Hey y'all, I know. It's been such a long time. All I can say is I've been busy! Since my very first blog back in December 2019, when my purpose for writing a blog was to share my credit journey comeback, I've been taken in several different directions that have culminated in where I find myself today: moving from Phoenix to Atlanta in about two weeks. Still keeping the faith though and standing on His promises that for me have brought my Fico score to a high of 749 and offers from credit card companies that I have yet to take advantage of. So I'm extremely pleased with where my credit stands today and I am confident that within the next six months I will have a 780 score or at least be knocking at the 800 Club's door. If you've seen my my newly revamped website, it highlights my latest endeavor to become a multifamily apartment investor. Let me just tell you, the knowledge and contacts that I have gained in this highly specialized area of real estate has been truly exciting and invaluable. But whenever you embark on anything new, it can be scary. Scary because you aren't familiar with all the new information coming at you and its somewhat intimidating; or scary because you wonder if this "new" thing you're taking on is something you'll be able to master and actually see through to the end. But I don't know that I would say that it is scary for me. I mean, my mindset is always: what's the worst that can happen? Failure? There are a lot of things that we may fail at in this life - but even when we do fail at something, we can either try try again, or learn the lessons from that failure and move on. Maybe we're fearful because we're just confused and don't really know what we want to do. But one thing about it -whether the desire is to be America's Next Top Model or the next man on Mars...this life is short and and getter shorter by the minute. Trust and believe, we may be confused about a great many things, but God is certainly not. He tells us very clearly in His Word how He set up His creation and the choice that He allows us to make when this earthly life is over; eternal life with Him or on our way to hell. Everything else other than that choice is a "hey diddle diddle" synopsis. Remember that riddle "Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon, the little boy laughed to see such a sport and the dish ran away with the spoon." In other words, meaningless. And no matter how much we like to believe that all the stuff in our lives- all the things we want and do and the things we want to accomplish has so much importance- ultimately we would be wrong. His Word tells us that we are made for His glory! (Isaiah 43:7) And only what we do for Christ will last. So as I continue to press forward in the things of this life, I never want to loose focus on what really matters. And in a world of so much 'hey diddle diddle' overload, I think everyone needs to be reminded to ask themselves from time to time; what is the true significance of all my efforts if I get the one decision I can't afford to fail -wrong?
It's getting hot in here. Maybe that's Hotlanta breathing down my neck! Until next time, be blessed.