Let’s Finish This!

Happy New Year’s Eve lovelies!

I’m relaxing on the couch with my main squeeze and reflecting on the year we’ve had.

As always, we’ve made it through the good and bad. Highs and lows are only natural, and it is how you overcome it that proves your strength.

Personally, I achieved a huge goal of mine in applying and being accepted to graduate school. I’m feeling accomplished and challenged. I still have a long way to go, but one semester is down in 2014 and I’m ready to take on the remaining three.

My little man is changing every day. He is a talking up a storm, and it just cracks us up. I can’t wait for (or should I be dreading?) what three has in store for us.

We have a lot of work to do health-wise. Of course I’m going to make one of those cliché promises that 2015 will be different and I will get in shape. One day at a time, right?

Maybe not resolutiona but goals for 2015 include :

*Complete a fitness challenge each month

*Try for baby #2….hehe

*Work on potty training and giving up the paci with our little man (yeah, we’re still working on that)

*Transition to my natural hair

*Get serious about saving money

*Grad school: keep grinding!

Peace out 2014! You’ve been….real.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2015!

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Grad School – Part 2

So, part 1 was applying and getting in.

Part 2 is finishing my first semester and living to tell about it. There are a lot of emotions that go along with this and the sad part is, this is only the beginning of this journey. Three more semesters await me, along with the creation and submission of a thesis or project.

Even with so much more ahead of me, I  feel like I have accomplished something. We started with 25 people in our first cohort meeting. We now have 21 people. I feel accomplished because not only did I stick it out, I did so knowing this was the right choice for be from the beginning. The content, the work, the people: it’s all a good fit for me. This is what I need to grow as a person and an educational leader.

So, what have I learned so far?

First, I’ve learned that busy has a new meaning when you are juggling family, work, and school. Not just school though: graduate school. It is a different level of suffocation. You aren’t just working for the grade, you’re working to learn. You’re applying what you learn personally and professionally. Daily. It’s all encompassing.

Next, I have learned a new kind of patience. Being a parent gave me selective patience. Working in a cohort is teaching me professional patience. The kind I need to be a good leader.

That I’m not an imposter. I deserve all that I work for and all that I have accomplished professionally and educationally. No one can take those things away from me and they are what drive me forward. Those this and my family.

Now, for six weeks off to recoup, renew, and refresh. Oh and organize my life haha. 

Happy holidays to all and to all a good night!

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The final submission for Fall 2014

Challenge Up!

Happy Monday! Posts two days in a row? No way?!

Yes way!

A few months back (August, I think) I did a 30 miles in 30 days challenge and I really enjoyed trying to meet my goal. I was able to easily exceed it and decided that December is time for a new challenge.

This time, I’ve enlisted the help of some of my friends. I’ve started a Facebook group and added a few friends, near and far, to join me in starting and finishing a monthly challenge. This is different in that I’m asking them to do any challenge they want. The goal of the group is to support each other, not just do a specific challenge. I’ve actually posted a few on our group page, and tonight I decided to mix and match the different workout moves to make my own challenge.Tomorrow, I will probably mix and match day two from a few of the challenges I’ve posted. Below are the ones I posted for the group chose from:

30_day_kickstart holiday_challange multi_30_Day_challenge standard_30_day_challenge

Interested in getting motivated and healthy in December? Try out one of the challenges!

Happy holidays!