# 54 – #WeekendCoffeeShare July 17

# 54 – #WeekendCoffeeShare July 17

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If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that I cannot believe it is mid-July already and I feel like I haven’t even begun to experience any “summer” activities.  During the week has been super busy, this is about the time that I wish I stayed with my plan for being a teacher!

My older son goes to school (they call it extended school year) for July and August to make sure he keeps up with his reading and math progress.  It’s only Tues-Fri and half days, so not too horrible and amazingly….he does not complain!

The little guy goes to camp every day.  This is where I forget that he is indeed only 5 years old (almost 6).  I’m very happy with the camp, but it is a really long day for him playing and swimming non-stop from about 8-5ish.  He started getting a little weepy with me last week (only in Week 3 of 9) that he didn’t want to go to camp.  I’m pretty sure it’s due to him being so tired.  I feel bad, but really what can I do, I have to work.  I think he’s having good time and great experiences….just a long day.

So with that being said, I am very busy in the mornings trying to catch the bus and drive to camp and then drive to work.  When we get home, they take showers and put their pajamas right on.  So really…that’s our whole night….make dinner and then it’s bed time.

Weekends have been filled with birthday parties, family functions, etc.  I guess I answered my own question as to why we haven’t done too much yet this summer!

I have mentioned before that I am attending school again and have finished two classes so far (with A’s go me!).  This third class I am worried about.  It’s Statistics for Business Decisions….just the name kind of makes me cringe.  I HAVE to get through it and stop quitting when it gets too hard, but it’s…..hard!  And to get out my tiny violin…I’m just tired of everything being hard.  But I’ll put my big girl panties on and keep on going, like I always do.

So this coffee talk has been great, but I have a paper to write…

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Kristen

# 52 – Better Person Challenge July 13

# 52 – Better Person Challenge July 13

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First – yay I’m back!!!

Sorry for the little break and I haven’t disappeared or stopped blogging.  With the kids school ending, camp starting, my own school work….my brain has been a little fried to sit down and put some words together that somewhat make sense.

So here I go….

My “Better Person Challenge” of the week is to not let fear get in my way.

I have to say I have grown the past few years and punched fear in the face a few times since my husband passed away, but it is always something I am working at.

I started a new class in school yesterday and just by reading the syllabus, my brain started smoking and my initial reaction was to run.  “I cannot get through this class, it looks way too hard!”  I literally had to talk to talk myself down and say “Listen, it’s going to be hard, but you have to finish school!  You have dealt with harder things in life….stop whining and get through these five f*ing weeks!”

I am also working on a project that could potentially be a little side hustle and first thought “Can I actually do this?  Do I have the personality?  The motivation?  The skills?”  I have had some pushback from people saying “How can you possibly add more things to your plate?”  I have a picture hanging above my desk with the saying, “She’s a dreamer, A doer, A thinker.  She sees possibility everywhere”.  Enough said!

And these two examples are just this past week and month…fear can be everywhere…it’s how you face it that makes a difference.

So don’t back down, try something different and face an issue head on that you would normally back down from because you were scared you would fail!  You got this!

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Kristen