Having faith is something I struggle with, I’ll be the first to admit it. A career in emergency veterinary medicine showed me a very ugly side to to humanity; while there were beautiful moments, the ugly stays with you much longer. A lot has changed in the past year: someone who I thought was forever walked away without a backward glance, my self esteem self worth took a huge hit, an unexpected surgery (and accompanying bills), a work environment that wasn’t healthy, my mental health deteriorated horribly, and I felt trapped. And yet, somehow I started making things happen. I applied for job after job until I was offered my dream career, my mental health is leaps and bounds ahead of where I was even 6 months ago, I’m smiling again, I feel more balanced and most importantly, I’m taking care of me. I’m still horribly introverted and prefer a good book to going out, but it seemed like once one good thing happened others followed. So do that difficult thing, apply for that job, take that mental health day because at the end of the day, you have to be happy with you!