Wine With Me isn't just a blog. It's a brand.
I’m so excited to be back on the blogging scene. If you’ve been following my journey since the beginning, you know that I am all about taking frequent mental health breaks from social media. It’s important to me that I remain healthy (mind, body, and spirit) in order to be present the way that I’m needed. Nonetheless, I’m back and I’m ready to sip wine and update you all on everything that’s been going on in my crazy world.
I would be remiss if I didn’t use my platform to first acknowledge and then educate you all on the recent pandemic of COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus). As someone who is both spiritual and a realist, my best advise to you all is to stay prayerful, be mindful, take extra precautionary measures, and please understand that this is very real and we must all take care of ourselves. This has been the most challenging time, but still exciting for me as an almost Graduate Nurse. Why? Because while this virus is producing so many tragedies throughout the world, it has been such a rewarding and gifting experience for me. Have I been challenged? Yes. Has this made me want to quit my job? Yes. Do I question whether or not I’ve made the right decision as far as career choices? OF COURSE, but the connections that I have made with my patients, and the teamwork that has been implemented with coworkers has been so reassuring. I am doing exactly what I am supposed to, for such a time as this. And even among all of the stressors that we’ve all been facing, regarding COVID-19, I still am a firm believer that we are going to ALL come out bigger, better, and stronger than before.
Lately, I’ve been all about placing myself in uncomfortable situations and watching God do His thing. From my current job situation, to my career, schooling, my brand, and even relationships I’ve found myself stepping back on making plans. Personally knowing me means that you understand that I live by a set schedule. I have so much dysfunction in my life if I don’t live by my written calendar plans, but as of lately it’s been quite the opposite. I’ve been laying my cards out on the table and praying for a good hand to be dealt.
I feel that in order for me to advance in my new career as a Nurse, and to grow in various areas of my life I have to stay in an uncomfortable situation for a while; but not fearing the unknown. I am embracing this new journey, day by day, and enjoying the thrill of not knowing what’s going to be next for me. Along the way, I’ve had some encounters that I never want to forget: experiencing new cities with old friends and some new, being okay with walking away from opportunities that I thought would best suite me, embracing new company to come into my life and allowing myself to establish solid foundations, accepting who God has called me to be spiritually, and learning exactly who the girl behind the smile is.
There’s so much, in this next season, that I’m excited to share with you all. I promise this will be an experience for all of us. It is my hope that as we engage with each other through various exchanges that it will become more evident and clear, to the both of us, why Wine With Me isn’t just a blog, BUT a brand.