A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey… but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong. So every day I get STRONGER!

Archive for January, 2014

I will send you a sign…Alunde, alunde

I do not even remember writing this but man, I like!

Living Life from A to Z

I know I should be sleep but I was given a sign today and I had to fully acknowledge that I had seen it and would take it to heart. Pulled out the workings of my book and it has been so many days; ok months since I looked at it or worked on it that the words just blew me away. I was reminded again why it’s been so hard for me to finish. In a word it’s pure procrastination but on another level it STONE COLD FEAR! Over the years as I’ve watched my eldest daughter grow up I have learned that she can be brutally honest. As I read over some of the pages of my book I realized where she got that trait from. This book is hard to write, but I can’t let it go. It always comes back boomeranging around me in one big…

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Start Where You Are

It that time again! Time for me to make time for the things I love and need most. One of the ways I’ve set about making this a reality on a consistent basis is by making a schedule of my week that tells me when and where I should be errrday! Someone on the outside looking in would probably think it’s crazy but I have realized it’s how I function best. You see three years ago I meet this guy who rarely made concrete plans and was very flexible in how he moved about in his time outside of work and music obligations and to him I seemed anal and controlling in the way I planned my time. So in an effort to be more flexible, last semester I did not make a schedule, even my cook days were haphazard. FAIL, FAIL, FAIL! I find it hard to function that way and I spent a nice part of the semester catching up on assignments, catching up on sleep, not getting in workouts, eating at the craziest of times and not having enough time to really breathe and do some of the non-school, non-parenting stuff that was important to me. I tried things a different way and it just didn’t work for me. Which brings me to the point of this post. Do what works best for you and if you don’t know what that is, take a little time to find out. I read this really good book some years ago and it helped me do just that, Getting Organized from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern.


Now since I have my daily schedule does that mean that everything gets done down to the micro-second, not at all. But one, it provides a template for me to follow and gives my day order. Two, looking at it shows me how I will get things done so I don’t have to worry about fitting stuff in. Three it helps me see where my priorities are and keeps me focused on being the best me! There it is, short and sweet. Don’t get overwhelmed with all you need to do, focus on what you can do right now that will make the greatest impact!

Stay tuned for my resolutions post. I originally had 21 things on my list but I’ve made some adjustments and there’s one that has my main focus and it’s helping me greatly with all the others.

Until next time, AJ is leaving the building…