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If I wrote the blog that's in my head...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I would be late to work this morning. You see, I went to watch my baby sister walk across the stage last night and receive her AAS degree. This is about her "3rd degree" (I'm sure she'll correct me), having a bachelor's from the first time through college, then retraining not once, but now twice.

This, of course, got me to thinking, in Sparkly ways: for some of us, it takes multiple trips through the learning process related to self-care, nutrition, exercise, and getting the balance we both need and desire in life.

One of the speakers talked about the graduates having set a goal to obtain their education, and achieving it. I thought about how important it is to both recognize achievements, and move on... because you all know how I feel about finish lines. They are dangerous beasts that can lead to let-downs. In fact, one of the featured blogs in this morning's Spark mail talked about that "what now?" that happens when achieving one goal leaves you still not satisfied. (He actually termed it unhappy.)

Anyway, I have to get moving now, but that's the start of the blog that had been in my head... that we keep moving forward, while celebrating and recognizing how far we have come.

Congrats, Jen and good luck with the exam next July... and all the positive changes you are making happen in your life.

Life is good! Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROXYZMOM 3/22/2013 6:08PM

    As Miley Cyrus sang ... There will always be another mountain to climb!

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_LINDA 3/22/2013 12:30AM

    Congrats to Jen! Looks like she is a seeker of the what comes next goal ;)
Keep on moving! Keep on moving forward!

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RAINBOWMF 3/22/2013 12:22AM

    Thanks for sharing

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KARIDIAN1 3/21/2013 10:58PM

    Congrats to your sister!

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MIRAGE727 3/21/2013 7:37PM

    Love what you shared, Barb! Thank you!

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DEBRITA01 3/21/2013 6:45PM

    We never stop learning and can train for new interests...and that's a beautiful thing. Congrats to your sis! emoticon

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DLDMIL 3/21/2013 3:19PM

    emoticon to Jen

emoticon to you, Barb for another thought provoking blog.

emoticon emoticon YOU are so emoticon

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DALID414 3/21/2013 3:00PM

    emoticon I see she corrected you on something

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LESLIELENORE 3/21/2013 11:42AM


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SPINNINGJW 3/21/2013 11:11AM

    Actually, it is JULY before I get to take my board exam. I don't know of this other "retraining" you speak of, unless it would have been my CNA class. High School, Nebraska Wesleyan and now Southeast Community College. So, as soon as I pass the board exam, I can state my name as Jennifer Williss, BS, PTA

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MEXGAL1 3/21/2013 11:05AM

    Congrats to Jen
have a terrific day!

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MSLZZY 3/21/2013 9:57AM

    Congrats to Jen but also to you. You mad some very valid points today. Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 3/21/2013 9:04AM

    Whether it's setting a goal or keeping my eye on the prize, it's very necessary and beneficial. For me, it's so easy to get side-tracked; and when that happens I also get derailed. Going through that now. But I am pulling my eyes back to the road/prize and as I get closer to the finish line ( a LONG way off) I'll have to figure out how to deal with that and set a new goal. Nice blog.

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LJCANNON 3/21/2013 8:36AM

    emoticon Congratulations to Your Sister, and WTG You for recognizing the Danger in "Finish Lines"

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GABY1948 3/21/2013 8:30AM

    Great words this morning...thanks for sharing and getting us to think yet again! Have a great day!

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KALIGIRL 3/21/2013 8:25AM

    " that we keep moving forward, while celebrating and recognizing how far we have come..."

Well said, my friend.

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LEANJEAN6 3/21/2013 8:21AM

    why am I not surprised that your sister is a high acheiver?--LOL---So nice!!!-----We are still at daughters--- reverse the whole trip to-morrow--certainly is snowy and cold here in Ohio!--- Lynda emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/21/2013 8:17AM

    You and your sis sound like 2 peas in a pod! Both go after what you want and don't stop till you've done it! good genes on that one!


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