Looking through the window I reflect on the happenings in 2016. The past four months have zoomed past like a flash. Everything seems to be on hyper drive mode this year.
It wasn’t easy keeping everything in balance. It had been a struggle to balance between mothering duties, household and studying. There were times that I had to toss a coin and leave it all up to faith on which path I had to follow- left or right.
Placing my trust in the LORD that he will give me the guidance that I needed was what I did when moments got too intense for me to handle.
There were many major life changing decisions which I had to make and plentiful considerations which came along with each decision made. Something had to change if our lives were to be better.
Making one single change in my routine made a ripple effect and affected the routines of all in the household. The most difficult decision that I made so far was to pursue a full time course this year. This required major readjustment in both the kids and my schedule and everything had to fit in perfectly.
Stepping out my comfort zone wasn’t easy. I procrastinated quite a bit on whether I would be making the changes now or on a later date. I deliberated deeply and prayed for a sign from GOD on what I should do.
I was initially hesitant about making the changes I did , however looking back it was certainly one of the right decisions which I made as things only got better after making that decision.
It means a lot to me to keep my balance in life and keep learning at the same time. I believe in constant upgrading and equipping myself with different skill sets which complement each other. I subscribe to lifelong learning and pursing one’s passions while living it up in the best way possible.
It can be very dangerous to remain in complacency with how fast the world is revolving around us. Skills redundancy is a reality today with the ever increasing global competition. One needs to constantly upgrade to retain their competitive edge over others. It is necessary for survival.
I feel that it is also important to set a good example by modelling to the kids the importance of education and that it is not something that one pursues during childhood. Life long learning has lots of benefits and certainly has help shaped my way of thinking and perception of the world.
Things change, people change but the thirst for knowledge will always be there. There is a lot that I still do not know of and wish to acquire. I am to be relevant and also be able to keep up with the changing trends. With the kids growing up and becoming young adults I seek more to be able to understand them and guide them effectively to become independent adults.
My focus now is more on acquiring skills to assist in their emotional and psychological development and giving them the tools that would support them throughout their lives.
How has 2016 been for you so far?