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Poster on Life

Poster on Life

Life is never a bed of roses. There are ups and down and different seasons which one goes through.  You never know what is coming at you when you go around a bend.

Moments of  triumphant and happiness or agony and despair.  One may experience these feelings on multiple occasions, but, alas for the individual  they  last a mere few minutes or days before they are committed into memory.  Etched into our personal  history to be  recalled at a later date.

Every time when you feel that you manage to get on top of the game life throws you another curve ball and it knocks the stability off the platform that you are on.

The schedule/plan that you have painstakingly  put together is no longer feasible and once again you see yourself racing against the clock to  realign everything so that you can have some sense of normalcy.

You hate the uncertainty that is brought about with the change and are at crossroads as how to proceed.

It can be exasperating at times  when everything seems to be falling apart.  You feel that you are grasping for breathe clinging to a sinking ship  with no lifebuoy in sight.

It is during moments like this that one wishes for a miracle to appear.  A moment of clarity or a mechanic who can fix the problem that you have at hand.

Resolutions for 2015

Resolutions for 2015


2015 has started with many challenges for me.

Solo parenting

bridging the gap for the kids in their education

– weight loss and healthy cooking

– Seeking a closer walk with GOD

– Strengthening my marriage in a long distance relationship.

I can say it hasn’t been easy facing up to these challenges of mine. The burden has overbearing at times and I have had my weak moments where I really wanted to give up.  I have been slicing it really thin with all my current resources.

Every ounce of energy seem to have been drained out of my body  and with no refill in sight. All the activities that I have lined up to complete on a daily basis has really sapped the life out of me  on several occasions.

It’s more of a mental then physical exhaustion that I face on a daily basis coping with the hectic schedule  which involve taking care of the house and  360%  customized education for the kids.

Being judge and referee,  multi-tasking while watching the clock to ensure that everyone gets thing done on time.  There is only one of me and I have to be split into four at times to be able to give adequate attention to everyone.

Even though I’m far from completing the challenges that have been given to me I’m certainly not going to throw in the towel.   I believe that all the hard work will certainly pay off. I just have continue to be disciplined and put my best foot forward.

I believe in never giving up even though the odds maybe stacked against me at the moment.  Challenges are to be faced head on and that’s the way I’m charging.

How do you deal with challenges?



Jenny Matlock

Mama’s Losin’ It