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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stuck in Neutral

Have you ever felt stuck in neutral? Like life is passing you by at a 100 miles an hour and you can barely muster the strength to get up and walk? Or, possibly you have wonderful goal and plan for your future but you can't seem to put the pieces in place to get you there? Maybe not; but, that is exactly how I've been feeling the last 5 weeks. January 2011 was supposed to be the beginning of my last semester of college. A five year goal that was finally coming to fruition. Graduation! Then I can finally start building up this marriage and financial coaching business. I was beyond excited for the future.

However, what I didn't realize in my ignorance was that the last four classes I needed to take would not work out in a nice little package for me to graduate by May. For some reason, I seemed to think that completing my 125 hour internship would be easy while I continued my work in 3 other classes. WRONG! I started my semester with my Internship and Abnormal Psychology, but I quickly realized that the time I was putting into my internship took away from my usual schoolwork time during the week. I couldn't do both. Some of you who have been in this position in school are probably like, DUH! But, I failed to even see any reason why this would not work. So, graduation was in the balance. Do I push forward and try to squeeze in some non-existent hours in my week and finish in May...or do I call a spade a spade and take the time I need to finish strong.

Finishing strong might be the easy answer for some of you, but for me it was incredibly difficult. To me it felt like I was giving up on a dream, admitting failure and weakness, and not pushing myself for success. I was literally falling into a depression over it. However, after a few pity parties and some godly counsel, I made the decision to finish my degree next semester Fall 2011. There are still a lot of decisions to be made and some timing issues that need to be worked out in regards to when the business will officially launch. But, I'm leaving it in God's hands where it belongs. I just keep telling him that He birthed this dream in my heart so it's up to Him to keep it burning until the time is right to act on it.

On a side note, I had my first "clients" a few weeks ago and it felt awesome. They came to me after only being married for a few months and were already drowning in a financial mess and suffering from a lack of communication about it. After an hour they left with hope in their hearts, a renewed commitment to each other and their God, and a plan in their hands. It was such a confirmation for me that I am on the right path, I just need a little patience and surrender for my God to work out the timing and the details.

Don't give up on the dreams God has given you...even if it feels like your stuck in neutral from time to time.

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