For August | Monthly Wishes

Posted by Rae on August 4, 2014 | 10 responses

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August has made it’s way to the forefront which pretty much means all things back to school for us. I just finished my last core course for my Master’s on 7/31 and I’ll be completing my last semester beginning August 18. I’m not ready for my kids to return just yet and to be honest, I think I need about two more weeks of rest before I rev things back up. So since time is not on my side, I’ve got to get things in gear.

I usually make my to-do list at the beginning of the week to give myself an outlook and allow myself to focus on what needs to be done. This method has worked for me in regards to the minuscule tasks that I need to complete. But on a larger scale, it doesn’t work as well for me. I’ve seen Weekly Wishes around the blogosphere but after visiting Valla over at The Positive Exchange, I adopted her idea to do Monthly Wishes. So here goes:

+  Get ready for school. -____________________- No matter how much I complain, Monday, August 8 is happening and two weeks after, Monday, August 18 is happening. I usually find joy in back to school shopping – and I probably would now if they weren’t returning next week.

+  Start preparing for my STEM workshop. So I decided a while back that I wanted to provide a free STEM workshop, or a maybe a few, where I’d teach students how to build robots, program, etc. I’ve gotten the bulk of the planning done and started saving to be able to provide the kits and lunches. There’s a few finishing touches that I need to attend to and then I’m ready to launch in September, hopefully. I’ll save the deets for a separate post.

+  Continue my workouts. After a 7 month hiatus–judge me–I got back in the gym and I’m trying to make it a regular thing. I’m interested in toning up and not necessarily losing any weight although I’m 170lbs. To be honest, I just love the way I feel during and after a workout. Pushing past times and limits that I previously set for myself.

+  Finish my Thesis by September. Chile.. Let us ALL pray.

+  Plan my first trip where I HAVE to get on a plane. Because I’m 27 and it’s way overdue.

+  Forgiveness. Something horrible transpired and I just want to put it behind me and move on. I’m working on forgiving myself for allowing myself to trust and help someone so vile and evil where in turn, they betrayed and hurt me to my core. And also, I’m working on asking God to provide me with the willpower to forgive that person as well. It’s hard to forgive people who have hurt you. It’s harder to forgive people who have hurt you to your core repeatedly. But God will see me through this.

..here’s to August. Praying for the best.

Almost There.

Posted by Rae on August 1, 2014 | 9 responses

Happy August!

I’m going to keep this short because I’m still trying to knock out my To-Do list so I can really get back into blogging like I would like to. Especially since I have more time. I mentioned back in June, before I ran out of bandwidth, that I had an exciting announcement to make. I never plan for so much time to pass like it does here on the blog, but life is really moving at the speed of light for me.

Anyway, earlier this year, I begin to mark off important dates in my planner as I usually do. Then I finally made it to December and recorded a tentative date for Southern University’s Fall Commencement Ceremony with a question mark beside it. I stared at what I had just written — excited, yet nervous.

After presenting back in July, I changed that question mark to an exclamation point. My topic has been approved and now it’s time to put in the writing, organize and present my data, and lastly, walk across the stage. December 12, 2014 Commencement !.

It’s been a long journey, but I’ve made it. With such a strong support system behind me, in front of me, beside me, WE have finally made it.

To my family and my children, who literally believe that I can do anything I put my mind to, Thank You!

Next up, Doctorate!

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