January Journal Investing In Me
I’m wearing shorts!!
It’s almost the end of January and today the temperature is going to be in the 60’s.
The sun is shining, music is exciting, my coffee is next to me and I’m meeting my best friend to workout. It’s becoming our Saturday thing, working out together.
We are supposed to work out early when our families are still sleeping but it’s 10 AM and I’m waiting for her on this gorgeous day.
Home Work… What?
It’s okay that I’m waiting because I have homework to do. Yes, homework.
I am investing in Me.
It’s amazing how quickly things change. Yet at the same time it’s something I’ve been contemplating for a long time, school. What to do? So much to consider, so many choices, a lot to balance.
Finally, something clicked and school felt right and sensible. Like it was a good idea for the investment I would have to make, for the sacrifice. That the risks felt worth it in the end.
I found something I really enjoy that of course will cost me money to invest in but I will make money when I’m done and the job market is only growing quickly.
It all kind of fell into place. I started my website one-year ago. It happened quickly from the time I started thinking about it until I began my website. I wanted to write my own content, make a difference, and eventually, make money.
So, I jumped. I got online and found a host, bought my web address, and started my Word Press website without a clue about how to do it.
Then I got online and researched. YouTube was so much help about how to build my website and gradually I did it. I learned so much and am still learning.
Web development is helping others start and maintain their websites. It just made sense for me, it was the next step.
I considered a certification from a coding school or a two-year degree after learning from Forbes Magazine that you could make great money only earning an associate in web development. Two years seemed doable, let’s face it I’m not young and don’t want to spend too long in school. When I visited Columbus State I found out I could get a Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin University in just over a year since I had lots of credits from my Associate of Arts.
Everything was just falling into place, so far. After much thought and stress, I finally signed my loans to get started. I’ve let it go and I’m investing in me and my journey.
Investing in me and my family. So how could I not work hard. I am only succeeding there is no other option.
Today, I saw a friend at Starbucks and I told her about school and it felt great. I felt proud and excited to announce I was heading back to school to get my Bachelors in something I already enjoy doing.
I am excited to create and make people and companies websites beautiful and functional and to learn a lot about what’s going on with the Internet, to have an insider’s view.
It feels good to invest in me.
It’s going to be hard especially next semester with my last math class ever but it’s going to be worth it.
I must adjust already my working out had dwindled a little and my eating remains not great.
I have joined weight watchers but not really done anything with it yet.
It’s an exciting journey to contemplate and at times it’s terrifying.
I hope you invest in yourself today. I hope you follow your dreams and take that first scary step towards what just keeps seeming more right.
Do it friends, believe in you, and the process. Some times when things seem right you just have to let go and go for it. You must believe in yourself and have faith.
Until next time, wishing you all the best in your journey…
Check out Decembers Journal entry Working Out Again.