An Amazing Experience


In February of this year I was able to participate in the SkillsUSA. Personally, this was the first time I have ever competed for something so I was a nervous wreck (lol). Throughout taking the Cyber security classes I have learned many things about the computers, and internet. We can all use this to our advantage and if you are creative enough you can accomplish anything you want. You can do anything that you put your mind to and know that you have accomplished something good. All competitions are fun and also a learning experience to see what other’s have done during the competition. For this being my first ever competition it was a pleasure participating in such an awesome event. However, I wished we could have gone to state but with COVID19 and Hurricane Sally they cancelled the competition.

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This was amazing to say the least to watch all the students who worked hard to achieve their goals. People take things for granted and do not appreciate the hard work of others. Cyber Security is an awesome field of study. Learning what the hackers are doing and finding ways to keep them out of your personal information. Everyone is constantly using some type of electronic device, and many people do not think about who is spying on them. The information is out in the world for everyone to see. People do not think about the amount of information that can be easily obtained with no problems at all. Learning about these issues is one that people are willing to learn and find out the process of how the hackers retrieve their information on anyone they choose. The best part of the whole experience with the class and the competition was well just about all of it. Forensics was also quite interesting to say the least. Learning how to dig deep into someone’s computer to find out just about anything you want to know about that person is scary to think about but that is also how they catch people.

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Changes in Life 


Fellow reader’s,

This year started out on a emotional roller coaster to say the least. The one thing you hope that never happens does happen. It has turned out to be a long recovery road with all that has happened. 

In January 2017, she lost her mother to cancer.  She has never felt so much pain in her heart as she does right now.  It has taken a toll on her in so many ways she cannot even begin to describe the pain and emotions that is going through her heart and soul. This is by far the hardest thing that she has gone through in her life. It is something that she would ever wish on anyone else. 

As the months go by she thinks about her mother all the time wishing she was here for her to talk to, and tell her about her life. The things that happens in her life she cannot tell her mother because she is gone. She can talk to her in spirit and maybe it would make her feel better. That feeling you have when you do something that you have seen your mother do and it gives you goosebumps because you know that she is watching you from heaven. 

It is the smallest things that you do like one night she was braiding her hair and she was almost done and started crying because it was the same way that her mother braided her hair. It is those moments when you think that all things are hopeless and you cannot move on with your life. However, when you have a family and responsibilities you have to get up and keep moving. Making sure you are taking care of yourself, and your family.  

You know in your life you have to be strong because people rely on you to make the right decisions. You have to make a decision in life when something like this happens on whether or not you are going to let it consume your every morsel of life. If She were to stop everything that she is doing on her life right now she would feel consumed by the emotions that fill her heart full of sadness. 

She has to keep moving, and taking care of the precious things in her life which is her family, her children, and her job these are things that will suffer if she falls into a deep depression of heartache. It is so hard not to fall into something like that because her mother meant the world to her. Her mother was a vibrant, loving, heartwarming, and all around great person who would do anything to help you through anything that you were going through. 

As the months go by it does get a little easier to deal with the fact that she is not here to talk to or call at the moment when you want to talk to her. However, the times that you need someone like your mother for advice on certain situations you find that she is not there for you to call. All her life she has been independent never relying on others for anything. During this difficult time in her life right now she does not know how she will make it through but she does know that she has to take it day by day. 

The holidays are just around the corner and the holidays are something that she lived so much. This is going to be the hardest year for her because she does not know how she is going to handle not being able to spend Christmas with her mother anymore. They say that the first year is the hardest to get through because it is a first for everything. She can understand that because it is hard doing some of things that she does in her life. Because it makes her think of her mother. 

You know people around you try to console you and try to tell you things will get better. However, you have to heal on your time and there is not much people can say that will take the pain away because you have to find peace within yourself.  She had to keep living for her family and make the best of things.  Never forget about her kit her and always remember the good times and the wonderful memories that they made over the years. Those are the moments that will help you through the pain. 

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What are your Dreams?


Sometimes in your career you are asked to write down your dreams of what you want out of your life. It could be anything and be anything that you would want to happen in your life. It is a good question to ponder on when you get the chance to see what you would want out of your life. What would one of your dreams be to accomplish in this world. Well you know sitting here thinking about that question you find some answers that you probably would not have thought about before because honestly most people are working paycheck to paycheck with no balance in their life.

You know while she was sitting here writing about her dreams it dawned on her that most of her dreams have come true maybe a little later than she had hoped but they did come true. One of her dreams was to finish college and that happened in 2012 with a master’s degree. Another dream was to have her own home that she could call her own without having people tell her what she could or could not do. Some place where her and her family could settle down and make a life of their own. Well that happened in 2013 which was a blessing in itself.

With all the good things happening to her recently she did not know whether or not to believe that good things could happen because they have always struggled to make ends meet no matter what they situation. However, that was also about to change with all the other good things that have happened in the last year she was not looking for anything else. The job that she has wanted was just around the corner all she had to do was be persisent and go for what she wanted. Becoming a manager was the best thing that could have happened because now she does not have to struggle to make ends meet.

Now, a year later and she still loves her job to no end although there are struggles as with anything in the world of business. However, you have to overcome those struggles and pick the things that you want to go your way. You cannot win every fight but you can win some of the fights. It is a struggle to find that happy medium within the workplace. However, when you find that happy medium you should not do anything to desturb the changes that are going on.

Eventually, she wants to get to that point on where she wants to be within the next few years. She know that she wants to move up within the company and she knows that it will be a challenge to get where she wants to be within the company but she is determined to learn and eventually acheive the desired outcome that she seeks within this company. She knows that if she does the right things and shows how much she cares about the company things will work out in her favor. It is worth the wait so that she can learn all she needs to know before taking that next step into the upper business world.

Consequences for everything


You know people do not realize that within the world you have consequences for everything that you do in life.  Some people know that you have these challenges in your life such as peer pressure, trying to fit in with the cool crowd, and having friends.  Other people want to go out and party all the time with their friends or try to make new ones.  They are not concerned about the future and where they want to be five years from now.

Throughout your life you have to make decisions and sometimes those decisions do not have the right path. The only thing that you have to think about is where you want to be five or ten years down the road. You have to make the right choices for you and your family. The world does not revolve around you and you are responsible for the actions you take in your life.  You cannot blame others for the way your life turns out.  You have to work hard for the things that you want and you cannot complain when your life does not go in the direction you want it to go. Only you can make changes in your life to make it better.

It does not matter what you have been through it is how you get yourself out of the mess you are in with making changes to your life. Working hard to achieve all that you can and to be the best at everything that you do. You cannot worry about what people think about you or what they say about you especially if you are working towards your goals in life.  You control everything in your life and we all make mistakes but if you do not learn from the mistakes that you make then you will find yourself in the same place all over again. 

A New Chapter


You know in an earlier post when she started this blog she wrote about tradeoffs that you face throughout your life. Well in addition to that article here is something else that she can add to that line of thinking.

Throughout your life you have different chapter’s some close, and some stick around for a while. However, you have to make the best of the chapter’s that you have throughout your life and make the outcome what you want it to be. Sometimes this is hard to do with everything that is going on in your life with work, children, family, and everything else that you have to do in a day’s time. Starting a new chapter in your life requires communication with your family, and discussing the outcome of the new chapter. This new chapter of life requires spending more of your time at your job and less time with your family. However, the benefits of the new chapter are what counts because it means a better life for you and your family. Now, it is your time to shine and make the most of the career that you have chosen.

Writing is another one of those chapter’s and right now it is hard to spend the amount of time that you would like on the writing and keeping the reader’s coming back to read the articles that you write. Although many reader’s understand and know that you have entered a new chapter in your life some reader’s do not want to stick around to wait for more articles because you are not posting regularly like you were earlier within the year. This is fine with her because she has a lot going on right now and with the promotion, homeschooling, and family time it does not leave enough time in the day to spend on writing.

Somewhere, along the way she has to put something aside and think about it later. She is grateful for the reader’s that are sticking with her blog and continuing to visit the articles that she has posted over the past two years. It makes her feel good that people are still reading the things that she has written about throughout the years. Advancement in her job is something that she has waited for a long time. Now, she spends her time training, and learning about new things that will help her throughout her career. She works 11 hours a day, comes home to grade papers for the day, visits with the family, and then spends some time working on things that she must study for work.

If putting off writing for a little while helps her in the conquest to making a better choice for her career then that is what it means. Periodically, she will still post a few articles however, it may take a little longer to get them finished for posting because of the tight schedule that she is on right now. She hopes that her reader’s and the future reader’s of this blog will understand the commitment to making this part of her career a success.

The Lovely Splendor of the Outdoors 2


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0604141228a Multi-colored and with radiant beauty. I love having beautiful flowers to look at throughout the year.

0616141923 Our lovely garden that we have planted this year! Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, and Peppers!

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Winding Roads Of Beauty


You know living in the mountains presents you with the beauty and scenic brilliance. The roads are windy and seem like they never stop. The beauty of the mountains can leave you with the feeling of completeness. Stepping out on your porch to see the mountains with the sun shining on them with all their might. The place that you can call home and where everyone knows everyone.

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A flock of black birds searching for their next meal right after a rain. Watching them fly here and there trying to find worms, and other insects. What a wonderful experience to watch.

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What a day sitting in your kitchen watching the black birds fly around trying to find those scrumptious insects. The beauty of the mountains and wildlife that you can observe throughout the day.

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The storm clouds are coming in fast! Looks like it is going to be bad weather, and you never know when that is going to happen. When you live in a small town you never see your town on the news unless something bad has happened.

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The clouds move fast through the sky with no rain to speak of at this moment. Any minute it could just start pouring down the rain without warning. The sound of the rain hitting the metal roof will sooth anyone of any stress that they have at that moment. A beautiful sight to see if you have the chance to take the picture.

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350 Followers and More to come!!!!!


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You know when starting this blog in October of 2011 her heart was not in writing. Of course, there were some obstacles to overcome before she could fully invest her time in writing other articles instead of just writing in her journal. A couple of years had gone by without working on the blog that she first created. It was not until recently in 2013 that she finally took the initiative to write because it makes her feel good. She loves to inspire others with her writing. She did not think that people would read the things that she wrote about and thought that they would not find it that interesting.

Therefore, starting her writing back up again she decided that she would just write for herself and let everything else fall into place. She started out with only 5 followers when she first started and now here in 2014, she is at 350 followers which is a huge experience for her because that means that she has 350 reader’s that she must keep in mind when she is writing. It has turned out to be a wonderful experience and one that she hopes will flourish into something bigger later on in the future. She is happy with the outcome of her newly found hobby and the excitement of having an audience such as this can be overwhelming at first but with time all things come together when they mean too.  

It is an indescribable feeling to log onto your blog and find that people around the world have viewed your materials. Although many do not leave a comment and that is fine it is nice that some people leave some type of comment. It is an inspiration to have this many readers who actually like the things that she writes about and she loves to hear what others have to say.  Sometimes when she writes she does not think that people will enjoy reading that type of article. However, she is surprised when she finally gets a few likes on the article. She knows that you have to publish something every day and sometimes that is hard to do because you do not know what to write about that would peak an interest into the reader. However, she tries to make at least one or two posts because that is the ritual that she needs to have in order to accomplish her goals as a writer.

She hopes that one day she will become an author of a book that she is working on. Although with everything going on in her life with homeschooling, work, writing, and other things she manages to make time for everything that she wants to accomplish in the upcoming years. She loves writing about personal experiences, inspiration, college, and anything else that intrigues her. She looks forward to reading other posts from the people who follow her and enjoys some of the tips, and advice that they have to offer.

Thank you all for following this blog it is gratifying to know that others enjoy the articles that she writes not only for herself but for others as well.

Family Interference While Writing


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Writing at home can pose problems especially when you have children. Writing requires quiet time with reflective thought. In the midst, of writing at home she tries to find a spot where there are not any distractions with her writing. You have to divide up your time for everything that you have or want to do require some type of scheduling so no one feels left out and not wanted. Children although you love them you may find your writing may involve some of the things that they have talked to you about when you are writing. Questions they may ask throughout the process of interrupting you while you write. During the course of college classes it was a task to keep your mind on the essay, discussion question or research. However, you have to keep going and block out those many distractions that you may have around you when you write. You want to make sure that your family is welcome in your inner sanctum so that they know that you enjoy their company and thoughts. Some of the best memories are made with each other throughout the process and this is a good way to take note of those wonderful memories.

Distractions

Throughout your home there will always be some distraction from writing like something coming on the television that you want to see and it will distract you from the task at hand. Writing is an art and certain things may intensify what you are writing about and then again it may disturb your writing process.  The radio can pose as a distraction especially if a song that you love comes on you will find yourself singing to the song and loose site of what you were writing about with every phrase of the song. Sometimes it helps you in writing more because of the intensity of the song may have you reflect on something that happened in your past. Cellphones may also cause you distractions when you write because you may have friends that text you about everything going on in their life. They could pose more distractions than you would like because of the need to know what is going on in their life.

The Art of Writing

Writing is an art and some are blessed with this art that allows words to just roll out of their mind and onto whatever they are writing on at that moment. It is quite amazing at the amount of words that you can write within a certain time period if you put your mind into the work that you are doing. Especially if you are writing about something that you love to write about and something that you know. The slightest thing can spark some inspiration into what you want to write about and then the words just flow from your mind. Writing about your family experiences, dinners that you have, desserts, and many other things can inspire the most wonderful piece of writing. It will also add some significance to what you are writing in your journal, blog, and anything else you are writing with throughout the writing experience.

Here’s to the writing experience may it be a wonderful one!

The Morning Bliss


The Quiet Time

When you wake up in the morning, you start your day with coffee, and proceed to make breakfast for the family. The minute the coffee is done you sit in the Florida room to listen to the beautiful sounds of the variety of birds lurking throughout your yard. Do you wake up the children or just enjoy the peace and quiet for just a little while before you wake them up to start their day. The quiet time that you have is in the early morning, and in the late evening when the children are sleeping. In the early morning you can see the beautiful array of morning dew all around your yard that drops from the leaves of your plants in the garden. The elephant ears are growing and just an all-out beautiful scene.

Time to Start the Day

Well the quiet time is over because you finally have to wake the children up and get breakfast. Even though it is summer the children still have to do some type of studying because they lose too much when they are off the whole summer. Some people think that is wrong and that they should have the summer off to do whatever they want. However, when you homeschool there are many things that you can do with your children that allows them to learn. You do not have to sit still all the time during the summer because of the numerous places that you could take them for an outing.

Calming Serenity

It does not matter what part of the day you are in because the calming serenity of your slumber is what makes any part of your day the best. No one telling you some sob story about how their life is going downhill, they cannot make ends meet, and yet they still manage to buy the name brand things. Sometimes a little quiet time away from the world is healthy for your brain because of the things that you hear all day long. You eventually know more about the people around you than you should.  After a long day at work you return to your lovely home to enjoy the family time, and the serenity of the place that no one can invade.

Contemplation

When you sit around contemplating about your day, the things you talk about or the people that you meet throughout your day. Many people spend their day running around, eating out, going out with friends, and other things that make them happy. She spends her days off writing, working in the garden, planting flowers, building anything that she wants, and many other things. She loves to spend her off time writing, reading books, spending time with the family, and many other things that most people would not enjoy. People always want to talk to her about reality shows, sports, and many other things that do not interest her in the least. She would rather spend her time reading books, and widening her knowledge of history, science, literature, and anything else that she puts her mind to. Throughout the world there is a variety of things that you can learn about and many people do not like to learn about things that have happened over the years. They sure do not believe that it could happen again.

Choices

Throughout your life you have to make choices and if you make the wrong choices in your life the consequences of those choices can make or break you. You have to think logically about everything that you do in your life or you will not have anything to show for the hard work that you have put into everything that you have done. She knows that she has made some of the right choices in her life and secludes herself from others because she does not have much in common with people. She thinks logically, and thinks about everything that she does, buys, and thinks about the pros, and cons about what she is doing. She is teaching this type of information to her children because you have to be wise about the things that you do in your life if you want to have anything.