Patience is a Virtue…
Getting angry or upset about something isn’t going to solve it any faster nor will it make it easier. I’ve learned a lot more about this in the last year than I retained about patience my entire life.
In July I started doing ChaCha to make money from home. It was slow going at first and I nearly gave up but after a month of training, reading, and DOING I was getting quite good at it and even found a great way to make a few bucks here and there as needed. Patience is a virtue.
In November I started reading a Sweepstakes blog. I didn’t score any decent wins until December and even then I was given the name Toaster Strudel Queen because that’s all I seemed to be winning. But I kept at it and in March I won not one big prize but 2! Karate for my son and a treadmill. We received the treadmill 2 weeks ago and I had almost given in and sold it to a pawn shop for far less than it’s value when a military spouse contacted me and wanted to get this for her husband. A great deal for the both of us and now I have a trampoline for my kids to enjoy this summer. Patience is a virtue.
In February I started reading couponing blogs and right away I was overwhelmed. I didn’t have a printer, I don’t get the paper, and I’m scared of beeps at a checkout lane and rude cashiers. After a few attempts to try extreme couponing I’ve found that it’s not for me. But, I can still score some great deals for my home considering Charity Begins at Home. Have your coupons ready. Read the fine print. Pick a good cashier. But in the end nothing matters without patience. You’ll still take longer and have to hope your cashier is having a good day. Patience is a virtue.
Yesterday I started this blog and last night I had a bit of a break down about it. I don’t know enough yet. I’ve not written much for anyone outside of school or family. What if I get negative comments. But, I can’t learn without trying so here I am. It’s not the prettiest blog, nor the most informative. But, patience is a virtue and I’m willing to take the time to learn. Doctors don’t think they can perform surgery the first day of med school. So it’s no shocker that I have no clue how to do this. But I’m willing to learn and if you’ll bear with me I’m also willing to teach you how I did it. I never thought I would find a way to stay home with my kids and not be stressed constantly about money. There’s still stress and I’m still trying to work on balancing my time better but again, patience is a virtue. Nothing worth having, happens overnight.
Of course none of this would be possible without my loving other half. The Man in the Cowboy Hat keeps me going and reminds me everyday that our kids are a gift and we should act blessed instead of doomed, as my pessimistic self is prone to do at times.