Blogging


A2Z-BADGE [2016]

Back in 2011, she started this blog just to write about things that were on her mind, and publish things from college. Since that time her blog has been viewed over 30,000 times and has had the pleasure of meeting some great people that share the same interests as her. She has been absent for some time because of multiple things that has happened in her life to prevent her from keeping up to date with her readers. However, things are looking up and she is getting back on track with some things that she liked to do when she started this blog.

It is quite amazing how far something your write gets around the world. Looking at the multiple countries that have viewed her writing is something that she can never have taken away from her. It is something that she never thought would happen and she did not think that people would read the things that she writes about within the walls of the internet. The feeling that you have when things go your way, and the way that you want them to is something that you can look back on throughout the years.

Blogging has turned out to be a challenge and it is something that she has enjoyed since starting this blog. It is something that soothes her and when she starts writing the words just flow through her mind onto the empty white spaces here. She has always enjoyed writing and hopes to finish her book one day. These things take time to mature throughout the editing, rewriting, and everything else that comes with writing a book. One day she will achieve this and publish for the world to see.

Inspiration from the heart for everyone to read. Hopefully, she is helping others with some of the same types of frustration, and insecurity that she has with her writing. All she wants to do is voice her thoughts about things throughout her life that maybe one day will help other in achieving the goals that they set out for themselves. Life is what you make it and you can spend your time sitting around doing nothing or you can make the most of what your life has to offer. Writing, blogging, and voicing your opinions about things may help other people in the world.

Achievment’s


A2Z-BADGE [2016]

As this year proceeds she is  reminded of the achievements that she has made throughout this year have made her realize that things happen for a reason. She may not understand at the moment why things are not going my way. However, you have to take things in with a grain of salt. Sometimes we always do not understand why things happen and we think that the world is coming down all at once. Sometimes it does come down all at once and there is nothing that you can do but work through the ups and downs of your life.

Eventually, things come together when they should and then there is nothing left but for you to live your life the way that you want. Sometimes, we reflect on the things that we have been through that have brought us to this point in our life. These things that happen make you realize that life is worth the wait. Even though things may look dull from time to time you have to work through the hardest parts of your life to make it to where you want to be.

That means that you have to work twice as hard to get the things that you want out of your life. Even if that means that you do not get to see your family quite as much as you would like. In the end everything that you do in your life you can always count on it being worth the wait. You are an influence to your children and to the people that you are around when you show them that you are willing to go the extra mile to get the things that you want out of life.

You cannot take things for granted, and you have to appreciate the things that you have in order to make it in the world. If you do not appreciate the things that you have and are not grateful for the things that you work so hard for then you will never have anything in your life that is worth anything. She has worked hard for everything that she has in her life and she has accomplished so much throughout her life in the past ten years.

Some of the accomplishments in her life is that she graduated college with a B average in all her degree’s. She has finally got the job that she went to college for and put her skills to the test. Throughout, the process there are pitfalls, and obstacles that she will face throughout the process. However, in the end it is all worth the time and effort that she is putting in to the job at hand. She has homeschooled her children for the last five years, and one of the children will be graduating next year.

Life sends so many things your way and you have to work through them in order to get the desired result. You cannot listen to other people or let them bring you down because you are working towards the things that you want out of your life. When you are happy with the things that are going on in your life then all you need to worry about is the things that will make you happy and successful in the world. Instead of being a follower  be the leader and show people that you have what it takes to achieve everything that you want out of life.

People seem to think  that you need friends to survive in the world. Well she is one of the exceptions because she does not need friends to make her world go round. She has her family and that is all that she needs to make her world go round and round. With three teenager’s in the house there is no  room for anything else but family. She does not need to go out and party with friends just so they can stab her in the back and make fun of her. She does not need to go spend time at other people’s house or have parties of her own.

Just when you think that things cannot get any better something always happens to make that change your mind. Living for the moment is not something that you do when you have plans for the future. Making sure that you can survive anything that comes your way is the most important thing. Being self-sufficient is something that everyone should work on throughout their life because it may come in handy one day.

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The Illness that Took her life


Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts. Describe the ghosts that live in this house: Image credit: “love Don’t live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

At one moment in time this house had the love of time, until that dreadful day when everything went downhill. A single woman just living on her own after moving out of her parents house. On the search to find the true love that she has always hoped for within her life. She becomes ill with a disease that is incurable. She looses faith that she will never find the love of her life in time before the illness takes her to that beautiful place in the sky. She is not scared of death. She only hoped to find the love, romance, and compassion that everyone dreams about within their life. Someone to spend the rest of their life with before the illness takes full affect. The ghost that lives in this house is a kindhearted ghost that missed out on many things in life because of an illness that had no cure. Now, she will never find the true love that she wanted so badly before leaving this world.

More to come! It is a work in progress….

