The Journey has been an Adventure!

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

This journey of authoring my first book has truly been an adventure, yet truly a blessing… and guess what?  My journey will continue, as I enter my next season of life.  I have completed the 3rd round of editing and I refuse to do a 4th.  Believe it or not, at this point, it doesn’t matter rather there are ten downloads or 10,000, my book is finished.  It’s amazing how much is revealed when we write something on paper and read it, especially as it pertains to our life.  The Lord showed me so much about me and how my steps have always been ordered.  I now realize that there were a number of crucial lessons that I needed to learn before I could move on to my next level in life.  We never know what God will do to get our attention, in order to keep us on the path He has outlined for us, to fulfill His purpose through us.

My book will officially be released on August 31st.  There’s no turning back now, although I’ve thought about it many times.  I’ll just have to take my next step forward on my life’s journey….

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Financial Planning

retirement

Or Lack Thereof….  I thought that I should add just a few thoughts with regards to “The Dream”.    My reality is that I did not properly plan financially for my retirement.  I understand that if you are my age, we need “MILLIONS” of dollars saved in order to live comfortably when we retire.  In my attempt to be transparent and hopefully, help others, my savings does not even come close to “MILLION” (singular).  My 401K took a beating like many of ours over the past several years and so did many pension funds. 

But, as the Lord would have it, I was eligible for the early retirement buy-out when it was offered and I had reached the retirement age in accordance with the guidelines of my company (which by the way, I achieved in Sept., 2011… Coincidence, I think NOT!)  So I will be drawing my pension, but I will have to wait on Social Security… No, I won’t hold my breath!

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not flying solely by the seat of my pants.  I have figured out how much income that I will need to bring in from “Order Your Steps” (more info to come on that).  But although we don’t have any credit card debt, we do still have a mortgage. 

So without telling you all my business, I am sure that a LOT of you are thinking… “SHE MUST HAVE FALLEN DOWN AND BUMPED MY HEAD!”

I would love to hear your thoughts and I promise to take the constructive criticism with an open mind  🙂 ……