So here we go again! It has been a while since I posted to my blog. This last year has been a storm of changes that has touched nearly every part of my life. Last year I started my journey in the Master Key Master Mind Alliance (MKMMA). They say that everything happens for a reason and that God will never give you more than you can handle…. and one more, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Well the emotional strength I developed through the MKMMA fits the bill for all three. At the beginning of 2016 layoffs were announced at my job, I was blessed in the end to keep my job but I got transferred to a different role. The same week that my fate at work was being decided my mom died. Two days later my sister was admitted to ICU and died the same week. Just 8 days after my mom. My sister has two little girls and extenuating circumstances led to my dad taking them in. The hardest thing I have ever been through is telling those girls their mom died. As if two funerals in two weeks and a new job were not enough my closest cousin had a liver transplant and I was not even able to be there for him. At about the same time my arm became paralyzed for three weeks requiring physical therapy and a few weeks off work with a new job. My best friend and her family were displaced due to a wildfire and their dog (who is siblings with my dogs) had to be put down because of cancer. As I sit here right now writing this my dad is in the emergency room and yesterday I sprained my ankle. All of this and I could go on with much more. It seems as if change is running the show this year. Through all this I have not only keep my my sanity but I am excited for the future. I feel closer to God and more clear about my purpose. I know that without my experience in this program these challenges would have been perceived very differently. I felt so strongly about this program that in the midst of these storms I signed up, along with my husband, to become a guide. If more people had exposure to the concepts in this program the world would be a better place. My mission is to help others get these concepts and to more fully integrate them into my life. I have two boys, 4 and 7, and this year I plan to have them do a modified version of this program as I feel deeply that they will benefit from many of the things I learned last year; and besides they will be watching Daddy and I do them anyways. No storm can last forever so I am content to watch and wait and see what life has in store.