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New Years Resolutions

ResolutionsMy New Years Resolutions

I am not normally one to make New Years Resolutions. This year, however, I feel like I am starting a new chapter in my life. Finishing my degree has really allowed me extra time to think about being a mother, a wife, a teacher, an employee, and as of this month, an entrepreneur.

I am looking forward to a year that is extraordinarily productive, so here is the list of things I would like to see happen this year:

    1. First and foremost, I plan to spend more time reading my Bible and making my faith my top priority. I have talked in a couple of different posts about the importance of scheduling. From now on, I am going to purposely set aside time every day to read and pray.

That’s it. Ok, so I know that one thing is not a list. But for me, everything else I struggle with in my life stems from this one thing. My struggles in life, including ADHD, can be managed through prayer and my relationship with Jesus Christ. I can say this with confidence out of experience. It is how I quit smoking 15 plus years ago. Ffaith is about a relationship, not about being religious and following a bunch of do’s and don’t. There are so many other things that I want to see fall into line. Here is the rest of the list:

        1. Spend more time in family activities
        2. Digital organization (pictures and videos)
        3. Weight loss
        4. Cleaner house
        5. Meal Planning
        6. Coupon-ing/Frugal Shopping
        7. Better health

Your New Years Resolutions

So what are your New Years Resolutions? I would love it if you would share here. Maybe just one of your main hopes and dreams for the year 2017. How do you plan to work on accomplishing them? Any links you have found in this first week of the new year that has inspired you in your endeavors? Comment below and let me know. I would love to hear from you.

Euphoria – A college Degree!

college degree and cap
College

A couple of weeks ago I did my final presentation for the for college. I took my first college course in 1986 through SUNY Center for Distant Learning by mail. SNAIL mail. It was Introduction to Basic Programming. After I submitted my final project for that class, I received a phone call from the professor of the class. He said that he was sorry to have to ask, but where did I get the information for the programming functions that I used in my final project.
Remember, this was the 80’s. No internet to speak of, so anything you learned back then was from a book. I explained to the professor that I had acquired the first IBM PC that came out of the factory when I was in high school. I had sat down with a three-ring binder for DOS and another three-ring binder for BASIC programming and taught myself to program in basic. The class I was taking was just a formality.
So I am VERY proud do say that it only took me 30 years to get my 2 year degree!!! I know, I know. Hold the applause please.
Thirty years for an associate degree. WOW. But I see the path that God has led me down during that thirty years and I realized that I wouldn’t be who I am today if I had gotten that degree right out of high school. Now keep in mind, I am NOT advocating anyone to embark on that endeavor. But I am saying that for ME, that was the path that I needed to take. I have learned a lot of life lessons along the way and grown into a better person because of it.
Sometimes, we get impatient for things to happen in our lives. They don’t always work out the way we think they should. But if we are growing in our faith and as a person along that path that is longer than the one we had originally planned, then it wasn’t a waste of time.