After Decisions

Deep Thought
Deep Thought

After making decisions on the blog and moving forward, things come out of nowhere to challenge the new focus. One of the things that irks me is when I sabotage myself. This week has been crazy for me. I made wrong decisions that have major negative impact and trying to recover to get back where I was with so much enthusiasm is an uphill climb. The thing about making dumb choices is you have no one to blame but yourself. Okay, now that that diatribe is over, I am once again focused. One thing to learn from making wrong choices is to consider the consequences that will follow. The consequences add more situations that you have to make decisions on and this is extra work.

As I move forward, I realize that there are times when you have to see the true reality of making those wrong choices. I look forward to when making the right choices is a breeze. I believe it is feasible but it takes constant awareness and trust. My trust in God and His plan for my life keeps me holding when I have made some major mistakes. At this moment in time, I do count my blessings. I am still breathing and yesterday is gone. Today is a new day and I don’t have to make those same mistakes again. And, although I have added some new situations to work out, they are nothing that God and I can’t work out together. However, I do have to say that God will be in charge and I need to follow His direction. This is my  journey.

Sandra

 

Time Management and Prioritizing

clockHi, everyone. The first issue to address for managing everything is time management. Allocate the time and time the allocation is the key. There are only 24 hours in every day and some of them are already spoken for if you need any type of sleep and we all need some. Right? If you don’t need any at all, I just might be inclined to add you to my prayer list.

I have found that doing this is tricky, especially for things like emails. I have three accounts that I use regularly and one that I really need to clean up. Emails pile up quickly. I have found that some of them come twice a week. Realizing that in our age of technology, it is how people and businesses create awareness of what they have to offer or what they want you to know. I’m not upset with this strategy. I just do not have time to read through them all everyday. I do make a practice of cleaning out my boxes regularly and what really doesn’t interest me, I throw it out. Now, with that being said, my next step is to unsubscribe from these websites. I realize that if this step is not taken, I will continue to pile up the emails and have to dump my box on a regular basis. And, while I am using time management skills and managing to stay abreast of the barrage, this becomes a vicious cycle. So, a key step in using my time wisely is to unsubscribe from what I do not need and what is not of interest to me.

Prioritizing is simple but not always easy. Although planning my day is simple enough with the time allocations, it takes awareness to not let the unplanned activities sabotage my day. And, as the unplanned things come up, I have to establish if they are priorities or not. There are times when I have to remind my family of my priorities as well. Awareness of what is going on with me is vital. Reassessing the day’s activities is a continual process and as I practice this, it does get easier. Putting in this type of work is critical in order to be successful. I have learned the hard way. So, my friends, I am staying focused and hope you do too.

Sandra

Decisions, Decisions

It's me.
It’s me.

After posting my apologies for being missing in action, I thought about how often I will be blogging. Twice a week will be the magic number. The days may vary based on what activities have priority. Between working a part-time  job to pay the bills and doing graphic design projects as well as content writing, the time flies. I have to say that working from home is a challenge but a joy as well. Staying organized can be quite elusive sometimes. Managing your time when time is flying by is a catch 22. However, it can be done. As I share my journey for PERSONAL DESIGN by Sandra and other endeavors, it does help to share the challenges and the triumphs.

I do have my website up (www.sanvercell.uphero.com) and will be updating as I complete new projects. It is a work in progress, of course. Take a look. I am a little nervous. School is over and welcome to the real world. As I take a glance back over the last three and half years, I can see growth, challenges, pain, joy and changes. It has not been an easy time, but it has been a good growth time. I did stay focused on my goal to graduate and thanks to God, He provided a way when I didn’t see one. Now that graduation draws nigh, I see the next mountain to climb, student loans to repay. Or should I say mountain to move. Faith and hard work are two key and vital elements for the future. Getting the business running well so I can pay back those loans is certainly a priority! The new year will be here in the blink of an eye and I can say, nervous or not, I am ready.

Please feel free to leave comments or helpful suggestions as I move forward and share my journey with you.

Sandra

Missing in Action

 

High HeelsHi, everyone. I must apologize for the absence. I have been working on finishing my degree in graphic design, taking care of my family and getting organized. I have set up Personal Design by Sandra. I have added a link to my portfolio should you want to check it out. Moving forward fully into the world of graphic design is exhilarating and a little intense. After graduating in December of this year, moving full force into business for myself is both scary and exciting. I will be posting regularly to my blog now. I haven’t decided what direction it will take. Right now, the focus has been on spiritual growth and social issues. I may decide on a separate blog for the graphic design area. I also may decided that growing in my business is also growing spiritually and socially. And, I may just make this blog about what is going in my life in all these categories.

I took this picture of an actual painting at a model home in South Carolina. I liked the heels but also wanted to use the photo as a background for the theme of walking in my shoes. Some of you may be able to relate to starting a new business, walking out in faith and taking what you learned from that expensive education to bat for you. At any rate, here I come. Any shout outs are welcome and I’ll be back real soon.

Sandra