Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Counting my blessings & Weekly Goals

Alright, so my bad news from last week pretty much sucked the energy and enthusiasm out of me and I haven't felt much like posting until today.

I've realized that you can't let set backs and bad news stop you from finding a way to reach your goals. I've done all that I can to try to get things back on track and now I just have to trust that the universe will do what's best for me, even if it's not what I think I want.

I do need to take a minute to count my blessings:

1. The Boy and I have discussed what could be done if my financial aid is taken away. He has offered to help me pay the tuition so I can stay in school. I am so blessed to be in a relationship with a man who sees how important school is to me and will do anything in his power to help me attain that goal.

2. I am great health right now. Being without health insurance is scary. I'm so grateful to have not experienced any serious health issues in the past year.

3. I live in a wonderful home, rent free. I am able to garden, decorate and have a warm place to sleep every night.

4. Recently I have stumbled across some wonderful financial blogs that have offered me a lot of encouragement and advice. It helps me to stay positive when I see that other people are experiencing what I'm experiencing and coming out on top.

I won't hear back from the petition board until sometime next week, most likely. In the meantime, my goal is to keep myself calm and keep my anxiety in check. There's no sense in getting all worked up over this. I have pleaded my case and done all that I can do. It's out of my hands now. I will accept whatever happens and go on with confidence that I will find another way to make things work.

Goals for this week:

1. Spend no more than $20

2. Plan a welcome home for the Boy (he's on a business trip and will return Thursday, any ideas?)

3. Workout twice this week (this seems to be my weakest point)

4. Complete my first week of assignments at school and get ahead on my reading.

5. Pick tomatoes for salsa making