Turning Over A New Leaf

I’ve been neglectful. I apologize. I’m also not a writer. 🙂 I can’t say that I went through a writer’s block, it’s more like a temporary lapse in inspiration. That’s all.

But I’m back and I have things for you. I hope you enjoy. I hope I can piece it all together in a manner that makes sense.

Soon, a new year will be upon us. I try to take time every December to not make resolutions, but to make goals. I also re-evaluate my top 5 priorities. Given the incidents and situations that have arisen in my life over the past couple of months, I’ve began revisiting this process earlier than usual. Why wait until 2012? I know it’s the fourth quarter, but why not?

So here, in no conscious particular order, are my top 5 priorities beginning now.

1. My Children.

This goes without saying and will always be in my top 5, no matter what. A new school year is underway and they’re starting out strong. I need to help them keep the momentum going and continue to praise their efforts. I wish I could be a perfect parent, but that doesn’t exist, so I hope to learn and grow everyday; even when my patience goes out the window.

2. My Job Career

I don’t have a job. I actually have a career and I’m proud of that. I have specific goals to reach by the end of the fourth quarter and they are in progress. I must continue to put in the time to reach them and learn to better use the many resources available to me.

3. Spirituality

I’ve noticed something about myself. I’ve began letting things go and having assurance that everything will be ok. I gather that this is faith. I don’t know if it’s the regular presence of Sister Mary Clarence or what that’s envoking this, but I’ll take it. It’s not that I’ve had no spirituality, it’s just that I could be more prayed up than I am. #truefacts

NOTE: This is completely unrelated to church.

4. Family & Friends

It’s integral that I maintain the connection with my people as best as I can. I withdraw a lot and avoid talking about my own issues, especially when I know others are going through things. I will continue to be supportive within my means. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to understand the need for more sensitive and emotional relationships with friends. This goes deeper than just gooning for them. It’s about support and recognition of the journey they’re taking. I need to visit my mom and baby brothers more. I hope to make that a priority. My life is super busy; full of errands and work that needs to be done. But sometimes I feel lost and the fray and need to reconnect with home.

5. School.

I’m going back, again. I’ve finally decided what I want to do and I’m excited. I experienced a burnout in my last stint at college but now I’m eager to return. Currently, I have several people willing to offer their assistance and guidance if I need it along the way. I’m becoming more confident that faith, hard work and support will get me through.




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