Remember to make the most out of what you have.

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

I love this quote. This quote reminds me that I do not need perfect circumstances in order to achieve my dreams.

You don’t need a certain amount of money to be happy. You don’t need to have perfected skills to get that job, with time comes progress. Keep going, and you will get better.

Do not let things keep you back just because your circumstances aren’t as good as you’d like.  Take the first step. Think you don’t have time for school? Make time, and go part time.

Remember the days of the Great Depression in the 30’s? These people made the most out of what they had. I learned this because my Great Grandma lived until she was 97.

Don’t use excuses from the past. Just keep moving forward. Do not let anything get in your way!

Make the most of what you have now. Do not wait until you have that new car, have enough, or have enough time. You will run out of time with that kind of mindset.

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I can’t believe it is almost 2020!

Makes me feel old.

I do not do New Years resolutions, because now that I am older, I know that you never know what life will bring you, and how you will react and what you will do as a result. Life is very unpredictable sometimes.

Then again, a lot of things in my life are the same all the time.

I’ve had the same job, for seven years, do the same thing everyday for 12 years, because I have had the same career path for 12 years, and at the same time, I take care of people, and you never know what the day will bring.

I’ve been married with the same man for almost 16 years. Our relationship is solid and constant. It is a blessing.

So I don’t do resolutions. I want to lose weight, but I am surrounded by junk food all the time at work. I know I really like to eat. I would like to have more control.

I would like more time with my kids. I cut my hours, so I do have more time with them, but they are teenagers and want to listen to music all the time! I find myself talking to them when they are listening to music, and I am talking to myself.

I want to be out of debt, but my husband and I are enrolled in a debt program so we are actually going to be out of debt soon.

So I am not doing resolutions. I guess I am just a realist. I want to take everything one day at a time, to be able to deal with what’s going on realistically.

There won’t be any change without motivation, and action. Also looking at the root cause of what you want to change about yourself.

Everything has a reason, cause and effect. It takes time to work on this. I just can’t come up with unrealistic goals, without a ton of reflection and steps to change.

My life is pretty good as is. If there’s something to change, I will work on it, one step at a time, and not work on a ton of things at once. It doesn’t seem realistic, it seems like false hope.

Changing takes work and time. Some things you cannot change overnight or even within a year.

These are just my thoughts.

New Years is fun to celebrate though!

I’m glad I have it off, because I usually work Holidays, since I work in health care.

What I wanted to be when I grew up.

We all dream of what we want to be when we “grow up”, at at least I did. My parents, teaches, and grandparents would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up.

When I was young I liked to read. My Grandma was a librarian, my Aunt, and Uncles were good readers, so I was turned on to reading at a young age.

So when I was really young I wanted to be an author, not just any author but a well know famous author.

Then when I was in the hospital when I was 11 I wanted to be a nurse.

So what did I become? A caregiver for the elderly, and a blogger.

I find that funny, because that is similar enough to what I aspired to be when I was young. It didn’t turn out exactly as planned but close enough.

I could always go back to school and be more but I am content with what I have become, and with my life.

What did you aspire and dream about becoming when you were young?