Chances

About Ms. Nish

This blog is for the average woman. The everyday woman. The budget friendly woman. The woman who can only spare 40 minutes to get herself ready in the morning. The working woman. The vivacious woman. The woman who wants to be healthy, confident, and beautiful. 

Being young, single, successful, and a black female is hard honey! I never thought it would come to this. I want to share my experiences with you all and get feedback from both men and women.

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Chances

As I sit back and look at the city beneath me, I wonder daily how I ended up here. It started off as a journey and a possibility. Never thought I’d ever leave Chicago, my family, the people I loved the most to move thousands of miles away. Sometimes, I wonder if I made the right decisions in life, then I think about all that I’ve been thru and where I am today and I’m thankful for life, the experiences, and where I am today in life.

Overall, it has been a very interesting journey to say the least. I left Chicago on a whim with a dream to do travel nursing and possibly go back at some point. Here I am over 5 years later and Chicago is just a place of the past. It’ll always be near and dear to me, but I can’t say it’ll ever be my permanent home again. Who knows, if Houston will even be my permanent home. As of right now, it is very permanent however. I’ve made some major moves down here in Houston even with major setbacks. The first year I was here, I was miserable, I hated my job, I missed my family, and I was bored. I was determined to make it work. I changed jobs, started meeting more people, and started to travel. In June of 2012, I decided to look into buying a home because I was tired of paying someone else’s mortgage and living by their rules. Flash forward, August 2012, I had just transferred within my company and a few weeks later found out my grandmother was extremely sick, so I flew back to Chicago wondering if I was making the right decision by staying in Houston – yet again.

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On October 1, 2012, my grandmother passed away. Out of all the death I had experienced up until that point, it was and still is the hardest to think about. December 6, 2012 (my grandmother’s birthday by the way) I closed on my first home and I couldn’t have been prouder of myself. January 10, 2013, I was let go from my job. I was devastated and hurt and my only question to God was, “I know you didn’t bring me this far to let me lose it all?” I was back wondering if I shouldn’t have purchased the home and if I should go back to Chicago.

Fast forward to February 14th, 2013, I was blessed with an even greater job and I learned a valuable lesson…HUMBLE YOURSELF. So I am grateful and will never take anything for granted. Today, I have an amazing career, a beautiful home, and great health. I thank God for bringing me to this place. If I wouldn’t have jumped out on a leap of faith and moved away from Chicago, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I probably wouldn’t own a home or even have such a great career.

 

Sometimes you have to leave what you know instead of being scared or closed-minded to explore this wonderful world.

Loving Life,

Ms. Nish

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