WHAT I AM CURRENTLY: April 2018

Oh, April!  How busy you were!  We started the month by celebrating our Baby Boy with a family shower.  My sister flew in from Texas and my brother-in-law happened to be stationed in SWFL for the week.  So, it turned out to be an exciting celebration weekend filled with lots of family time.

 

What we didn't expect though, is that our Gramnita, at 97 would give in to a fight she'd been fighting for a few years with her body slowly declining.  On Saturday, we celebrated Baby Boy Ruth and on Sunday, we were saying our last good-byes to a woman I've known as a grandmother my entire life.  it was such a bittersweet weekend for me.  So, the month of April was filled with good and filled with heartache.  Both of which, brought out new emotions ... for me and for my family.

 

Inspired by Amy Hale (@amyhale) on Instagram, I fell in love with her monthly current posts.  Tweaked and adapted to fit me, I am excited to have a systematic way to track my growth.

 

Every month, I plan to answer the same questions and keep track of my walk in faith, motherhood and entrepreneurship.

 

Without further adieu, this is ALL ABOUT ME for the month of April 2018 ... 

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Reading:

Personal:  Still looking ...
Spiritual:  "100 Days to Brave" by Annie F. Downs
Educational:  "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Watching:

Amy & Jordan's webinar on business tactics

 

Listening to:

"Tremble" by Amanda Cook

 

Feeling:

Refreshed on revamping the Elizabeth Ruth Education and Elizabeth Ruth Photography websites
Organized while using a specific social media posting plan
Motivated to keep up with blogging and creating Photoshop education courses

 

Thanking God for:

Conversations with Mike - both easy and difficult - and focused on growing ourselves and our businesses
Opportunities coming full circle for our church's elementary school 

 

Inspired By:

Amy & Jordan

 

Learning:

Workflows and system templates using Asana
How to open a shop under Elizabeth Ruth Education
Creating specific Asana workflows to use in all business aspects and at home


 

Working On:

Faith & Fitness program with CLF
Organizing Honeybook and accepting more photography clients in my busiest month yet!
Creating a chore schedule for the girls and utilizing a Sunday Pay Day for chores completed throughout the week

 

My Kids:

Madison has trouble with Gramnita's passing - go to the beach together to celebrate a life well lived.
Madison picking out her own outfit and shoes to wear to Anita's Celebration of Life.

Avery getting excited for her baby brother - claiming every shower gift as for "her baby!"
Avery learning how to trace her name and zig-zag lines at school.

 

My Husband:

Dynamic Athletic Performance - planning for the DAP Combine in July
Working for friends doing yard work and construction tasks to earn extra money for our household while in the quiet months of DAP

 

Who I'm Praying For:

The families of Kid Life and the expansion of the elementary school
Those who are saddened by the passing of Anita

 

Favorite Verse:

"Restore people gently, not through harsh condemnation." || 2 Corinthians 2:9-10