Grateful for the Journey, Surviving COVID-19
Terri Brinston just recently accepted the fact that she is enough. She struggled with low self-image; this stemmed from being a special Ed student. She searched for years to overcome her self-limiting beliefs, which were emotionally paralyzing. She desperately sought to find something, anything to help her overcome this overwhelming feeling of worthlessness and this mess, she called her life. Through her search, she dove into education. After high school, she became a cosmetologist and then pursued her BSN (bachelor’s degree in nursing). She became a legal nurse consultant, earned a teacher’s certificate, and continued and received an MA (Master of Arts in education and administration) while working full time, running her own business, and being a wife and mom. No matter how much success she gained, she could never celebrate her accomplishments. As she was on her way to enroll in a doctorate program, over 50 years old, she said, enough is enough! She decided to take her own advice that she had been pouring into her students for over 22 years. She embraced the fact that everything she needed was already in her. She stopped searching to find herself and discovered that she was not lost.