Change is About to Occur

Hey guys...  I am a little nervous and could use some prayers.  Can you help out with that?

[Disclaimer: for those who are not interested in NFP or do not want to know this much about me, feel free to skip this post and future posts about the subject.  I know for some it can be weird, and I don't mind. :)]


It's official:  I now have my Creighton teacher!  My intro class is on December 22nd (I know, I know... it's quite far away, but I am still traveling and what not.)!  I am really looking forward to getting started!  As my teacher says... "as a nurse, you will love it!"  Woot!  Can't wait.

But, I am nervous.  I have just finished this month's pill, and asked if I should continue the next month, or stop completely?  She told me to stop completely.

Oh... already?  We're doing it.

Obviously this is what I want.  I don't really have any other choices.  But, I am really worried about my acne.  I am really worried about my periods being uber heavy.  I am worried that I am going to be an emotional basket case.  I am just worried that things are going to be so different from what has been 'normal' and I'm not going to be able to function.

These things may seem trivial (and I know that women all over the world deal with these things and in some cases things way more intense), but it's almost as if I am losing a life that I have had for the last 8 (has it REALLY been that long...) years.  As superficial as it may seem, a loss is a loss.  And, change from that loss is about to occur.

I am not the best with change.  Especially with my hormones being so heavily involved.

So, this is why I ask for some prayers.  I know that this is what God wants from me right now.  To know my body.  To learn to live my life in a new way.  To be confident in myself to embrace this change and be the woman He has created.

It's not going to be an easy thing.  It's not going to be really fun, even.  But, with the support of my friends, my mom and with God's grace, everything will be just fine.

If you have any skincare advice for hormonal acne, I'm all ears.  Or, any other thoughts, insights, words of encouragement .. I would love to hear 'em, as well.

Much Love,
Jen

2 comments :

  1. I'll look around for some hormonal acne cures...God knows I could use them!

    I know this is nerve wracking, this loss of control - and I am so proud of you for handing over this part of your life to God. What a great role model you are for my sweet Zuzu!! Although this will be challenging, challenges bring growth :) and ill be here to support you no matter what. Love you!!

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  2. I'll absolutely pray for you! Fish oil supplements are a really good way, I've found, to calm my skin down--medically speaking, they reduce inflammation in your body. It sounds so simple, but loading up on greens and cutting back on wheat and sugar have made a huge difference for me, too.

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