Monday, April 22, 2024

Keep Going!

Keep Going!

Came across this video this morning and the message is simple, never allow others to bring you down. Keep fighting, you’ve got this! #Resiliance 

Yea, yea, yea... I wrote that several days (April 14) ago and never published it! Shame on me. Needless to say, forming this habit of writing everyday has proven to be daunting as I knew it would be. Don't get me wrong, I write everyday because that is the nature of my job as an educator, however, my goal is to write something for myself everyday. 

Despite not publishing my thoughts on this particular subject last week, it is still relevant to my journey today.  Today is April 22, 2024 and Earth Day. I woke up this morning around the usual time, 4am... I'm not sure where and when that habit began. All I know is that I have yet to break it. I typically can't go back to sleep easily, so I just get up and start my day most times.  This is the time that I try to write. I have come to the conclusion that it is the best time to get this done while having coffee! My mind is clear and I can concentrate better before the day's madness sets in. 

The last few weeks at school have been chaotic to say the least. Kids have been fighting all over the place, we've started state testing, prom, state championships, etc... you name it, it's going on! My businesses have been slow, and I just haven't had the energy to really put the effort needed in them. I'm thinking about retiring more and more each day, but knowing that I can't financially even if it were time. I still have a couple of more years.  With that being said, I've been trying to learn more and more about investing into the stock market.  I opened an investment account during the pandemic and was contributing regularly up until I was fired from my job after the road rage incident. (I'll tell y'all about that later.) I don't contribute much each month, just $100 and round-ups... gotta start somewhere. I'm working on knocking down my CC debt. I will contribute more when I can... I allow Acorns to pick the first ETFs in my portfolio, but recently selected my first two... an energy company (can't remember the name right now) and META.  I've been following a fellow that goes by the moniker Wallstreet Trapper. He is a good teacher, relatable.  Follow him on Instagram here. 

Time to get ready to take on the world. Have a wonderful #Earthday🌎! Tell someone you love them! 💖

One more thing, I'm pretty excited about a couple of speaking events I have coming up! I will be the Mistress of Ceremony (MC) for the Lambda Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s 50th chapter anniversary. I'm pretty excited about returning to the chapter I was initiated into 31 years ago tomorrow, April 23, 1993!🔺🐘  Later this summer, I will be a panelist and vendor for the DREAM Education Women's Empowerment Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX.  When it's your time, it's your time. Slow and steady is the pace... 

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