When the seasons shift with their subtle beginning and silent ending and the scent of a promised change is in the air, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness. . . . Gratitude . . . Openness. . . . Acceptance. . . . Getting out in nature helps us to remember that all things are connected like the blood that unites us. We do not weave the web of life - we are merely a strand in it. Whatever it is, I welcome it and believe in my inner wisdom, and let it nourish my soul.
ďThe deeper we look into nature, the more we recognize that it is full of life, and the more profoundly we know that all life is a secret and that we are united with all life that is in nature.Ē ~ Albert Schweitzer
O One day of healthy eating is a success. C Consider all of the opportunities that await you today. T The secret of getting ahead is getting started. O One small step naturally leads to another. B Beginning is easy. Itís the continuing thatís hard. E Every morning is a new page in your story. Make it a great one today. R Remember to love yourself - no matter what!
The thing that is really hard, is giving up on being perfect, and remembering the day to day work of becoming yourself. Let Fall begin this subtle and gentle transformation of you.
Makes it kinda hard to justify college when you can make that kind of money serving, doesn't it? My son's best friend is almost done with a nursing degree but he makes a fortune serving at Outback and can't justify quitting. Sad.
As for me.... I passed the July 2013 bar exam (one and done!) and I've been working on my own since December. I have a great mentor who lets me use her extra office space and helps me with my cases. I do lots of work in juvenile court, and some estate planning and probate and bankruptcy. It's slow to get started, but I'm enjoying it! I'm especially enjoying the freedom of working for myself.
My son ended up taking a bit of time off, transferred to Ohio State, then to Akron. He's living at home with me, finally in his last semester, studying computer science, working at a programming internship and having a great time. He's antsy to be done and move out of my house though. Next? Who knows? He wants to get a "real job" but he's also considering grad school. Time will tell!
Hey Michelle, good to hear from you! Congrats to Bre on her graduation! I remember how nervous you were to send her off as a freshman! So what's she doing with herself now?
And you! Going back to school! Good for you! I can't remember what you did before, but weren't you at some point working as an LPN or a CNA or something like that? I know that's high burnout work. Congrats on making a good change!
First hand experience.... you'll feel great when you graduate, and even better when you can start working in your new field!