The Conclusion of the Matter… For Now!

As you may remember from my post on April 5th, I experienced several periods of doubt and uncertainty for months leading up to my Order Your Steps event in May.  Many of you may be thinking, “It was just an event, why is she trying to make it a deep spiritual experience?”  For me, it has been a True Walk of Faith and unfortunately, it’s been very difficult to explain.  So, the fact that on May 12th, my Ordering Your Steps, A Mother’s Perspective finally took place, I realized that the outcome of the event was NOT the most relevant part of the process.  The major learning and my spiritual growth took place all along the way.  So when the event was over, I was still wondering if I’d done it “RIGHT” (by God’s Standard).  However, this is The Conclusion of the MatterFor Now! … and if this pic is any indication, I think I did OK!  😀

32294733_1625852150857671_4179329862810468352_n

In addition, here are a few comments from our survey:  “What did you like best?”

  • I enjoyed everything!  So Helpful,  Informative, Encouraging
  • Nice size of venue and relaxed environment
  • I like the intimacy of the event and the openness of the women  
    • So I guess, it wasn’t about having a lot of people!?
  • All the speakers were informative and motivating
  • The ease in which each presenter shared their testimony, gifts & abilities — Down to earth.  All speakers shared their talk using the Bible
  • Topics were spot on.  Focus on various areas related to organizing life!

Recommendations:  “What did you like least?”

  • Allow More time for fitness! 
  • The fitness speaker should have been at the beginning to get us motivated and moving
    • Yes, Mocha Lee, our fitness pro, had us exercising.
  • Choose a different day
    • Day before Mother’s day may not have been the best choice
  • Too many desserts!  😀
  • Break out groups of 3-4 for ice breaker and to introduce ourselves to each other

63753643 - beautiful woman shrugging her shoulders in confusion

“WHO WOULDA THUNK IT??  😀

Yes! … We are already planning next year’s event.  Stay Tuned…

10225296 - loving hands on springs design with copy space.
2019 Ordering Your Steps:      Spring into Action!

In the meantime, over the next few months, I will be sharing more details on my walk of faith,  My Journey of Obedience – My Journal!

Life After Corporate America

Now that I have taken my LEAP of FAITH, my goal is to help others to not only survive, but thrive where they are in Life. 

Am I totally in left field?  Are you already living your life to the fullest?  Is your life filled with the Joy as it was meant to be??

However, during my short time in retirement, I have discovered that PEOPLE MUST HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO THRIVE!  Normally, to thrive requires CHANGE!  We say that we WANT to THRIVE, but we really DON’T WANT TO CHANGE! 

 

Remember, my life-changing event technically began for me several years ago, with an unspoken request to do something different. .. Now my dream, “Order Your Steps” has become a reality, but I had to be willing to make a MAJOR change.  What I have discovered during my brief time away (less than 60 days)  from Corporate America and is that Life for me now is like night and day.  It’s weird, the hours of the day seem to pass quickly, but the days of the week appear to pass slower. 

The year 2012, in biblical terms, deals with placing things within perfect order, organization or achieving governmental structural perfection (which can speak to any organizational structure).  I am not asking you to make a MAJOR change, but I am suggesting that if you want different results, you can NOT continue to do things the same old way.  There are Steps in your Life that must be placed in Per-fect Order, to per-fect is a process!  Taking ONE STEP AT A TIME…   If you could just see my mission through my eyes…My VISION is being revealed.  I know this, BECAUSE I have already been met with resistance.  But I didn’t expect the path to be easy and neither should you…

 What are your excuses?

I don’t want anyone to see how unorganized I really am

As my Pastor often says, we really need to get over ourselves and do whatever it takes to improve our quality of life.

 

I don’t have the money.

Peace of mind is priceless.

 

I don’t have time.

You may have more time than you think.

 

I don’t really need it.

Are you sure?

Don’t wait another moment…. Please take the FIRST Step!

 

 

Order Your Steps: www.orderyoursteps.net

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  🙂 ……