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End of the road....for now.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hello everyone,

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. As usual, work and home life have been very hectic. Still studying on top of it all. Still not getting anywhere with that either. I really want to take this test very soon. Just don't see how I'd pass it with the little I have been able to study, and it being few days and far between.

First, I know that part of the reason is I get EASILY distracted. If it's not the television that someone else is watching, no matter what they're watching, or emails that "need" to be read, etc...that's what I focus on until it's too late to even begin. Same thing goes with exercise, especially lately. I have an idea why this has become a problem for me. Plain and simply...stress. So much overtime every day of the week. Babysitting Saturdays. Then so tired Sundays that all I want to do is sleep or veg out. Sundays being about the only day I CAN study.

Now, today I was able to get a couple of hours of study in. Still not much. And I HAD meant to get back outside for a walk before sunset. Didn't happen. Why? Because of all of the email I felt I needed to tackle first. And so, I'm STILL sitting here typing away.

I did get to thinking that maybe I needed to take a break from Sparks. Mostly because most of my emails come from this website. I like to keep up with my friends and all, but somethings got to give, you know?

Yes, I've been quiet on and off for awhile. I've still been visiting friends blogs and trying to be supportive where I can be. I'm just not supporting myself. I really need to start doing that again. At least until this test is taken. Try to find ways to keep focus more. Learn to empty my mind at least once a day. Take small breaks to exercise more. No excuses.

This is mostly for myself. To remind myself daily how important it is to get this studying done. To find more ways, more time, to study.
So if I'm quiet, yet again, for awhile...you'll know why.

My thoughts are with you all every day. God bless....
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  • OOLALA53
    If something has to go, and you can keep to your supportive eating habits without it, let it be the extra communication here. Life shouldn't really have to be about this. I need to have other stuff done, too. Trouble is, this is a lot more fun! But I need to cultivate other fun habits, too.
    535 days ago
  • 1ZIPPYC
    Totally understand. Good luck with the studying and test. Take care and make sure to take time for yourself to de-stress. Exercise does help with that. We will be here for you when you get back...just don't be like some on here, that we never see again. By, the way for future references you can turn off some of those email notifications from SP on your start page. emoticon
    545 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    We'll still be here when you're ready to come back. Godspeed and hope you get studying done for that test.
    546 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Whatever makes you happy. Good luck on your test.
    547 days ago
  • RASPBERRY56
    You do what you need to do for *you* - that's perfectly OK! You know that SP will be here for you when you're ready to return! (I've done that myself!)

    Best of luck to you!
    547 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Judy we all have priorities hun and totally understand. I do an hour on here in the morning and about 30 mins at night then I have to call it a day.

    Take care and good luck with your studying, we'll all be here when you return and if you need us, emoticon
    547 days ago
  • MARIONJEANA
    Take care and good luck with your studying. emoticon
    547 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    Take care of you first...the rest will fall into place.
    547 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    emoticon Julie for sharing, I totally understand and agree with your decision, yes its best to pull back and focus on studying preparing for the test so you are ready for your future endeavors.

    Take time for you Julie, get the needed rest and study time in so you are ready for your test.

    In the meantime I am praying for you...And of course I am here for you when you come back... emoticon

    As always I stand with you cheering you on your journey!!! emoticon
    547 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Thanks for the update. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you work through this. emoticon
    547 days ago
  • ARTJAC
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    547 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    Yeah, I can totally understand. I'm only on in the morning for about an hour & rhen a bit in the eveing. It was taking too much time. Now I have more time to workout & spend more time with my family.
    I hope you can find a happy balance.
    Good luck with your studying!
    547 days ago
  • TPETRIE
    Thanks for the update! Do what you need to do and good luck with your studying! emoticon
    547 days ago
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