Its a new year time to reflect

Today is the day before New Years Eve!!! As we prepare to embark on a new and exciting 2017, let us take a look at the life and time of me in 2016.

We made it through another year of school. I passed 9 classes this year and only have one year left until I have a Bachelors in Science in Civil Engineering. The year has been hard, spending most of my free time studying and what I can do around the house.

This year has also been about letting go. For the past 12 years I have served in some capacity in commissioner service in the Gulf Stream Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Starting as a Roundtable Commissioner, working up to District Commissioner, and ending at Assistant Council Commissioner; I finally had to walk away. I worked with many great leaders and great people to help them make the units they served better for their youth. The time I spent in this service was to great. It was affecting my family and school life and could not do it anymore.

This year has also been about growing. Jonathan turned 18 this year and has grown up to be an adult. His mother and I have done what we can and at this point all we can do is offer him guidance. Much like Mark did the year before, it is time for them to take all that we taught them and put it into practice and hope they dont squander the opportunities that have been presented to them. Jadelyn is growing up so fast, in another 3 years she will be 18 and off to college. She is the last one at home and we are trying to instill in her the importance of learning everyday.

The year was about new ventures. Kristen started he Lu La Roe consultation business and is doing well. She puts in a lot of hours but in the end it is all worth it. She seems to be enjoying herself and the friends she has and has made because of it.

2017 promises to be an exciting year for all of us. I will be in the last year of my schooling which will be the most time consuming. My design class isn’t difficult it just occupies a lot of time. In the end it will all be worth the effort. I have 8 classes left, and I am looking forward to completing them and moving on to my graduate studies. Kristen will be working dillagently in growing her business and Jadelyn will keep reaching for the stars and get through her studies.

I want to wish all of my readers the happiest and joyful of new years. God Bless!!!

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