Saturday, April 28, 2012

Looking ahead…

"Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. If you could see them clearly, naturally you could do a great deal to get rid of them but you can't. You can only see one thing clearly and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin." - Kathleen Norris

I posted this on Facebook today.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my plans and goals for the future. My long-term plans stretch out about 10 years when I finish my doctorate and can start doing research. I know my long term goal and I have a map of steps in between. Right now, I just need to focus on finishing up the semester with decent grades.

After the next few weeks are over and I’ve finished my finals I’ll share the next action in my plan. 

Have you mapped out your goals? Do you know what steps you need to take to get there? Are you making progress?

I know that there will probably be some bumps in the road, some delays in reaching my goal, but I don’t want to let go of that goal, of my dream. When things get tough I need to remind myself why I am doing what I’m doing and what I want to get out of it in the long run.

Have you lost sight of your goals? Do you remember what you are working towards?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ups and Downs

Most days I try to convince myself that it's just me.
That I'm not really surrounded by a younger, less intelligent generation.

But then I overhear things like "It feels so awkward to be hot and not able to go to the ocean" and that fraternities are like women because they're not always easy.


Days like today I lose faith in younger generations.

On the flip side... today I received a little confirmation that I am as awesome as I think I am.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

You’ve been on my mind…

Last year I was glued to Facebook 24/7 in one way or another. My phone had Facebook chat, my browser homepage was Facebook. I turned into one of the people I always made fun of, someone tethered to technology.

Why? Because I was yearning for communication. The one I loved was so many thousands of miles away and most of the time Facebook was the easiest form of communication. I didn’t want to miss a single opportunity to chat with him, even if it was only a quick message from him telling me that he was okay and he loved me with a chance to respond that I loved him as well and a promise from him that he would talk again as soon as he could. Those sweet simple messages got me through the year. They let me know that no matter how rough a day he had he took time to send me a message and let me know he was thinking of me and anxiously awaiting the day he would come home to me.

And now, many of my friends expect me to continue my affair with the internet. After a year of long distance communication when all I wanted was touch, forgive me if I walk away from communication through computer screens. I feel guilty when I glance at my phone when Mr. B is sitting next to me. I try to make our time together as technology free as possible.

Text me, we’ll meet up. My schedule is absolutely insane with school and somehow has become more demanding since Mr. B got home (how is that possible when he’s been picking Little Mister up from school?), but I'll make time for you.

But this is life… ever changing. Busy. Crazy. Unpredictable.

Enjoy each moment.