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27...Year of the Slump

It wasn’t happening.  The words were not forming in my brain and onto  paper.  It was the weekend before J-Day (what I call my birthday...if you didn’t know by now) and I was at a loss for words.  It has become tradition for me to share my insights of what the last year taught me.  As I reflected on 27, nothing clicked for me.  

The next day at work I do what I always do when I am stuck.  Pay my co-worker Kelley a visit.  For some reason random conversations with her birth new ideas (it worked last year so why not?).  But this time, nothing happened.  There was  no moment where I had to run back to my desk to write down my thoughts.  The aha moment wasn’t there.  I returned back to my desk how I arrived…with empty thoughts.

At this point I started to become frustrated.  It never takes me this long to think of topics to write about.  Especially my birthday! I am with myself 24/7, this should be a breeze.  This is usually the post that I wait in anticipation to write, who doesn’t like to talk about themselves?

But I had one more stop on the struggle bus before I gave up…

 

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Dynamic Duo: Two tools to create an impactful year
And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. Habakkuk 2:1 

Unlike most women, I REALLY hate to shop.  And it’s not that I don’t like stuff, but I’m frugal with my money (el cheapo) and if I don’t have to go to the store, then I won’t buy anything. But every once in a while somebody drags me.  I was in SC for Thanksgiving, and my little cousin wanted me to ride to Best Buy with him.  If it was anyone else I would’ve said NO (….chilllleeee I know the power of NO) but it is always a good time to catch up and spend some time while I was in town. 

As we walked into the store, my cuzo found what he needed but then said those magic words “Let’s check out the TVs since we in here….”  Now before we walked in the store a new TV wasn’t even on my mind.  I have two in the house already and I don’t even watch TV as it is.

But the more I looked at it, I begin to say to myself...

Jas, it’s on sale, you can put this in the bedroom.” 

“Watching Good Times on this TV would be so nice”

“….and LOOK, it a smart TV too.”

“You canceled Christmas so you know the money is in your account…”

“Go ahead and treat yourself, you been working so hard lately.”

But just 30 minutes ago I could’ve cared less, but as they were in front of me, a yearning burning desire was lit on the inside of me to GET THAT TV!

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