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,
Lisa

4 comments:

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

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

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

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    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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