Sunday, November 20, 2011

SOCSunday: Financial Diva... Please

Interesting thing happened today when I was talking to my lovely cousin... I had an aha moment or a moment of clarity if you will.  Her statement : I can't wait for this year to end.  Now what about that would give me an aha was the fact that my mother said the same thing a few weeks ago.  it made me realize literally that it wasn't just me having a rough year.  I've had some great months mind you, but spiritually and financially I feel like I've been lacking and lagging all year.  It's like there is always something pressing or making me feel as though I'm not giving enough of me to the Lord and then financially one of my goals is to become financially savvy.  Trust me when I say I am nowhere near that. Not yet this year.  And I started thinking today about something I'd like to call Next Steps.  So, instead of thinking of the whole all at once, thinking in terms what I can do next.  Example: I set up a savings account with automatic drafts, what can I do next? ---- I get up early in the morning( initially to meditate: fell off), what can I do next?  This was longer than five minutes by a few seconds... but hey...

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post at
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


  1. Oh! I love this! Next steps... I remember reading about AA (my parents are addicts), and they talked about how they tell people to take things one day at a time. Like, if you can just get through today without drinking, you can drink tomorrow. But each day is always today. It breaks things up and makes it manageable...and able to be done. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I love thinking about things in this way, it makes them so much more manageable. One step at a time...
    (Visiting from SOC Sunday)

  3. Great Goal and baby steps will help you achieve it!

    popping in from SOC

  4. I think the one day at a time idea really helps because otherwise I get overwhelmed very easily. I start thinking about how I'm going to maintain and what's going to happen in the future and before you know it, I'm like oh well, forget it. Baby steps, however, are more manageable. Take each step, each challenge as it comes and stay in the present moment.

  5. That's so perfect. Instead of looking at the sum of the parts, you're simply looking at the parts. That's a great way to chip away at your goals!

  6. to each one of you I'm thankful for your input. I'm still getting used to blogspot and the way it allows me to reply.

    But the NEXT Steps thing is really helping me to get in gear with ideas and tackling different things.