Faith and Personal Growth

Just Say Yes

How many times do we do things from a place of fear? "I don't want to go to that birthday party. I don't know anyone." "What if there is no one to talk to?" "What if I join that running club and everyone is faster than me?" "Let's just sit in the car in the… Continue reading Just Say Yes

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

The Story I Keep Telling

There's this story that keeps playing on a continuous loop in the back of my mind. It's the one where I lost some weight, got fit, discovered passions, strengths, and gifts I didn't know were there. And the beginning of this story took place in paradise. Once we moved, I still maintained the passion, but… Continue reading The Story I Keep Telling

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

There Was a Time

We had some painters come today to finish up some odds and ends around the house. I had just started my workout, was sufficiently sweating like a beast, ahem, "glistening", and the thought crossed my mind to just stop the workout and sit down. I could always just "do it later". I mean really? Work out? In… Continue reading There Was a Time

Family · Health and Fitness · Photography · Writing

Snapshot Story

In this daily post prompt, we are asked to grab a photo album and write a story about the first picture we see of ourselves. In my photo album on my computer, this is the first photo I saw. Taken on the balcony of the Hale Koa hotel in Honolulu, we were so excited to… Continue reading Snapshot Story

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Photography

Make My Tummy Go Gooey! (Aka the post with 1000 pictures)

For as long as I can remember, I've had a fear of heights. I remember climbing along rooftops with my father as he was building houses when I was really young, but since about 4 or 5 years old, heights and I do not get along. As a kid, we went to carnivals when they came to… Continue reading Make My Tummy Go Gooey! (Aka the post with 1000 pictures)

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Fitness as a Vehicle

I love working out. Okay, maybe that's an over-statement. I love the way I feel after I workout. I love the way I can keep up with my kids, I like the strength, and the energy that being fit and pursuing fitness affords. I am clear-headed and more me when I run and workout consistently.… Continue reading Fitness as a Vehicle

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Big Dreams

Dreams are scary. Especially the big ones. The ones you know in your gut are the right ones, but the how-to seems just out of reach. Or really far out of reach. I've heard it said that you have to figure out what you love to do, then figure out how to make a living… Continue reading Big Dreams

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Land of Confusion

Today's post is directing us to write about a time when we felt out of place. Part of me feels out of place most of the time. And the times where I've been right where I'm supposed to be without a doubt are beyond words, yet not frequent. The first time I changed my child's… Continue reading Land of Confusion

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness · Writing

The First Class

(The WordPress daily prompt was to discuss beginnings. How perfect!) Well, I did it! I didn't puke, faint or fall off the bike! There was however a problem with the equipment. My phone (where my music is) was not compatible with the dock at the gym. Can't very well have a spin class without music.… Continue reading The First Class

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Music…and a New Adventure

For the past month or so, I've been slightly freaking out. Going about the daily routines; taking care of minions, grocery shopping, laundry, etc., but just underneath the surface: freak out central. Not life or death freak out, but first-job-in-six-years kind of freak out. I accepted the spin instructor position at a local gym and… Continue reading Music…and a New Adventure