Wow! It’s August already!!

Obviously, I am not a very good or consistent blogger.  March was my last post.  Life takes me over – I really need to figure out how to control my life instead of letting the outside forces in my life control it for me.  Bold words – so hard to put into practice.

We are full swing into the 2016 presidential campaign cycle.  There are no less than 17 media worthy Republican candidates.  The true number of declared candidates is actually 38 with another group waiting in the “potential” candidate wings.  But the media is only giving their air time to the 17 with money.  There is no sense wasting news cycles on someone who couldn’t afford to travel to appear in a debate, or who isn’t making personal appearances with crowds that provide great sound bites on the 30 minute recycled new programs.

The democrats only have three candidates so far – with Hilary being at the top of the trash heap.  Bernie Sanders is gaining ground, but the analysts just don’t think he’ll be able to compete once the Clinton campaign starts spending its millions on TV ads.  And O’Malley doesn’t have the cash to answer it either.  Frankly, in my humble opinion, O’Malley has too much to overcome with name recognition.  He isn’t a ridiculous, loud or unexpected character like Bernie, so he won’t dislodge him from his set behind Hilary.

I don’t know what to think about this field of candidates.  I guess if I had to decide today, I would vote for Jeb Bush – if for no other reason than that he comes from a family that has shown compassion and concern for people consistently, moment by moment, and year by year.  Say what you will about the decisions that Daddy and Dubbya had to make while they were if office, they didn’t waste any time after leaving office in engaging in worthwhile organizations, spreading a message of acceptance, compassion and support.  I like that – I often wonder what O’bama will will be doing after his time in office. Probably doing the speech circuit making millions, pissing people off on a regular basis.

I made my case to start a transition in my career.  I’m finding that I actually do have a small entrepreneurial side to me.  I think after years and years of working in a variety of companies in several capacities, I’ve determined that I could run a company really well.  I know the kind of people I need to surround myself with to make it a success.  I know how to appeal to people.  People trust me because I have integrity and deal with people honestly and fairly.  That is the best you can hope to be in business.  Fair, honest, full of integrity, trusted and successful.  That is the whole banana right there.

I can do it, and I can do it well.  And I will be successful and build something of real value that improves the lives of consumers.  And I will make money.  I’m not looking to become a multi-millionaire or a billionaire.  But I would like to make enough money that Steve and I can continue to make the lives of our sons easier, and our lives easier.  A nice house that we design.  Dogs to keep us company and entertained.  A motor home to travel in.  Money to take care of us when we are old so we aren’t a burden to our children.  That is all I want.

Life is great.  God is good.  I pray that I am doing His will – he gave me a brain and he convicted my heart that this is where my next steps should lead, so I’m going to move forward with courage and determination!

I can do it. I can do it.  I can do it.

Where Did the Last Three Months Go?

It has been three months since I posted my first entry on this blog.  Pitiful.  How does that happen?  Where did those three months go?

I’ll tell you where they went.  They went into too much stress over my job and whether or not the two men who own the company are capable of pulling it from the dust and debris of its destruction.  How do I continue to put a smile on my face every day while I watch them drive their business into oblivion?

I have an opportunity to make a move, but it has risks.  I don’t know if I have the courage to make the leap.  I think I’m going to have to make that leap in order to move forward.  If I stay where I am, I will not be healthy when I get to the other end.

I must go…I must go…I must go…I simply need to figure out how to make them believe it is the right thing to do for them and for me.

My First Blog Entry

I am now 51 years old.  I’m not sure when that happened.  That is to say I am not sure when I began to feel 51 instead of 27.  At some point in time, my body stopped listening to my heart, and decided to let time and gravity take over.

I’m far from done.  I’m not ready to give up yet.  There is still hope for me.  When I look at the accomplishments of my life, I realize that I can still make decisions about my life that will reverse some of the aging I have been feeling.  The trick is starting to do those things.  Why is it that everything that is good for us falls into the category of painful or humiliating?  Just once, I wish we could do something that feels good right from the beginning, and lose weight instantly!  Or tone those flabby muscles without them being stiff and sore first.  Sigh.  Life is wonderful, yet immensely unfair at the same time.

I am determined to not be old.  Stay tuned for my progress over the next few months.  I am hopeful that a blog will help me with accountability for what I know I need to do!

I hope you are feeling great, and doing things that you love!

Until then….

Reba