Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So here goes. This is an experiment for me. It might be short lived, too. 

I live a pretty good life. I have a job...which I'm grateful for every day, especially in todays' world. I have been married for almost 28 years and have four great children. I am really proud of my family. Two of my children are married and have chosen very good people to add to this family. I am pretty laid back so I am told. When I was a younger adult I was not so calm, so maybe aging is a good thing.  I am LDS, which defines a lot about me. I am grateful for this, too. I can only imagine how mixed up I would be without knowing what I know. I feel very blessed. My faith runs very deep and has since I was very young. That, too, was a blessing as I grew up.  

In the last few years I have made some bold changes in my life. It started with motorcycles. One day after observing how much fun other couples were having on rides, I thought, I'd like to learn how to ride a motorcycle. A few months later,  I had taken a safety class and we both had bikes. My husband, Kent, jumped at this opportunity. I have really enjoyed riding my  bike, and feel pretty happy with myself for taking on this challenge. Two years ago, after many years of being very overweight, I decided to have weight loss surgery. Six weeks after surgery I started a running program. I have enjoyed several 5ks, a half marathon and I am currently training for a triathlon. I hope I can keep it up....I am getting older and started later in life, but I am trying to be smart and safe with my aging body. It has been a real boost in my life to be able to do things I wanted to do many  years ago. A year ago, I decided to change my work area and go into surgical nursing, which again, was something I had always wanted to do. So, I am happy with these changes. Yet, I still feel I need others....I feel the constant reminder to focus on the eternal....I need a bit more balance in my life. I need to invest more time and energy into pursuits that have eternal benefits, like family history work and personal study.