"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose." Brian Tracy
Congrats to my dear friend Jessica who will be graduating with her nursing degree this Friday!!! Way to go sister!! We are all so proud of you!!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
THIS BIBLE VERSE HAS BEEN ON MY MIND THIS WEEK. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW I AM STARTING SCHOOL, YES AGAIN, ON AUGUST 25TH. I WILL BE WORKING TOWARD A MASTERS DEGREE AS A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER WITH A MINOR IN EDUCATION. ALTHOUGH I AM VERY EXCITED, I AM ALSO VERY NERVOUS. IT IS EASY TO DOUBT YOURSELF AND YOUR CAPABILITIES AS A NURSE AND AS A STUDENT. I OFTEN ASK MYSELF IF I WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY TO JUGGLE THIS CHALLENGING ROLE AS A FULL TIME STUDENT IN A MASTERS PROGRAM, WHILE ALSO BEING A FULL TIME NURSE AND A FULL TIME WIFE. AT THE SAME TIME THAT I AM STEPPING OUT AND MAKING A CAREER MOVE, IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT D.J. IS MAKING SOME CAREER MOVES HIMSELF. THE BAD PART ABOUT MAKING ANY KIND OF DECISION IN YOUR LIFE IS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE THE OPTION OF LOOKING 10 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD TO SEE IF IT IS GOING TO BE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. SO I ASK YOU TO PLEASE KEEP D.J. AND I IN YOUR PRAYERS, AS WE BOTH TAKE LEAPS OF FAITH INTO WHAT WILL HOPEFULLY BE A BLESSING IN OUR FUTURE.
My goodness, what a busy weekend it has been! D.J. and I have managed to pack 3 fun filled days into a 4 day weekend, with today being our day to relax. Starting off on Friday evening we headed out to the Viola Homecoming with my Mom, Dad, and Jackson for a cheeseburger and good company. A cheeseburger was enough for me but D.J. ended the night with a funnel cake a piece of watermelon, and a stomach ache. Then bright and early on Saturday morning D.J. and I headed out for the "Longest Yard Sale in the World" (literally). The yard sale starts in Ohio and ends in Gasden, Alabama. D.J. and I decided to yard sale the lower half, so we started in Chattanooga and made our way through Georgia, crossed back through Alabama, and ended our day in Gasden. Never in my life have I saw so many people trying to "wheel and deal" at the same time. However one mans junk is another mans treasure so by the end of the day D.J. and I ended up with many little treasures of our own. My personal little treasure that I am very proud of is a 1930's vintage costume dress that is just spectacular. We also decided to theme our basement in vintage/antique sports equipment. So we picked up some really unique equipment to display throughout the room. Although exhausted from a day on the road we woke up Sunday morning and headed down to the cabin for a day on the river. The sun was shining, the water was beautiful and it was a great day to be alive!! Here are some pictures from the Viola Valley Homecoming.
My name is Tiffany Jones Gannon. I am a 25 year God fearing women who works as a RN at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Earning my degree was trying but come to find out hard work really does pay off! Im newly married to a amazing man who gives a new meaning to waking up in the morning. I am his fire and he is my calm so we balance each other out really well. Although on very different schedules we both feel very blessed to be traveling through this life together. I recently moved back to my hometown which is more than a little different than what im used to, but it seems to be working out just fine. I have been gone for 6 years now and I am just not to sure what this little town is about anymore. However, I came home to a great family and a amazing man that appriciates my skeptisim on living in a small town. In this firestorm of change I have somehow managed my way back into school and am working on recieving my Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner, God willing I will be graduating in 2010. I have no complaints, just alot of blessings. I must say I am one lucky lady. Like many of you I'm just a small town girl with big time dreams living the southern life to the fullest!