Hello. Hi. Hey there. Howdy. Hey Strangers.
I won't apologize for being gone since OCTOBER...what? Man, I that's all kinds of not okay. I won't apologize because it would be pointless and just a bunch of excuses, and you know what they say about excuses... So I'm going to try to do a quick synopsis of what's been going on in this crazy thing I call LIFE!
As y'all know I was working in medical sales, what y'all don't know is while I loved what I did...the interaction I had with the patients was great and I pray I made a difference in their lives and hopefully put their minds a little at ease for their upcoming surgeries. What I didn't love was who I was working for/with...without getting into anything, basically it was highly unorganized and highly unprofessional. Two things that drive me batty! I had begun looking into other options waaaayy before I resigned. I know God brought me to Fort Worth and to that job for a reason and I don't think my time there was wasted. I think it was a "stepping stone" to this next phase of life.
I offered to take Christmas portraits for friends this year to make some extra money and I really enjoy taking pictures! One of my college friends reached out to me and we were talking and she told me that her husband's team doctor (they are athletic trainer friends) was looking for an athletic trainer to manage a concussion clinic he and some other doctors were opening up. I struggled for a bit because I had left athletic training and really didn't see myself getting back into it. But obviously God had other plans. I sent the doctor my resume, interviewed and he basically offered me the position on the spot. The problem...the clinic wasn't set to open until July. Womp womp womp... By the time Christmas rolled around I REALLY didn't want to be in the job I was in and while I knew I had this other job to look forward to, it was SIX months away!
I went home for Christmas early and would have to come back to Fort Worth the day after Christmas. Which I thought would be fine, I was wrong. As I was packing up to come back, I was growing more and more upset. My mom had worked pretty much the whole week before while I was home so while I saw her, I felt like the time we had together was spent doing things to get ready for Christmas. I mean I saw my parents, but we had family in town and we never really just had family time just the three of us. Pretty bratty thinking of me huh? So the day I was leaving, my parents were getting ready to golfing and all I could think about was "poor me, going back to work while everyone else gets to enjoy the day". I had my first moment of doubt that morning. What was I doing living so far from my parents, why did I give up everything to move up to Fort Worth...the list could go on and on. I'm a very emotional person, very emotional, like I cry at anything. So I was really trying to hold it together while I packed my car because I didn't want anyone to know I was not happy. Well that didn't happen. I LOST it which made my mom cry (which she's not a crier) and also upset my dad (he gave me a quick hug and kiss and walked inside because he definitely didn't want to see his baby girl that upset). Truth be told, my dad was never very keen on the whole let's sell my house, quit my job and move to Fort Worth thing, so me not being happy didn't sit well with him.
I got back home and decided I would give my all for the next six months until the new job started. I hated not being honest with my current job, but I knew if I told them they would just say "bye Felicia". So I plugged along...doing my job and trying to make a difference in people's lives. Fast forward to God opening doors and I go the opportunity to start my new job April 15th! I gave my two weeks notice and let's just say the company I worked for was caught completely off guard (which the signs were everywhere so they shouldn't have been) and the way they acted after I told them I was leaving completely cemented the fact that I knew the new venture was why God brought me up here!
Our clinic isn't open yet, but I'm going to the current clinic two days a week to see concussion patients and I'm working on the marketing for the clinic and visiting high schools. We are going to have a totally different approach to concussions and I'm so excited about it! We are going to conferences and learning so much! This is truly what God had in store for me!
Other than all of that, nothing much has been going on...I'm fairly boring still. But I really need to get out and do things! I'm back on the healthy eating/working out bandwagon. I feel better when I do both simultaneously. I'm hoping to start blogging again regularly, I won't promise that I will because I hate to break promises!
I hope y'all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and spent time with loved ones and honoring those who never made it home to their's.
I do promise that my next post won't be so wordy and will have some pictures in it!