Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?


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Being me…developing me

I have recently started three more Coursera courses; well, one is a repeat since I didn’t do as well the first time as I had hoped.  I am determined to do well in these classes and complete them.  If I can demonstrate the needed determination and follow-through, I may actually pay for the verified certificate so as to have proof of success with each.  We shall see.  I want to continue my education and right now this is the best option for me.

The courses:

  • Learning How to Learn
  • Intro to Forensic Science
  • Psychological First Aid

Quite a wide variety, I’d say, but all things that interest me.

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2014 – Onward and Upward and No Looking Back

I’ve set some new goals for myself, in view of the recent improvements and changes in my life.  These goals cover everything from short-term things to accomplish to long-term.  I used to try the “101 Things in 1001 Days” but my lists were never satisfactory to me.  So…here I go with a general list of goals.  No doubt I will be updating as I go a long.

I have divided my list into sections: financial/legal, physical, well-being, self-development, family, community, spiritual, social, relationships, and home.

  • Financial/Legal
  • Physical
  • Well-being
  • Self-development
  • Family
  • Community
  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Relationships
  • Home

I am going to actually flesh this list out an entry at a time.  I think that that will make it easier for me to read and keep up with goals as I go.


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I have failed many times…

I have failed many times, and that is why I am a success. Michael Jordan

This quote means quite a bit to me right now.  I know that my family and I really need to move back in with my parents-in-law right now; I understand that it is necessary.  However, it feels like such a tremendous failure, failure on a level I’ve not experienced before.  I’m trying to keep my head up and keep moving to get my life back on a semi-normal path, but this really stinks.

I appreciate the kindness and encouragement of my family, including my parents-in-law.  This is a huge adjustment to them as well and they are taking right in stride.  Still, I look forward to getting back into my own house again.

I’m looking at this quote from Michael Jordan and trying to use it to encourage myself.   If I can learn from this, and grow, than this experience won’t really be a failure.  It will have served its purpose.  Now, I just need to figure out what I can learn from what I’m going through now.