When We Reach Our Goals.

IMG_0713My life has been quite busy over the last few weeks. After years of hard work and dedication my husband graduated from medical school. I was thinking back about our long journey together. For as long as we have been together he has been in school, first college, then graduate, and then medical school. I am going to take a moment to brag, because he graduated with honors from both UCF and medical school.

We had a wonderful time at the graduation ceremony and after we returned home from our traveling, he said it was strange not to have to study for hours everyday. He said he finally reached a goal he had been pursuing for years. So many people don’t get to say that.

We are both very fortunate to be able to make that statement. I achieved my goal of becoming a published author last December and on June 9th my first book came out in print! None of this came easy for either of us and we are very grateful.IMG_4151

Now the second phase of the hard work begins. For me, I have almost completed my second book in this series and my husband will begin a residency program. The hard work isn’t over we are just shifting into a different part of the process.

So I ask you what are you goals? Have you reached them or still working on them like we are?



I Promise To Do My Best

The words : I promise to do my best, love God and my country, to help other people everyday, especially those at home, were part of the Girl Scout Law when I was a little girl.

Since then it has been altered slightly but the principles remain the same.

I was a Girl Scout. I loved scouting.

My badges. I had so many I had to get another sash.
My badges. I had so many I had to get another sash.

I truly believe the lessons I learned from those kind generous mothers, who devoted their time as our troop leaders taught me many valuable life lessons.

I know I participate and volunteer to organizations today because as a Girl Scout I was taught to Help Other People Everyday. I’m sometimes guilty of over extending myself but I love it.

It taught me to work hard or achieve my goals. Back then I sold cookies pounding the pavement trying to win the grand prize of a bicycle, which I lost by two boxes, but I learned is hard work does pay off second prize wasn’t too bad and it was rewarding to help others. Because of our cookie sales, our troop had enough money to go to many historical field trips in New England where I grew up.

Do you know I married a Boy Scout who actually went to the highest level of as an Eagle Scout and I made it to Cadette?

My husbands sash and Eagle Scout banner.
My husbands sash and Eagle Scout banner.

Is it any wonder that he became a doctor.

So when I heard on the news Monday that a Kevin Swanson attacked Girl Scouts I was shocked by the things he said. Below is the link.

I am confused by this attack and don’t understand what it has to do with the Girl Scout organization I know today. I have friends who are still active members with their daughters and yes I buy cookies even though I have to be gluten free and can’t eat them.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I enjoy helping and volunteering and support this organization.