Learning New Things About Your Family History


You know learning about your history gives you the feeling that you can trace your roots. In researching my history I have found many things that make-up the way that I am today. I love writing because I get to voice my opinions about a variety of things that happens in my life, in the world or what ever I would like to voice my opinion about. A couple of years ago I decided to start a family tree to keep track of my family, and retrace the roots of where we came from. What I found was interesting enough and I will continue to add information to my family tree. So below I have outlined some of the things that I have found in my family history:

Ten Generations of family so far

James Hopkinson 1600-1658 My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather

Thomas Hopkinson 1630-1679 My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather

Mathew Hopkinson 1650-1710 My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather

Thomas Hopkinson 1678-? My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather

Thomas Hopkinson, II  1700-1791 My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather

Francis Hopkinson 1737-1791 My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather his parents were Thomas Hopkinson 1700-1791 and Mary Johnson 1718-1804

Nancy Ann Borden 1747-1827 was Francis Hopkinson’s wife they had five children together. Her parents were Joseph Borden, II 1719-1791 and Elizabeth Rogers 1725-1743

Joseph Hopkinson 1770-1842 My Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather

John Pennington Hopkinson 1801-1836 My Great, Great, Great Grandfather

John Taylor Hopkinson 1833-1899 My Great Great Grandfather

Joseph Hopkinson Sr. 1871-1959 My great Grandfather

Joseph Hopkinson Jr. 1932-2000 My Grandfather

Daniel J. Hopkinson 1954 My Father

Ten generations of history to learn about and all the accomplishments that come with this wonderful history.  This is only one side of my history still working on the other side of my history and that is sometimes untraceable.

So this is going to be a work in progress.

Forecasting


Introduction

In researching forecasting within a business some of the information has proven to be very helpful in determining what the future holds for the business or company. Some of the concepts this paper will cover has to deal with indexes and the different types of indexes that are involved with any type of business. With any business forecasting the future trends are important because these charts show the trends over a period of years based on the averages. All company’s have forecasting to meet the goals and objectives within the business. Rating systems can also be viewed as an index but require certain factor’s in particular rating systems. There is a variety of index’s throughout the business world some of them consist of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Consumer Price Index, and the Consumer Confidence Index.
Forecasting is a process in which, business’s make statements about the events where the actual outcome has typically not been observed. Business’s tend to make forecasting apart of the business because it sets out goals and objectives for them to achieve. Without forecasting the business would not have any type of goals or objectives to reach therefore, the business would not know what to predict for the upcoming years or months. Forecasting is done in a variety of ways and tells different types of information based on the business. The chosen forecasting for this project was the Winter and Summer Highs for a period of four years. Based on the information that was given the forecasting of these two items fluctuated throughout the years. Estimation of the future goals of the business would allow them to achieve success. For example, the current company that I work for right now uses forecasting to determine the amount of sales that they will do during each of the two shifts. Even though forecasting is just an estimation of the sales that they will possibly do it is a goal that they work towards. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a well-publicized index that reflects the value of stock prices (Sevilla, 2007).
In reading the text about rating index’s this type of index can be considered as a type of indexing scheme. These types of rating index’s are set up for company’s to compare movies, colleges, cities, or other institutions. When consumer’s buy movies the company will rate how popular the movies are depending on the demand of the product. Movies are rated on the content of those movies and placed in the following categories: PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, or G. Rating index’s can also be used to organize places, or things based on the amount of traffic a certain place has had over the past year or compared to earlier years. This could be used to base the future’s popularity of certain places around the world. In order for a business to use the rating system indexes appropriately, the business needs to consider the information that is included in the rating as well as the reliability of the information. We encounter rating systems when various organizations rate, for example, the best cities for walking or the best “family-friendly” companies (Sevilla, 2007)..
The charts show how the time series data of indices fluctuates by decreasing and increasing steadily of the months, and years. Throughout these years the information that has been provided shows that the fluctuation over these years will more than likely continue. During the fifth and ninth months is when the summer highs were at their peak. Then in the tenth month it dropped considerably with a slight peak in month eleven and then back down at the twelve month. During the winter highs the fluctuation begins at the beginning of the year and has the highest peak during the eleventh and twelfth month. The winter highs started off with a high peak and tapered off throughout the upcoming months. Looking at the information it looks like the last two months of the year were the best time for the winter highs.
In conclusion, by looking at the market prices, trends, and forecasting business’s can set out goals, and objectives. Predictions and outcomes are different and sometimes those goals and objectives are not met. But with any business these figures are not set in stone and can be changed to meet the future trends, and market prices. Forecasting is a way to forecast or predict what the company or business will do during the year, or months. There is no guarantee that that the number’s that have been projected will be matched. Forecasting with indexes is a excellent way to make sure that demands are being met throughout the business.

References:

Sevilla, A., & Somers, K. (2007). Quantitative reasoning: Tools for today’s informed citizen (1st ed.). Emeryville, CA: Key College Publishing.

Blowing Off Steam


Angry!

One of the ways that I like to blow off steam is to write because when I write I can write the most terrible feelings, or thoughts down on paper. Sometimes it helps me and sometimes it does not. But once I write it down on paper it is done and over with until I find the paper that I wrote it on. Sometimes it is nice to sit down and read what I have written over the years. Some of it is pretty funny when I finally re-read what I have written. While working sometimes I would like to go in the freezer and scream really loud and that seems to calm me down as well. But writing is the best way for me right now because I can release those thoughts out of my brain.

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