For over 4 years, I walked around in the world thinking that I was likely infertile. One Sunday morning a few months ago, I prayed.

I thanked God for "bringing me to a place of peace in my journey, that if I was not meant to have my own children that I have at least found the beautiful children through my volunteering that I can mother." I continued, "If this is why I am here in the Dominican Republic then this is my destiny, I accept this and thank you because these children are so special and share with me so much love!"

The next morning I found out that I was pregnant! My dreams came true after 4 years! That was nearly 4 months ago...

Despite my joy at being pregnant and our decision to raise the baby in Canada, fear crept in and I became afraid about giving up on my career dreams. Then it occurred to me that I got exactly what I wanted, it just wasn't happening in the order or the way I thought it would. I decided to focus on gratitude and quickly peace returned.

Don't give up on your dreams! Especially if you believe they aren't happening like you wanted or when you wanted. "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans." ~ Woody Allen

Being in the DR has been a rich and life-changing experience; I found true love and have had moments of true clarity and personal insight. I feel blessed for having had this experience exactly how it has happened.

It is time to let go and continue onward with what lies ahead. I am immensely excited for what is to come and to see how it unfolds. I want to share my positive affirmation that has taken me through dark times and times of celebration: I believe that I am exactly where I am meant to be and that goodness is constantly being sent to me.

When you feel resistence to change: hold on to your dreams and visions for the future, find acceptance and gratitude of where you are in the journey; look for and embrace all of the opportunities that enter your life. These are the choices that will lead us toward greater experiences, our next life lessons and our true potential.

"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly" ~ Langston Hughes

Embrace Your Life!

Kelly McIntyre M.Sc.
Life/Career Coach

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