"YOUR PLAN" may not be "THE RIGHT PLAN" (PLEASE READ)

Hello Lovelies & HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!


While I show you my work OOTD from yesterday, I figured I'd let you all into my world a little more and maybe give some of you a little encouragement.  :)

As most of you may know, Im a school teacher! My job is rewarding for the most part, but being a teacher was not a life long dream of mine.  I actually struggled  with the idea of being one  for a very long time.  I have always been interested in working in the medical field (Still would love to)! I graduated from college with pretty good grades and a  BS degree in Physiology (pre-med)!
When I graduated I decided to take a little "time off" from the books.

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After taking my break, I tried to figure out different avenues I could take to get into the medical field.  I drove myself crazy thinking of which one would suit me best....MD, DO, PA, RN, Doctor of Optometry, Chiropractor, Dentist, etc.  I attended several seminars, open houses, shadowed doctors, worked in a clinic (Which I still do part-time), and volunteered at hospitals & within my community.  Photobucket
Long story short, years later, I'm still a teacher!  A few years ago, I was venting to a good friend of mine about not being where I thought I should be in life (which was working in the medical field), she made it crystal clear for me. 

 She said to me"Katrice, did you ever think that your doing what God wants you to be doing?  I mean, you have the grades to get into med-school, volunteer, and work experience, yet you're still here.  You're an awesome teacher, the kids and faculty love you, and you're touching so many lives, daily.  If it's meant for you to work in the medical field, you will, when the time is right." 

I'll never forget that conversation.

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Ruffled Chambray Top:  Ralph Lauren/ High Waited Trousers: Dillards/ Heels: Nine West
I said all of that to say this....there's absolutely nothing wrong with having a plan for yourself, even plan B and C.  Just know that your plans may not always line up with the plans God has for you & perhaps your timing is off.  He does has a funny sense of humor! (I told my college roommate who was an Education major that "I could NEVER be a teacher!") Everything happens for a reason, both good and bad so make every situation a learning experience and allow yourself to grow from them.  Live life with no regrets!!!

I will happily continue to educate our youth, but I am definitely not giving up my dream of becoming a healthcare provider some day! 

Have a great day!
~Trice

P.S.  Here is my fact for Black History Month:
Sheila Crump Johnson , co-founder of BET, was the first black female billionaire.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  




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24 comments:

  1. Very inspiring!!
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  2. Very, very inspiring...i love this post!

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  3. Great post! They said if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. I am proud of the work you are doing with the children even tough it may not have been your Plan A. I am a mother of school age children and I truly appreciate great teachers.

    ~Tavia
    www.ninetofly.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I love that top...
    besos,lynn

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  5. This is a great post and I needed to hear this today because I have been struggling with some decisions with my career field.

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  6. Love it.. just what I needed to hear!

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  7. Oh how I can relate to this post! I hate that I'm not where I want to be or doing what I want. There has been so many bumps in the road and I'm still not there. You're right God has a plan for us and it may not be our plan. My passion is therapy but I've also taking steps to become a teacher. I'm not sure where I'm going right now but I will just let life lead me. It's so great hearing your story and sure you will make a difference in whatever you do.

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  8. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show some blog luv! def enjoyed this post!

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  9. Amen!!! I have to remind myself of this very thing when I wonder why I am not getting any job interviews and am a stay at home. God doesn't make any mistakes and I'm where HE wants me to be.

    Thank you Jesus for encouragement (in this post!)

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  10. Trice, I need to talk to your friend! I know exactly how you feel, at 31 I always thought I'd be doing something else, not the current field I'm in. I really do hope for a transition this year, because there is no where to go in my current organization.... Love that denim ruffle blouse! Have been wanting one for a while since I saw it from denim and supply from ralph lauren.

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  11. Thank you for this uplifting post. I am always thinking of what God has planned for me.
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  12. Love the shirt and thanks for introducing us to you some more!!

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  13. You are adorable and what a super cute outfit...love your pants with the cuff at a perfect length! Hope your Hearts Day was lovely and thank you so much for stopping by my blog, yours is super fun!

    Liesl :)

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  14. Your friend was right. Amen all around to this post. I love reading your blog. :)

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  15. Very true! You are changing people's lives for the better daily! Love that denim ruffle shirt by the way, too.

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  16. Inspiring, as always. I am sure you are just as inspiring to the young minds you shape on a daily basis. Plus, it is never ever too late to change careers, if you ever wanted to.

    *Erin

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  17. Inspiring Post! I know you are an amazing teacher and if you had gone to Med school, you would have been a phenomenal doctor, but you would not have had the inspiring job of teaching and shaping our youths everyday Things definitely happen for a reason. You look gorgeous as always:-)

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  18. Very true, thank you for your wise words and the advice of your friend!
    Natalie

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  19. your hair is gorgeous!!

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  20. You look gorgeous! And yes, never give up on your dreams. I have been learning to be very patient especially when getting frustrated about where I think I "should be". I'm God's child and I need to trust in his word. As far as having plans, I always tell the students I mentor to only have a plan A...keep your focus on plan A. If plan A doesn't work, then develop a new plan A. Too many plans can spread you out to thin and set you up for failure.

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  21. Love this post! I went through this in life after I graduated with a BS in Psych. I started off as a PreMed and always though being a MD was my dream but God had other things in store for me and now I'm finally working on my nursing degree which I never would have done 10 years ago. Now I love it and can't see myself doing anything else.

    Teaching is your Godgiven talent and you Are helping raise kids to be something in the future. Put your all into it and God will continue to bless you richly.

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  22. Thank you for stopping by sis. I enjoyed reading a few of your post, but this one hit home so I had to comment. Stop by again and I hope you decide to follow. xx*s

    Beauty,Brains and GOD fearing you are the BOMB DIGGTY girl! I had my son at a young age and had to make the decision to leave college and work in order to provide for my son. However before making that decision I promised myself I would go back to school at get my BA degree and that's. It was challenging, but worth every tear before an exam and I will always remember all late night, no sleep study sessions. I knew it was God's plan all along. In fact my son graduated from HS the same week as I did. *PROUD* I LOVE, and RESPECT teachers. I appreciate the HARD work and dedication *THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    Always, SOULBeautifull xx*s
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  23. So so true. God's plan is not always ours. Thanks for sharing your story.

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