January 13, 2011
So I asked the question “What is your Vizyon for yourself?” I have had responses that have run the gamut from minor to extreme. However one response I received answers the question perfectly. I would like anyone who reads this to sit and think about it. Any of my program participants who see this I would like to see you give feedback in the comment box directly below. My purpose with this is to see where everyone’s mind is realistically. This is 2011 and the time for change is NOW! Let’s practice Urgency so that you can finally take Ownership of your life in the here and now.
“My Vizyon of myself I must say is, not much. I look at myself as someone who’s failed at everything except being a mom and I’m starting to ask myself if I’ve done a good job at that.”
“When the world looks at me I want them to see a very progressive and positive single parent who’s made it in life (maybe a little late, but better late than never.) I want them to see me as an independent woman with a nice car, terrific job, and all the beautiful things life has to offer for my children and myself.”
After I read this I asked the young woman how she planned to accomplish these things… Take a look at what she had to say…
“I hope to get my GED, go to school, get a job that I like and take it from there. I really don’t know where to go and start because I’ve been sitting at home taking care of my kids for so long that I haven’t really had an opportunity to do anything else. I know once I know where to go and what to do I’ll be ok because I’m very determined to get ahead in life.”
My starting point is getting my GED that to me is very important right now along with taking job readiness classes to see what I can get out of that. I WANT TO ACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING I WANT THIS TIME! I don’t like giving up. I just wanted to be there for my children, but now I realize that it’s my time to do what I want to do. It’s time to do ME!
So now what do you all think?