Thursday, January 15, 2015

Learning to Juggle

Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell

When I was in my 20's, I quit college.  It has been a heavy regret my whole adult life.  Trying to maintain rent, car payments, a full-time job, partying and school proved to be too much for this girl. While cruising along one evening, (probably jamming out to Coolio) my car came to a sudden stop. The transmission had dropped and my little Ford Escort was lifeless.  This event was the straw that broke my camel's back and set me on a course of working and living life and deluding myself I would eventually go back.

One night over cocktails, Andrew and I were discussing dreams.  I mentioned my regret of never going back to school.  I have taken many a design class but never actually graduated with a degree. As the years have passed, I have worked on being more mindful about being a better human - always growing.  I have three beautiful children, a great husband, friends and family.  I have a thriving design business and amazing clients which keeps me inspired every day.  But not having that piece of paper was a personal failure.  Andrew looked at me confused and said, "It is never too late."  Huh?! I always felt my kids come first and would never do anything that would take away from them.  I was explaining just this when he added, "Going back to school and completing your degree would be a great example for the girls and I think you should do it."  Sometimes you need another person to gently push you in the direction you needed to go.

So, starting Monday I will add student to my list of daily balls in the air.  I feel this journey will not only enrich my business but help me on my quest to 'rule the world.'  Of course, something in my life will have to take a back seat.  I love sharing my thoughts and obsessions with you here, but will have to step back and blog less until I am able to get a handle on this exciting change.  I am so grateful you take time from your day to hang out here with me.  See you soon!

Have an inspired day,


  1. So proud of you for taking this big step Lisa! Cheers to reaching your dreams...

    1. Thanks, Char! That means a lot. Have a great weekend!

  2. Such great news, congrats! Hopefully you don't have to re-do the Freshman 15 too! :)

    1. Thanks, Charisa! Today is my first day and I can already tell it will be a mighty leap! Ha! I am hoping the stress and over-exhaustion might give me a Freshman 5 pound loss! :)


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