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 . 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 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
I am working my plan and planning my work. To God be the Glory
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Well my vacation is winding down, back to work Monday 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 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
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!
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 . 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.
Since 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!
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 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.
As I tweeted earlier this week, " I am classy and cultured". I am a treasure that God created!
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