Yesterday afternoon I became deflated. I am 95 percent of the time a happy, encouraging person. I try to be that way with others, looking to the glass half full, to be positive. God has a plan, and I work that plan. I might not always agree with that plan, but I hang in there whatever the case might be.
And, I believe that He does have a plan. I just feel flat. That everything that I have worked for means nothing without a degree (work). Of course, where I work is a state college, and that degree matters, and I so know that! Don’t get me wrong. It takes courage to say this –I am sad.
I have a technical degree from (an accredited school) thirty years ago that won’t transfer. Again, that is okay. My past brought me here, and I am thankful of my path for it has made me who I am. But I am feeling worthless today.
I will be fine. I will get through this. There are much worse things out there, and we are fine!! I am not stating any of this for pity, or attention. I am stating this for reality. Because not everyday is bright and shiny. I treasure every moment, and love my struggles (even algebra). Oh, and I am still taking classes. I will get that degree – it may take me a while – but I will get it.
So, no pity. Just needed to vent. And this too shall pass.
Yesterday, I posted a quote about being fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
Today – surround yourself with those that will fan that flame!
Do you think about who surrounds you? Who encourages you?
Will Smith talked about this, and actually asked to look at your phone to see who the last five text messages were from? Then, what did they say? Did they support you and your dreams? Do you like what you see?
Surround yourself with people that are there for you, and fan those flames!
Some precious friends are jumping into their future dreams this week (month) with their souls on fire! One of them posted this on their Facebook page. I had to steal it. Excited for her, and I hope to continue to be an encouragement to her and her dream.
Who do you encourage?
“No is still a great word. When need be, let’s have the guts to say it: to someone pushy, to someone manipulative and to someone in the mirror. When we need to say no, let’s learn to say it right then instead of putting it off for days and dreading it like the plague. Get it over with.” – Beth Moore
I need to say no to the mirror more often when it comes to certain battles lately. I feel as though saying no bothers others, and it doesn’t. It doesn’t bother me when people say they can’t, won’t or aren’t able. Why then is it so hard to say no?
Saying no to myself is something completely different, at least in my mind. It shouldn’t be. It should be just as simple. No is no. No struggle, simple, right?
Do you say no? Do you struggle with it? Do you feel guilt?
Carmen was home over the holiday weekend. She had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday, that led to me being off of work. So we ended up at Emeril’s Coastal Italian in Destin for lunch.
We shared the coastal board (a daily special that varies) which had olives, marinated blue crab claws, and artichokes and crab. It was yummy, and a perfect size since we decided to have dessert!They have changed up the plating, which gave us much more of a serving of the Olive Oil Cake – okay! It used to be served in the (picture in the link) cups but this is a huge slice and is AMAZING! I have added Emeril’s recipe in the link —if you have the gumption to make it. I think I might try to one of these days. But to have the entire cake at my disposal might not be a good thing. We ended up taking half of it home even after sharing it.Although the food was wonderful, time with Carmen was better. Always good to have her home.
Borrowed from a friend’s post: