April 1, 2019
Is it really April 1st, or is time fooling me? Well, I must say, no matter how fast the month of March went by, it was filled with encouragement, hope, and determination.
Now I am ready to enter the second quarter of the year. Three months have gone by slowly in 2019. Let’s take a minute to pause and assess how to better start and live this month of April.
I was determined to grow and do something positive the past month. I have joined Southshore Toastmasters, a group focused on public speaking and leadership. I participated in three speech contests. I won the first two and came second in the third one which was the Division level. Although I will not move to the next level, that will not stop me. I will continue my purpose to grow, learn, and give.
As far as my goals to save and to spend mindfully, I am taking it one day at a time. Some days, I succeed. Some days, I shut down everything and forget my good resolutions. What do I do with that? As a normal human being, no matter how determined we are, we fail and we will fall sometimes, and it is okay. We must pick up ourselves up, brush off the dust, and move on. This is exactly what I am doing. I am not condemning myself, I am learning from my mistakes, and I am trying other methods to help me stay on track.
I wish you all the best for this month of April. Take the time to reflect on your blessings. Reassess your goals and make a plan to renew your commitment and keep moving. Forgive yourself, live, laugh, and find someone to help. If we support each other, we will succeed.