Have you ever felt like you just had to do something? I’m not talking about needing a shower after the gym. I mean feeling like you’ll burst if you don’t do that something. Sometimes I think that I feel that urge every day, especially around girl scout cookie time. But then a real burning desire appears, one I can’t sleep, pray or just plain ignore away.
Such an urging has come to fruition with this blog. I discovered that I was determined and perhaps destined to share all of the things I hold dear professionally and personally in a public space. So it is here that I will share what I know as a medical professional, what I learn as a mother and what I experience as a believer in Christ.
I’m a bit of an enigma as a person. When it comes to my work, I could go on forever. I love talking about acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy and the list goes on. When it comes to my private life, which has included my faith until recently, I am withdrawn, reclusive and downright, well, private. This, I have decided, should not be. This is a “walk the walk if you talk the talk” situation if there ever was one.
I’ll be honest. I’m really nervous. What will my friends think? Family? Patients? Students? What will they think when I risk my career and my “professionalism” to be honest and open about my faith, which I happen to think is what makes me the friend, daughter, sister, mother, doctor and teacher that they care for and trust? Time will tell.
And so it begins.
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