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Winding down Saturday

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I am putting into practice balance and not jam pack my Saturdays ripping and running, especially since I am going back to work Monday. That is one of the reason I do not enjoy the weekends, because I gangbust on Saturday and I am exhausted on Sunday. I have to spread housework out over the week so that I am not overwhelmed when the weekend arrives.

Time to ramp up my fitness routine. i watch some martial art movie and saw how fit those chicks are that practice the ancient art of martial arts, herbal medicines and a different style of eating. It amazed me what the body can do, how it can be trained and what it can accomplish. I have no excuses. No I do not want to pay for a trainer or can I afford martial art training. But I can get out and walk up the hills in my new apartment complex. I can use my resistance bands and I can do lunges and squats. For the things I am unable to afford, there is something I can and I am working my plan and planning my work.

The next big push at work begins on Monday. I expect a few changes as my company prepares for the new model launch. My next big push in my financial education will begin with my own financial need analysis. I plan on scheduling some training time this week-I have to make it happen and not get out of balance.

emoticonThere are times when life surprises one, and anything may happen, even what one had hoped for. emoticon(Ellen Glasglow)

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UMBILICAL 7/16/2011 9:36PM

  I like the sound of your plans. That is the 1st step to success.

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MKPRINCESS007 7/16/2011 9:32PM

    Sounds like a good plan! I, too, feel like I fun all week, and then push and run some more on the weekend and wonder why I am drained when I return to work on Monday!

Wishing you a peaceful and paced Sunday! :)

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STARMIZER2000 7/16/2011 9:28PM

  good reading

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Life Exam finished and passed!

Friday, July 15, 2011

I kinda of put things the back burner this past week since I decided to get serious about educating myself and it paid off today, because I passed my exam for Kansas Life emoticon. I have to kick it up a notch in learning about the different types of lnsurance available and now the next exam will be for securities so I can learn more about investments for retirement.

I started this journey right at the end of June. I received my prospectus from my employer in the mail and I couldn't read it. I looked at my paycheck and although I can see some progress, it wasn't good enough for me. Just like my weight, I have a a reckless relationship with money and I needed to get a better grip, better understanding of it. I wanted to immerse myself in Financial Peace principles and live like no one else so I can live like no one else. I had to elevate my thinking and begin my educational process. The idea of learning is not a new concept for me, what I decided to compliment my learning was the idea of earning a few dollars for my direct efforts. I am not trying to be a high roller, but I realized today while I was heading out to take my exam, in today's economy I can't put all my eggs in one basket or rely on one employer. The manufacturing industry is tricky and dependent on the consumer. I help manufacture a product that is hot today and could lose its appeal in a few months. Layoffs are common-I have been at four different plants in eleven years emoticon I have been fortunate depending how you look at it because God always sustained me.

I am looking for something more, cement my future. Just like my weight loss journey, I need to focus on my future, get some balance in my life and truly live like no one else. I successfully obliterated two bills that have been hanging around because I allowed them to. I network with a group of positive people to assist and help me on my educational journey emoticon

I am working my plan and planning my work. emoticonTo God be the Glory emoticon

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PRINCESS1959 7/16/2011 2:50PM


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    Congratulations! You're living in a way that will bring success in many areas! God bless!

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SERENEMOM71 7/16/2011 8:10AM

  I just love reading your posts! You are always so positive and look to the future for what is best for you/what God is teaching you to live your life to the fullest! You are so right that manufacturing jobs are not secure and could change in the near future without much warning! How smart of you to look @ other ways to earn an income!! before it is urgently needed! I have always been impressed with your thought process but am even more so! My husband has been educating himself for the past 25 years in the various aspects of his career - Thank God - as 50% of the people in his profession in our city are unemployed. He was laid off 2 years 3 months ago, started his own company, and has worked steadily except for about 8 weeks of that time! Unfortunately, I am disabled and am unable to work @ present time.

We are close to retirement (10 years) and need to really save money now to reach our retirement goals. You are on the right track! Good luck and God Bless!! emoticon emoticon

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TIAGAYEPFA 7/16/2011 7:16AM

    Very excited for you! You will enjoy this journey too!

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    Lovely post. I am looking for good ideas for multiple streams of income, as well.

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    emoticon I'm so happy for you. You have shown yourself a woman to be showered with God's goodness and grace.

