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Yes, I am in a happy mood; I now understand that happiness is an emotion and it comes and goes in response to situations that life brings. I hold on to having JOY at ALL TIMES no matter the circumstances of life.
I would tell my 16-year-old self to not worry about what other people think of me and my choices in life. I would also tell myself at that time to have more courage and failure in life is not bad, it’s not ever trying in life, that is failing.
This year, I have learned to let go and Trust in God daily, December 2011, I had emergency abdominal surgery during Christmas and with that experience, I lost my job and was on a long road to recovery in addition to other ongoing health issues. This situation forced me to truly enjoy the simplest gifts in life. I have found that I have been more present during this year then I have been in my adult life. So grateful for being in the season of STILLNESS.
I would like to tap into what my passion is in life and how that passion can evolve into a career that I will enjoy.
Realizing that nothing in life is about me, life can change in an instant, appreciate and have gratitude daily.
Daily prayer, meditation and having a mindset of being thankful daily.
I realize I could have made better choices that would have put me on a different course in life, I have learned not to regret any decisions because I would not be who I am and where I am in life .
I believe teaching my son and daughter to have empathy and not to take people’s actions personally, people are going through more than they can imagine. Be kind to one another.
A bad habit I would like to change about myself is having a self defeating attitude about possible accomplishments for a career.
I am proud of completing my undergraduate degree after putting my education on hold to have children. Despite the obstacles placed before during that time, surgeries and divorce, I never gave up and for that experience I am always grateful. I know that I can do anything as long as I believe I can.
I remember to keep life simple and live in the now. My happy place is the Beach!
Mother, wife, courageous, kind, faithful, honest, patient, joyful, funny and dependable.
Tiffany J Rodriguez was born in Augsburg, Germany and raised in Augusta, Georgia (Home of the Masters). She graduated with a B.S. degree in Organizational Administration from University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. She is a stay at home mother to an incredible 15 year old Son, and 13 year old daughter and wife to her amazing husband for almost 4 years. She enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.