This week I got some amazing news. After what seemed like weeks of going back and forth in deciding whether I wanted to stay in Bismarck, ND or go somewhere else… I decided to go. Turns out, I am going to a hospital in a suburb of Philadelphia for my next assignment! I am super excited. I have never lived near a big city, and the east coast has such a different vibe than the west. I have never been to Philly, but I have been to D.C. and New York which are both within 2 hours. I am excited to be able to go to both of those as well!
When it was time to make a decision, it was between Philadelphia, PA or Daytona Beach, FL. They are both on the same coast but they are complete opposites in terms of culture and vibe. One is beachy and laid back. The other is busy and a big city.
Quite frankly all along I knew I wanted PA, but I did not want to get my hopes up. I kid you not, the very minute I surrendered control and accepted that I would take FL if PA said no because it was what was meant to happen… suddenly my recruiter told me PA made an offer! 🥳
Earlier in the week I felt a stirring in my soul and the quiet but peaceful voice of God telling me keep going. It was very clearly saying that I should not stay in North Dakota for my next assignment. As much as I do like adventure, I also really like comfort. When I meet people, friends, coworkers, and find places I love… I have an incredibly hard time letting go.
Letting go is quite frankly the hardest task for me. However, I knew I had to listen to God’s voice. There have been so many times when I doubted Him, but in this sense I knew He was right. I also heard my own voice saying go too. I signed up for traveling social work because believe it or not, I love traveling! I love it and I never realized just how much LIFE it brings to me when I do.
So here is to new adventures (I will be heading there in early July), letting go of comfort, and trusting that no matter where I end up… God has got me, and I’ve got me too.