Wow and welcome to the Reddit community! You’ve all made my blog numbers soar! I hope Greg didn’t disappoint you with his post! I had no idea he was going to use my journey on his favorite website, actually I was wondering for quite some time on December 30 what in the wHaT was going on with my viewership being off the charts!?!?! I was so upset with him, and then I was kind of excited! Everyone loves a good train wreck I suppose. I hope you continue to read and please let me know if there is anything you’d like to see.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” –Mother Teresa
Today is Friday, January 4, 2013. Can you believe it? Where in the world do the years go? When you look at a day being 24 hours, or 1440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds it seems long until you live it. I remember how long summers seemed growing up as a child. Riding bicycles, going to little league games, playing in the pool, Tracy Brown and I running to her Grams house for lunch just in time to watch Days of our Lives.
“Time is a game played beautifully by children.” – Heraclitus
Most of the time I couldn’t wait for summer to end to get back to school; I would get so bored by the end of those 90 days. Three months always seem like eternity in the most awkward years of your life. When I was 16 I got a part time job at Redner’s Warehouse Markets as a cashier, gosh that summer flew by. I recall telling friends that I couldn’t go out late or I’d have to miss the hike up Bear Pride (our local mountain because I didn’t get off until 4. Even then, being young and carefree, I could feel my youth and precious moments swiftly passing me by. I learned responsibility and made some money but I don’t think I fully grasped just how precious time really was as a teen. When we came back for senior year of high school everyone talked about vacations and parties, I looked back on moments with Judy (the woman next to me at the checkout) and Mike (the stock-boy) no regrets just lessons learned. I worked all though college and every summer home, sometimes two jobs back to back, I wish someone would have held me down and said, “You’re going to work for the rest of your life, enjoy your youth while you still have it.” Personally now, I consider work the worst time sucker. Most of us work 8 hours a day, but when you think about shift work or alternative work schedules or having multiple jobs some folks work anywhere from 10-14 hours a day. We have to start doing things we love or making time for things we love doing.
“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” –Denis Waitley
2013 is the year of the Water Snake or if you are like me and enjoy a sexier name, the year of the Junior Dragon! According to Chinese wisdom this year paves the way for all things possible (love that.)
I want to make 2013 my healthiest year yet! I don’t want to make a resolution and honestly I’d like to try a goal-less year. If you know me well, you know this is not going to be easy but I’m committed to making good decisions and spending a year enjoying life. I’d like to see my family more than twice this year, I’d like to hang out with my girlfriends to catch up on life, I want to eat healthy and workout because it’s good for me. My main priority will be Zumba in the New Year and to become a better BodyPump instructor. I want to create at least 6 new Spinning routines and recruit 3 people to the gym. Mostly, I want to give back. January is going to be the month I lay out 2013 desires not goals. I’m going to post workouts, photos, meals, moments and happiness. I want to be honest about me, the good and the bad. I want people to know that everyone has ups and downs; life isn’t the smiles we see on Facebook or the months leading up to a reunion. Join me, write down your desires for 2013! Check back with them monthly, see how far you’ve come or what more you need to do!
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – Eric Roth, the Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay