Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Golden Box

About to make the BIGGEST pitcher of Lemonade as I see the

colorful lemons Pictures, Images and Photos

Barrels of Lemons Coming!

Relax, this is a Very Good Thing!  Remember a while ago why this blog was born, to inform you of those Lemonade Making events in my life.  Lately my heart has been beating at a rapid pace at the possibility to doing more with my life.   One might, well as a single mother who works full time and is raising a child that I must have enough on my plate already.  Well,,,,, we can always pile a little more on top!

Okay seriously, recently having a conversation with a very dear friend of mine, who like me, has a passion for healthcare and just got accepted to Nursing School, Go Cindy!  Like me, Cindy is a single mom so she knows the struggles, and like me, is determined to keep climbing the Huge mountain often put before us as single parents to create a better life for our children. 

What I have realized is that the “Huge” mountain I have been referring to is nothing but an obstacle that I have put before myself to justify a reason as to why I Could NOT, however, if Congress Woman Gabrielle Giffords (one of my Shero’s for sure!) can walk and talk again after being shot point blank in the head, why can’t I start taking baby steps towards my goals? 

After having my daughter, I spent several years licking the wounds inflicted by what I thought was circumstantial injustice when in fact, I had fallen into a potentially terminal condition called victim mentality.  Mind you, some of the things that I did experience did suck and were truly wrong, but on a whole, it too could have been things that just like the mountain I have placed before me, been moved over and left behind in the wake of my progression.  One of my favorite quotes from Joel Osteen is what drives me today and how I try to live.

"When it looks like things could not get any worse, don't give up! You don't know what God has around the corner. Put your shoulders back and boldly declare: "My time is coming. I am a victor and not a victim."
Joel Osteen

One of the biggest revelations of my life is that nothing good comes unless there is prayer.  Now I will keep it real, I am still a work progress where that is concerned but I know and HE knows where my heart is.  Now that the dust has been steadily clearing from my life, I realize that the Precious Peace that I have is because I have asked for it in prayer.  I find that many of the things that I have received have been due to prayer.  Some may refer it to as Law of Attraction and yes I do believe in the Law of Attraction.  I set the tone, the vibration, by prayer and conscious intentions to allow God in my life and he is ever present.  Looking back on many of the circumstances all I can say it is ONLY through God that I survived.

With this being said, I want to Thank all of you for your unwavering love and patience.  Especially my family who is my WORLD! We still have some work to do, but I truly hope you know how much I REALLY LOVE YOU ALL.   My daughter, who by coming into my life has saved me from the depths of my despair, sadness and potential demise.  I would also like to say a Big Thank you to those who listened when all I needed was to talk. Those to blotted the endless river of tears and those who said many, many prayers.  My Mother, who although Alzhemier’s took you away from me, it did not take the love and the lessons that you taught me, I just wish I would have listened more!  Thank You Jesus for the rocky path you put before, for it has made me stronger and more determined to Succeed.   

Finally Moving my Mountain

(This is where you come in!)

You are all about to witness some pretty important milestones in my life.  Yeah there is Facebook for that but, Facebook only allows you a certain amount of characters and twitter only allow you 145 J.  Besides this is my way of sending my message on a greater scale out into the universe!    So consider it a Bucket list if you will, I’d rather call it my Golden Box that when opened, all you see is it’s glistening radiance and inside is all of the things that I plan to achieve mixed with all of the things that I already have.

I plan to share a lot with you on this blog because I want you to be able to share with other people you know who may be walking on the same path that I have.  I guess I could write a book, but at least here you will see information in real time.  Resources, links and what ever else I can think may help the next person. 

So here is step one

I am starting to take some classes to work towards getting into Nursing School.  If you have any suggestion as to what I need to do first, please share. 
Thanks in advance for the feedback. 
God Bless!


  1. My dearest Monica, Love your inspirational blog & I know that God will allow you to reach all of your goals my friend. You've done excellent raising a beautiful daughter, and I know that you are motivated to achieve excellence my friend. God Bless you & your family! Love ya!

  2. Surely the Law of Attraction works in mysterious ways. You touched on things that I am soon to experience. It's comforting to see that the good survive. Chica fight the the good fight, but one foot in front of another & reach those goals. They are there for the taking.

    Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos

  3. Dear Monica, I really like the way you write, your trust in God made you strong. Your Mom did a good job raising you, for sure you will do the same with your daughter!