Working on the novel edits…lamenting my incomplete dissertation…raising two active little Gents…wishing I knew how to cut and hang crown molding….wishing I had the patience to paint these walls…

Just because we say that we want to do something does not mean that we don’t have the capacity to do it. The only limits we have are those we place on ourselves.

Will the novel be finished by the first of the year? YES…I have two weeks of vacation time to sift through the 75,000 words of this thing and get it to the editor.

Will I finish my dissertation and become Dr. Arenas this year? Hopefully. I don’t want to count my chickens before they have hatched but my financial future looks promising and I will be able to pay my tuition out-of-pocket. I will not and I can not take out another loan for my educational needs. This was a valuable lesson for me. I am now better able to motivate my son to seek out scholarships and find alternate sources to pay for his education. Student loans are not the way!!! While I am thankful for the opportunity to get an education; I can do without the debt.

Will I continue to raise two active little boys??? Of course, YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!! They are not going backwards they are moving forward. They are growing; getting bigger; getting smarter; getting stronger; making more demands of my time, energy, and resources. They may not be listed first, but they are my first priority.

Crown molding and paint…maybe I can teach my Gents to do that!

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