| February 3, 2019 |
Outside, snow is falling and covering the world in a subtle blanket of white. I type on the screen of a new laptop in a home of solitude. I am alone with my thoughts, present with myself. I am given the gift of time to process 2018, as a way to uncover the lessons I have learned in challenging and rewarding times.
Looking back on 2018 boils a mix of emotions, as it was undoubtedly one of the most challenging years in my personal life. Yet, these challenges have ignited personal growth, courage, and clarity. Many of my personal relationships changed in 2018: I lost some toxic connections, and thus have gained more fruitful & loving relationships. I have also strengthened connections with those who share similar values and represent who I want to be as a person. It’s been hard to act the need for this shift (as I don’t easily let go of people), but in the long run it has benefitted my heart and soul, and shifted my life for the positive.
From a professional standpoint, 2018 was a year of opportunity. Since I stopped working as a travel Physical Therapist, I have been on a beautiful journey in Washington State. My path has landed me at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s North Clinic, working full-time with children from birth to 21 years old. I have taken more continuing education courses 2018 than I have in the last four years working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy! I continue broadening my scope of impact to Tanzania, Africa, and have increased my involvement with Outdoors for All as an adaptive rock climbing & skiing volunteer. My career is fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding. I am forever grateful for my work family, and having a job that I feel passionate & enthusiastic about.
The outlook for 2019 is bright, and full of courage & growth. But before I can even wrap my head around what’s in store for 2019, I’d like to take time to look back on 2018’s memories and lessons.More