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Lois Sholl

Lois Sholl - Signed Articles of Agreement January 27, 2010, 72nd Learner

United States Air Force

This is my beginning to My Life, My Lineage, My First Paperback Book. I invite you to read my journey as I compose each chapter of the 14 Level Reintegration Program. My success is your success and our community's success. Thank you for your courage and support. To post comments you must register with our community. You can view this outline  I am using to map out my progess. Thank you for your comments, I value them.

  • Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:33 | Lois Sholl

    I was born Lois Jean Carter on 8 August in Newport Arkansas.  My family lived in small towns around Newport all my life.  That is where I started school and graduated high school in 1977.  I really had no concerns growing up as to what I wanted to be.   I liked singing, so I was in the choir.  However, I knew that would not support me.   I just knew that I didn't want to remain on the farm and raise kids.

    When the recruited came to my school.  I talked with him and went home and told my parents I wanted to join the Air Force.  They were a bit stunned.  They couldn't understand why.   My brother had been drafted into the Army when I was five and they had bad memories of that experience.   When I told my brother, he looked at me and said, "Why the Air Force and not the Army?"  I told him that the Air Force's basic training wasn't as long as the Army's!  I haven't changed in all these years...I want to do the most in the least amount of time!

    When I joined the Air Force, in August of 1977, I remember thinking I would never retire.  Somehow, life has it's way of taking the "nevers" that we say and bringing them back to haunt you.  I retired in 1995 with 18 years in service.  I look back and have fond memories of my time in the service.  I actually felt that I was freer in the service that I am in civilian life.  The reason is that I could state my opinion, respectfully of course, and still retain my job.  I don't get that impression of stability when I talk with people who are working for someone else these days. 

    In 1987, I married the most wonderful man on earth, David Sholl.  He was in the Air National Guard.  He worked on airplanes.  I loaded/unloaded them.  It was a match made in Heaven!  We have now been together for 23 years.  He is still in the Guard, only Army.  He now works on helicopters instead of airplanes.

    I chose to retire early because of the miracle God worked in my life.  He gave us our son.  One door closes and the next door opens.  I went from supervising people, loading and unloading airplanes, to raising a family.  I have to admit that I was less than confident that I knew how to take care of a baby.  It's been 14 years now and he is taller than I am, in the 9th grade, and playing basketball.

    So, who am I?  I am a child of God, wife, mother, and business woman who sometimes gets overwhelmed with how fast life has gotten.  It seems to me that time has speeded up somehow.  At 19, I thought I would never retire from  the Air Force.  Today, I have been retired for the last 14 years.  I have held odd jobs since Michael, my son, has started school.  I have always been adament that I would be available for my son when he got home from school.  God has blessed me to be able to do that. 

    Now, my days are freer and I can devoted time to grow my business.  It's time to increase my business skills in order to make my business more profitable.  I am ready and I know that with the proper people around me that success, however I define it, will be there for me.

  • Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:17 | Lois Sholl
    Getting on track with the program, I had my orietation with Albert at his hotel here in Anchorage.  We spent aroung 2 hours together along with Jerry Butler.  I was excited to meet Albert because he appeared to me to be doing what I want to do.   It's my passion to assist people to become overcomers in lfe.  I do that now through my church, I help my friends, and vounteer at my son's school.  What I would like to do is take this one step further and be a profitable accountablility coach.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2010 15:30 | Lois Sholl

    I have to say that my favorite quote is found in Chapter 4 of Philippians in the Holy Bible.  It states, " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  This quote has come to throughout my life.  It is the one I stopped smoking with in Okinawa, Japan.  It got me through a miscarrage, an adoption, and breast cancer.  Now, I know that Christ brought that passage to me for a purpose.  My son is 14 and I am embarking on a new chapter in my life.  I am open, teachable, and ready to learn how to internet market.  Thank you SWVBRC, and Albert for being there for me.

    Lois

  • Sunday, January 31, 2010 16:04 | Lois Sholl
    I feel blessed by our Lord to have met Albert.  I met him through the Vets Help Vets organization.  I have just invited some friends to view my blog and will be  proceeding to establish my web presence this week.  I am excited about the opportunity to learn how to be business savvy and sucessful for the glory of God, my family, and my country. 
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