing keynote and he brought a confirmatory word that I didn’t expect to find at a patient safety conference. He has a story of tremendous tragedy, but has used it to create touchpoints with healthcare professionals to improve patient safety. After sharing the story of his family being in an auto accident where his wife was instantly killed and his youngest son dying days later due to a medication error, he offered some tips to improve patient safety. One of which was Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing.” Because I have a solid foundation in the Word, I know the rest of it says “for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Tears had already been flowing because his story evokes emotion, but I nearly lost it when this scripture (his tip #6) popped up on the screen. I have been running from this!
I’ve been in healthcare for almost 22 years now. I had called myself drawing the conclusion that it’s time for me to move on and transition into another career field. God is saying, not so. I have been trying to write a book and craft a talk for almost 7 years. I had given up. I’ve paid for and taken a professional medical writing course AND I’ve spent a year in a speakers mastermind. I walked away from both with new knowledge, but it wasn’t exactly what I needed to complete my book or craft my signature talk. So I threw in the towel. Today, God confirmed for a 3rd time that I need not grow weary in well doing. A good girlfriend has already tried to tell me that there is more work for me to do in this space. Another friend who’s a spiritual advisor told me long ago that God will prosper me in this area of my life. It’s not easy though, by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve been trying to get it on paper for dang near 7 years, y’all! Ugh! So just like the story of Isaac and the wells, I must dig again. This book and the accompanying talk must come forth. It will happen in 2018.
HOW DO I FEEL PHYSICALLY?
I felt good today. I traveled after work, so I’m a bit tired. I ate like crap 🤫. I need to do better tomorrow.
HOW DID I WORK ON MY MONEY GOALS?