After I decided to stop looking for a home, another item on my 2017 vision board. Getting a new car.  This has been on my to-do list for over a year.  I weighed my options and decided to treat myself.  My research started with the Technical Assistance Team here at the job.  Take a look at what I decided to lease.

Lance

It was between this Cadillac CTS and a Buick LaCrosse. I wasn’t given any bad information about either model.  The test drive made me change my mind.  I just enjoyed all the little bells and whistles that came standard on the CTS.  I called Prestige Cadillac in Warren as recommended by a co-worker and I worked with Clarice Russell.  She was very accommodating and patient with me as I had several missed appointment due to senior year conflicts and documentation errors.  I walked in and signed a small portion of my life away for a little peace of mind all under 90 minutes.

At the beginning of the year, I created my vision board and thought I added both vehicles.  So you could probably imagine the irony and surprise I experienced when I went to check it off and only found the CTS.  I guess I spoke it into existence. (sidebar: never forget to speak your truest dreams into existence and words have power.)


Now, as many of you know – I name all my vehicles. All the names are male. (I wonder if there is any psychological meaning behind that, hmmm).  There was Sterling the Lincoln LS, Cole the Dodge Magnum and here for the next 34 months is Lance.  In the beginning, I know God created the heaven and earth but I was moreso talking about the start of this relationship. I called this car Stanley and this was encouraged by the Jazmine Sullivan tune.  Then I remembered that’s my good friend AJ’s husband’s name and I went right back to the drawing board. All of you know, I talk about my car’s like we’re in a real relationship – ‘Cole and I went to the mall, I got Cole some shoes, and Sterling don’t have time for the foolishness.’ So, I definitely didn’t want any awkward moments in the near future and I changed it to LANCE.

Needless to say, I’m in love. The infotainment system is a much-needed addition.  This is solely because I really don’t like to hear all that commentary/conversation. Radio equals music for ME.  I appreciate the forward crash and lane sensors, the rear camera, and the speed monitor.  The only thing that bugs the crap outta me (yes! I said outta) – is the red light above the steering wheel that flashes when someone jumps out in front of me – I SEE THEM.  Everything else is perfection and I’m not only saying this because this company puts food on my table.

I heart this car.

 

 

 

 

It’s hard to think about a career move with a high school sophomore.  We’re looking into universities, scholarships and concentrating on the current curriculum.  So, where would I have the time to think about what I want?  Now!  It’s the perfect time for me to consider my options for the future. One of my biggest desires is to go back to school and get a graduate degree.  I’ll be an empty nester in no time.  Hell, I’m practically one now.

Going back to school has been on my to-do list for some time.  Of course you all know that so much has went on in my life over the last few years.  However, that should not be an excuse.  I have put this off for far too long.  It keeps wearing at my mind.  I need to make an appointment to get my my facts straight and wrap my mind around going the educational distance for me.  With so many programs to choose from, I decided to stay with the school of business and work on a MBA.  I don’t have any lavish plans for my career afterward.  I’ve just always wanted a Master’s degree.

As I set my vision board up all of the things I’ve dreamed about and long for are present.  The one image that drives me up the wall and seems urgent is that post-graduate degree.  Everyone keeps asking me “why?”  My response is always the same – “because I should have it by now!”

As I accomplish items on my board, I’ll be sure to share with you.  What dream have you foregone and want to conquer in the near future?