-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 New International Version-
Wow! I just looked at the date of my last blog. Then, I asked myself, "Where did the time go?" Needless to say, I have not been sitting around eating peanuts for the past year and a half. However, a bag of yogurt covered legumes (lol technical term for peanut) sure sounds great right about now as a celebration of victory!
Well, I have been in what I call the Dissertation Cave with "The Monster," my 320 plus-page creature. Hence, a little over a year and a half ago, I rented a small apartment in rural Virginia, put my belongings in storage, packed my suitcase, shipped my car, and voila on the road to my last leg of my academic adventure.
Thankfully, my social media mission has been completed. In summer 2015, I walked across the platform, sat in a chair, heard some cheers, and got my doctoral hood from my research consultant. A few friends and I, laughed, cried, took all the pictures we could, and celebrated as if we had won the Super Bowl of Education. Perhaps we did!
This leads me back to the concept of time. The more experience that I have with people, I have come to recognize that one does really make time for what one desires. Indeed, we reap what we sow.
Thus, take some time to consider what you really want in your life. Do you want a healthy relationship? A college degree? Your own space? Maybe all of the above. Begin one step at a time.
As you begin, nurture the soil, plant some seeds, water them, give the seeds time to sprout and grow. In a few instances, you may even have to cut the branches as I did temporarily with my blog. Sometimes cutting the branches means to focus on our priorities.
Finally, time can be our friend or our foe. We need to use it wisely or our life will not have focus. If we use time wisely, our life will soon bloom at its best!