Career, empowerment, Self-Discovery

2015 Review

Happy New Year!

I haven’t posted much this year as I haven’t been feeling inspired. I spent the first half of the year feeling dark and listless. Lack of energy and desire led me to finally give in to antidepressants. My doctor initially prescribed a higher dose and we have worked together over time to minimize the dosage. I know a lot of people are not fans of using medication to treat depression and anxiety. I used to be one of those people until I accepted that often times they are needed. My desire is not to take medication forever, but for now, it is helping me feel more like myself.

At the beginning of 2015 I chose the word patience for my area of improvement. I definitely experienced many tests in this area. I am impatient and from time to time it causes me to lose sight and act prematurely. I can see some improvements in this area; however I still have much to learn. One particular area I’ve enacted patience is with regard to my professional goals.

In July, I began working in the office full time again. I’d been teleworking for two years and while it has many benefits in a large metropolitan area, there are some drawbacks as well. My current career path no longer offers room for advancement so I have chosen a new path. Working in the office full time has allowed me to be more visible and network with other employees. It has changed my entire outlook and I am excited about 2016. My word for 2016 is growth and I am ready to do the work necessary to become my absolute best. I’m seeking to grow in all aspects of my life which will require both patience and dedication. I know that there will be numerous challenges, but the rewards will be worth every trial to be faced. I challenge each one of you to select a word which represents an area of improvement you would like to address.

May 2016 be prosperous in love, life, and dreams to all of you.

1 thought on “2015 Review”

  1. Chantel, I am so proud of you for recognizing your need of a little assistance. So many Black people will not take the additional step. And you are not alone. I love you and your behaviors.Aunt Janie

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