Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a new journey is beginning...and it's all good

I am not the same person I used to be. I have always struggled with self esteem. I have struggled with making decisions, sharing an opinion, speaking my mind, assessing my worth.

I am not that woman anymore. That wounded, unsure, fearful person has blossomed into a confident, emotionally healthy, adventurous one.

I am about to enter into a new phase of my life. In May 2012, I will graduate from Georgia State University with  a degree in Journalism/Public Relations and will emerge a career woman.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. OK...truth be told, I'm stressed to the point that my facial tic is back. Dern that eye twitch!

Seriously though, my cup runneth over. I don't know what the future holds, but I am excited about it nonetheless.

I caught myself saying the other day that I'm good at what I do. Those words coming from my mouth to my ears surprised me. I've never felt this confident before. 

I thank God for those he has strategically placed in my path. I thank God for a supportive family. I even thank God for my struggles. All this has led me to where I am now.

You know, in Genesis, every time God finished a phase in his creation, he ended it by saying that it was good. Well, I'm gonna follow his lead.

As I finish up this phase of my life, I must say (in the Hammond family way) gravy on a biscuit, baby, it's all's all good!

that cute pic came from ...

1 comment:

Kelly McKinney said...

Hey Hope, you post makes me smile big. I have known you for a while now and it is wonderful to see you in the halls at GCHS with the biggest smile on your face. I am proud of you and happy for you. Those mountains in life seem so high until you get to the top. It is great to look down and say to yourself...look what I have done! Look what God has done! No person can take that from you. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a great break. Blessings to you all!