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ASOBFALLS 7/16/2011 1:23AM

    emoticon Sounds like all the study time paid off.

Congratulations!! Plans come together one step at a time. emoticon

May God be with you in your next few choices. emoticon


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Getting Over the "Diet" Blues

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well my vacation is winding down, back to work Monday emoticon Like I stated before, I am grateful to have a job. I go back to work without complaints. I am taking my Kansas Life exam tomorrow at 3:00 PM emoticon I pray that all this brain time I have been logging in at the library pays off. I had to revisit my reason why, as to why am I doing this and where do I go from here. My move is approaching in three weeks or so...God help me. I am slow at the packing part and I know this will be a work in progress. I am hoping that new home will give me a fresher and better perspective on life as I live it out loud. I went to a co-worker's home today to get some boxes for my books and I was blown away. She found the cutest little three bedroom home and was in the process of fixing it up. I am not sure if I want to go that route again or just get a cute little condo, but I know home ownership is in my future. I am not sure where I will land, here in KC, back home to Michigan or one of our others states, but I know this, wherever I land will be my slice of pie and I will make it comfortable and cozy and blessed emoticon

Oh well back to review chapters that gave me a bit trouble yesterday and then I am feeling spaghetti for dinner. I do not make it too often, but with a nice salad it sounds delish for this awesome Thursday!

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    Life is quickly moving on, isn't it? And you are living it so graciously. Praying for the right choices for you, sweet friend.

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Back at it Again

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I came back to the library again to get some more brain time. Last night when I left and went to the store and picked up my dinner, I just beat the thunder and lightening. Boy did the sky opened up and poured out a hugh waterfall. I was so afraid that I would lose power on a hot and muggy night emoticon. Thankfully all I had were power surges, but it did knock out my cable, landline and internet service. I did not get back on line until 2:00 this afternoon, which threw me for a loop. Oh well, I didn't make it to Bible study as planned, but I will be visiting a new church on Sunday. Right now I am leaning toward taking my life insurance exam either Friday or Saturday, depending on how I can get it scheduled. So many facts and terms to study, I plan on taking another pretest later tonight.

emoticonSince I bought a sundress, I felt I needed a little support,so I went to Lane Bryant outlet and bought a strapless. Felt weird trying one one, but it beats me flopping around looking frumpy. Wearing a sundress is quite a leap of faith of faith for me and I plan on rocking it. I finally put that color in my hair, I like this brand better, it gave me better gray coverage and evened out the tone of my hair. I didn't get drastic with a dramatic color change, I am more of a gradual type person. Well my days off are dwindling and instead of getting uptight and mourning going back to work next Monday, I rejoice in the fact that I have a job with some benefits, I am moving to bigger and better place, I have a roof over my head and food in the refrigerator, I am taking charge of my future and learning about the power of money and I am continuing my journey of living life out loud!

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    Kelly dear, you are so balanced. Planning things in life to best meet your needs, looking to the bright side of things. I smile as I read your blogs. I'm so blessed to know you. You're so blessed to have a level head on your shoulders! Have a most awesome day, my sweet friend.

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Brain Time

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I made it a point to find a bit of escape from the heat and the packing chaos in my apartment and get out study elsewhere-my local library. First I made it a point to get my glasses tighten at Costco,something that has been on my forever to-do list and I wanted to get a decent summer skirt to wear. I stepped out of my comfort zone and found a cute little summer sundress which will require me to wear a strapless bra with it. I always felt I was "too big" to wear such stuff, but why not? I had a 20% off coupon from Gordmans and I didn't want to spend goo-gobs of money. It is definitely something I would not have thought of wearing, but with all this heat,while I am off work, I want to stress cuteness, not factory wear clothing emoticon I know my Mom in Heaven is beaming down at me, first thong type, in between toe sandals (haven't worn this style since the second grade) and now a sundress. Wow, evolution of Kelly is in full force.

I went to my public library just to get out of the apartment, get into a classroom setting and do some good old fashioned studying. I am getting a grip on this exam I want to schedule this week and I am hoping after tonight I can do that. I am doing possibility thinking and planning my future and I know the more I think about it, the more I want to be in charge of my own schedule, not having to "hump that line" at work making my employer rich and famous. emoticon

As I tweeted earlier this week, " I am classy and cultured". I am a treasure that God created!


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