Happy New Year lovelies,
2020 was a rollercoaster my people. From entering the year with big hopes as per “new decade, new challenges” to being faced with those new challenges that didn’t feel as jolly as they did in that airy phrase – at all.
You’d think that after a year like 2015, I would never doubt that God has a bigger plan but my dears, when 2020 hit me deep – lost my job to the pandemic, professional exam got cancelled, nothing to really get out of bed for each day – it was a lot harder to keep the faith burning. There were days I would just go back to bed after morning devotion and be like “why God? Why is this happening?” Imagine being unable to practice medicine whilst the health sector is desperate for doctors because you don’t yet have your license and it’s not because you aren’t ready, but because the pandemic caused your exam to be cancelled – indefinitely!
It was a mentally challenging period, I threw myself into cooking and fitness, I found a hobby in making Tiktok cooking tutorial videos haha, when the lockdown eased up I hosted friends – basically filled my time and didn’t allow myself to dwell on my challenges, I took it as a compulsory rest period, trusting that the busy days would be back soon enough.
And they definitely did come back! I got to do my exam and passed (yay), made awesome new acquaintances, built my faith (it was this or losing hope, and choosing faith always looked better, despite my despair), got new job(s), experienced health testimonies…in all, 2020 turned around by the end. I thank God!
This new year, I am super excited, there’s going to be a lot of responding to change and though that does give me a bit of anxiety, I have God on my side – and so do you!
I pray that this year sees you triumph majorly and I look forward to sharing in your joy!
Happy new year once more,
Dr. ETP xo