“The best time to have planted a tree is twenty years ago, the next best time is now!” – Chinese Proverb via Tony Gallegos, The Mortgage Cicerone
I was an average student in high school by choice. I had figured out that if I could pick the right classes and do the right things, I never really had to spend too much time on my school work. That freed me up to do the really important things (insert sarcasm here).
As you can imagine, this mentality did not support college after graduation. While I am proud of my decision to go into the military, I am disappointed at my lack of formal education. Because I lacked priorities, I have learned, read and been exposed to far fewer things than I am comfortable with.
However, I did go back to school and am close to finished. I am attempting to catch up on all the books I didn’t open in high school. I try to learn a little bit everyday on a topic I know little to nothing about. It’s not the most efficient or convenient way to do it – but it’s getting done.
We all have things we have put off for too long or placed lower than we should on our priorities. Once it has been there a while, we tend to think that it would be too hard or not worthwhile to pick it up and finish it out. It’s not.
Today I want to encourage you plant a tree you know you should have planted some time ago. Go ahead and give life to that project you know you should have started yesterday and the day before. It can be a big oak tree or the petite dogwood. The type of tree is not important. The oxygen it produces is.
BlogSavannah UnConference is Friday
I mentioned last week that I will be at at BlogSavannah UnConference ’08 hosting the Working Mommy Blogger Breakout Session with Ginger Heidel. I am really looking forward to it and would like to extend the invite to all of you.
The UnConference is scheduled for this Friday from 9am – 4pm. We will be gathering at Armstrong Atlantic University’s Center for Professional and Continuing Education. If you can believe it – registration is free on the website.
I just read that registered attendees have broken the 100 mark. I looked through the list of hosters, attendees and topics – if you have ever thought about implementing an interactive web presence into your business plan, this is the place to be. And I know not all of you live in Savannah. That’s okay – it’s a great place to visit and the town is very hospitable.
Today’s quote was found at Tony Gallegos’ The Mortgage Cicerone.