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.

This new revelation became apparent to her as she was recovering from COVID-19.  She lost her memory, so she started to recapture her thoughts by writing about her life, which helped her put her life back together. Although this process was merely therapeutic at first, it quickly became revealed that God magnificently orchestrated the accounts of her life to lead her to who she is today. As a result of this newfound knowledge, she was able to surrender to her purpose.

In this time of stress and grief, people can still emerge stronger, just as Terri Brinston did after getting infected by the virus. As an author of the book “Grateful for the Journey, Surviving Covid-19,” Terri Brinston explains that her faith in God allowed her to survive and find her purpose in life. Her motivational story about surviving Covid-19 explains that God has a purpose for our struggles. 

“I often wondered if God was punishing me. Now I know that I had to go through all that I had gone through, so I could help others. I know how it feels to be stuck. To have barriers that prevent you from moving forward. I believe that the Lord used my healing journey from COVID-19 to reveal my joy, my Tragedy to tell my Truth, and my Fear to expose my Freedom, ” Terri Brinston. 

This book will reignite her reader’s motivation as they discover the evidence of collateral blessings of hardship. They will also find hope and encouragement to be their best under difficult circumstances.  She wants her readers to know that being in the eye of the storm can make you learn many things like perseverance, strong will, clarity, peace, and patience.

The book “Grateful for the Journey, Surviving Covid-19 by the author Terri Brinston teaches us about life. This book introduces many lessons. Her story will motivate her readers to look within, embrace their life lessons and never lose hope and faith, even in the most challenging situations. You will laugh and cry with her as she shares her stories about being the Nurturing Wellness Group Foundation CEO while being a daughter, mother, wife, sister, and friend.  Her enriching story is a gift for all of us.