Sunday, September 25, 2011
So we sat, and watched it. You can find it all the talks here
I love General Conference time, it's always EXACTLY what I need to hear....this talk was so powerful for me today. Here are the 5 Forget Nots
1. Forget not to be patient with yourself
2. Forget not the difference between good sacrifice and foolish sacrifice (see foolish, that I was cleaning instead of watching Relief Society general meeting)
3. Forget not to be happy NOW
4. Forget not the "Why" of the Gospel
5. Forget not that the Lord loves you.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Take this stress test.....this is what I had to do for one of my classes this week....write down the number next to each event you have experienced lately, and then add it up....the results will be at the bottom.
HOLMES-RAHE LIFE STRESS INVENTORY
In the past 24 months, which of these have happened to you?
Read each of the events listed below, and check the box next to any event which has occurred in your life in the last two years. There are no right or wrong answers. The aim is just to identify which of these events you have experienced lately. If taking this inventory online, the total should be automatically calculated by clicking on "Calculate Results" button. You may also click "Reset" to take the inventory again at any time.
(You may want to consider extending the timeline (e.g. 5yrs, 10yrs), if you believe it might be more relevant to your current situation
Under 150 points- Congrats! No serious problems for you.
150-199 points-Mild life crisis, 33% chance of illness such as headaches, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension, chest & back pain, ulcers
200-299 points- Moderate life crisis, 50% chance of illness such as headaches, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension, chest & back pain, ulcers
Over 300 points-WARNING major life crisis, 80% chance of serious physical illness
So there it is....I got over 300 points, and this test did not make me feel better! Now the point of this stress test is to hopefully see what you can do to DE stress your life. I'm stressed just thinking about what to do to DE stress! I think I may fail this assignment!
Friday, September 16, 2011
-I want to get married in the Temple
-I want to have kids
-I want to be a stay home mom
- I want my husband to be nice, Tall and blonde with blue eyes(no joke)
This is what I always wrote down, and I got what I wanted, most of it, (other than the tall blonde and blue eyes) haha, but I got better than that I got Rick!) Ok, so it didn't happen in that order either, but what I'm trying to say is that I never really wrote down, or thought about a career (other than to be a model when I was a young teen) I know that being a mother, wife, stay at home mom is the greatest thing I will ever do...but I now understand the importance of an education, and I never took that seriously. I've always had pretty good jobs, working for the WIC program was great, I started that when I was 18 in 1998, the youngest employee in 3 counties of that Health Dept, and I continued with that until 2008, 10 years working for different Health Depts in Colorado and Utah. I know this is getting long....back to what I was saying about writing down my goals, it hit me as I was writing things down for this assignment, the power that writing things down has, when you take it seriously. So I will be an RN. I have been thinking about it for a few years, but never took the steps necessary to make it happen. What I want to do as a nurse is very specific, and may take a while, but I want to work in Labor and Delivery/Postpartum. I want to be around new mothers, I want to help them, I want to continue being a big breastfeeding advocate. So I changed my major yesterday at school, there are only 4 pre-requisite classes that I need to have done before I can get into the Nursing program at SLCC. I'm am so excited. I know the road will be hard, but so so worth it.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
AND....this is on it's way right now