Lately I have been struggling with what others say I don’t have. Today I woke up with what I have accomplished. My positivity came back. I am staying in the direction that I feel God has led me on since the beginning. Just because I don’t like what I am hearing, or what others are saying doesn’t mean that God may lead me to stay the course instead.
College has been hard (for me with working full time). Most of the time it is too much work, that it is too hard. I want to walk away –sometimes (okay most of the time). But I come back to “I am not a quitter. I am a finisher!” I need to put blinders on and concentrate on the end goal. Just because I won’t finish college in the typical four years doesn’t mean I won’t finish. A seven-and-a-half year college plan is a goal, right? Semester after semester, just to keep plowing way, one class here, maybe two classes there. Then one day, I will wake up and realize I have a degree. But I won’t get there if I quit.
I won’t get to my weight goal if I keep thinking that eating cheese puffs and Chardonnay for dinner is healthy either. I need to put the green, leafy vegetables in my mouth, drink water, and exercise for the plan to work. Again, the goal of weight loss isn’t easy. My gastric sleeve surgery was a tool to help me lose the weight, not for me to gain it back in a year. I didn’t go through surgery to fail.
Every day is a new opportunity to succeed. I felt deflated yesterday. I cried yesterday. Self pity is not pretty, but we all go through it. Today is a new day. I am planting new seeds.
Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. — Galatians 6:9 ESV
There are days, before I set my feet to the ground, that I say this out loud to God. On those days, I claim this…that God will show me His glory. I also believe that speaking it out loud helps. I am not exactly sure why, just that it does.
Some days I need God to show me more of His glory than others. I am certain God needs to see more of me in His glory as well – but that is another discussion.
Asking for some GLORY today.
My supervisor is this image of a leader. She inspires, motivates and encourages. I have been incredibly blessed by her leadership, and hope that I can do the same one day.
I need this today…maybe you do as well.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
“Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.” – Walt Disney
Mondays are difficult. Combining the efforts of team is so important, and one I hope never to take for granted.
I have decided to continue blogging daily. I never really thought I would be able to do it every day in 2017 but I did. I had help from family, and lots of encouragement from friends. I pre-scheduled most of my posts throughout the week and as I would have time to write on the weekend.
I have also decided that this is the year for me to conquer six college classes, and to continue to my goal weight. It will be busy starting back to work on today (and Carmen goes back to LSU). Planning will be the key for homework, meals, and exercise. My Passion Planner is ready to help, I just have to use it.
Apparently, it can take 18-254 days to form a habit. Hoping that I can kick into gear and accomplished another 20-30 pounds down this year. Really not wanting it to take forever, but healthy habits would be a good thing. Regain is thing. I know that I am not perfect, and can’t do everything. But wanting to be better than where I am.
Classes – take 6 this year, and increase my gpa. Will be okay with “C’s” but…
Weight – get back on track and lose 20-30 – hit goal weight!
Walk – Four 5k’s (beat my time of 54:35)!
Meal plan – plan to succeed—right?
Stay organized, and not become overwhelmed. Anxiety will not control me this year!
What are you goals for the year? How are you planning on succeeding?
Blessings for today, and for 2018!
Thank you for this amazing year…2017. 365 days. 365 posts. Goal met! Some of them were not much more than a sentence, but it was a post. Thank you for the follows, comments, and likes. Thank you for reading. Lots of items to improve upon, but wouldn’t change a thing.
Blessings for today and always.
I can now say that I have conquered Algebra! I received my final grade of “C”. I will take it. I so struggled with this.
I knew the material, just really struggled with the tests. Overall, I did well. I am so thankful it is done. The anxiety with the tests was really overwhelming. I tried my oils, medicine, and breathing techniques. I still found myself staring at my test with – uhm – what is this? I LOVED this from Carmen. My family has been incredibly supportive.
I have made it a goal to take six courses (two classes per semester) in 2018 beginning with Statistics (math again), and Nutrition. I am not looking forward to the Statistics course, but I am the Nutrition course. I think if I can get through this next math, I will be okay in school. I know that I will struggle, but just looking forward to learning and growing.
So onward, right? Happy to have a break for a couple of weeks.