November 23, 2010 | Monica Polo | Leave a comment INERTIA Definition: 1. a : a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force b : an analogous property of other physical quantities (as electricity) 2. : indisposition to motion, exertion, or change : inertness Are you completely satisfied in your current state of being? Have you been doing the same thing for years? Do you feel fulfilled with all that life is showing you? When was the last time you learned something new? Do you feel confined by your daily minutia? Do you want more? We have all been there. We all want more for our lives and sometimes we merely accept everything as it is presented to us. Here’s the thing… We don’t have to! Ofttimes we feel that we are caught; but, we are prisoners of our own limitations! Is this what you want to teach your children? Uhhh… NO! Â I would love to say that there is an easy fix. I would love to say leap out on faith and fly. Sometimes, it takes a huge risk and we do find that we can fly. Sometimes, however, we fail. In failure, we learn and grow. Sometimes we struggle and succeed. There is nothing to be learned in fear. Fear of change, fear of growth, fear of actually succeeding are all debilitating. What I do wish to impart right now is this – Stop being afraid! Stop being inert! Â Â After countless years of doing the same thing over and over, I realized that I wasn’t challenging myself! You know what I did? I enrolled in school. Boy! Talk about a challenge! There are many…Â Through the challenges I am personally learning and growing! Â Realistically, let’s look at my life. I am a single mom. I have held decent jobs. I have even set a course for a decent career. I have wonderful friends and a decent social life. I have no real savings of which to speak. I make a living; but, I had to stop and ask myself, “Am I really living?”Â The answerÂ resonated in my mind. I could be living BETTER! Decent was no longerÂ enough. Â Here’s the thing, again… We are who we believe we are.Â We are an accumulation of experiences and desires. We are supposed to be forever evolving. When we become inert, we stop growing. InÂ essence. we stop living fully. Stillness is wonderful for a time. It helps us to determine ourÂ wants and our needs. Do not allow stillness to become stagnation. Stillness can also bring about clarity! After your stillness, you need to ACT! Â Perhaps you have been stuck in the same job for some time with no hope of promotion. Perhaps you have a desire to finish school. Maybe you were interrupted because life happened. Relationships came and went. Children were born. Responsibilities flooded your very existence. Don’t forget YOU! Â If you are considering going back to school, what’s stopping you? Be your own external force! Change your path. All it takes is desire and a little research. I did it and so can you. Contact your local schools, research online courses,Â use Classes and Careers as a tool, and make some calls. There is some trial and error. You will find that there is funding out there! Of course there are loans -Â subsidized and unsubsidized; but, do you know about grants and scholarships? You would be surprised at how easy it actually is to get the ball rolling. And once it’s rolling, guess what? You just changed your own path and broke your ownÂ state of inertia. Â Â Â If you wish to go back to school, I encourage you to comment and let’s discuss how to make this a reality! If you are back in school and feel the challenge, I commend you! Tell us about your experiences. Moms in School is a movement! Teach your children by example… You are their BEST role model!