Balancing Act

Today I went to a training hosted by the fabulous Michelle Meyer.  It was about blocking time, balancing your life, so that you get more bounty.  I was lucky enough to be in the training by myself so I got a more personalized training session.  I really enjoyed talking with Michelle because she gave great advice.  There were a few "Girl!  You need to snap out of it"

As some of your know, I am in Grad-School.  I took the summer off and it has proven to be the death of me.  I got so used to doing whatever I wanted and to having a lot of free time.  Awesome right?! No!  I am still in that lazy mode and I am struggling now that school has started back.  I just don't feel like doing anything.  BUT it's time to snap out of it, like Michelle said, because we are a month in.  Time to get motivated!!

So Michelle and I decided that I need a reward to serve as my motivation.  The stipulation is that I have to make A's in both my classes.  What is my reward?  Help me decide:

Just a Kidd...

Something that is near and dear to my heart is my older brother, Skyler.  Skyler served in the Marines for 4 years.  While in Afghanistan, he was a dog handler.  His dog's name was Kidd.  Isn't he the cutest thing ever?!!  The dog, not my brother! :) Well here's a story to warm your hearts...


Each dog is allowed to serve a certain amount of trips overseas.  Forgive me, the actual amount of trips has escaped me.  But after those trips are served, the dog can be adopted.  So, Skyler put his name on the list because he just had to have Kidd, given the chance.  This dog not only served his country, but became a great companion for my brother.  I have no doubt in my mind, Kidd played a huge role in my brother's sanity while serving in Afghanistan.  Today the old pals were reunited, for life.  I am so happy for my brother because I know how much he loves Kidd.  I can't wait to meet my nephew!  :)

Today, I salute you Kidd.