Last Chapter

Christmas came early for me; I’ve beenIMG_5529 waiting on this piece of paper so I could have all my degrees framed. I never knew holding it in my hands would stir up so many emotions because it is a reminder of the obstacles, sacrifices, long nights writing after work, and lack of support from people I received, but it also a reminder that I am the head and not the tail. I allowed the tears to flow because it has been a journey to hold this piece of paper.

Listen, God will delay some blessings until you remove the toxins & toxic people from your life. So stop wishing you had things earlier. Such as: Graduation, a professional license, promotion on your job, love, marriage, kids, new home, new car, career, or owning your own business. What God has for you is for you! The oil will not flow if it’s not meant for you! This is my journey to the finish line balancing, love life, relocating for a new career, purchasing a home, army medical reserves, professor, traveling consultant, working a full time demanding career as a clinical provider, and maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Don’t let anyone tell you can’t have it all at the same time šŸ˜˜

Therapist Corner: The thing about a lesson is once you learn them, you don’t have to revisit them. Everything happens for a reason. Don’t stress the could haves. If it should have, it would have. Everything that happens to you can be used, felt, shaped, and transformed to further our journey. Now we have one month left to finish the book of 2017. Make the last chapter a good one šŸ˜˜ I have been busy preparing and planning for 2018, and I look forward to sharing some of the exciting things I have been working on for next year.

The pain was temporary, and part of my journey but a doctoral degree is forever #blackpsychologist #armyofficer #depressionresearch #Ph.D. #blackboyjoy

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