So many changes, happening all at once. Some fun, some needed, some just happen.
We’ve moved out of our old place into a space with my sister. I am so thankful that we get along enough to exist in the same space and that we support each other through everything. This is a temporary change for us. We will start the search for a new new space of our own, once my insane work schedule slows down.
My oldest child has made his Middle School football team. They practice 4 days a week. That have been a real change to our daily schedule, but we are all so excited about it. We stayed up late one night waiting for the new team names to be posted on the school’s athletic page. Even my mom in Virginia had her computer up to keep hitting refresh as well. This is something he has always wanted.
The youngest was accepted into a great program at his school where he will be learning the violin. This is a dream come true. They meet in the morning, before school starts and that is also a schedule adjustment for us, but I am SOOOOOO excited for him.
One year ago if you told me that I would be running, I would have called you a liar. If you would have said that I would cut my hair and go natural. I would have called you insane. I think I may have you the word never in both cases. Never, ever, ever. You know what they say, never say never.
These days I find myself running more (still as slow as molasses, but moving) and more. It is a nice peaceful start to my week on Sunday mornings. I am actually enjoying it. I have a long way to go but I see so much progress in the last few months that I am very proud of myself. I am also thankful for my boys who are supportive and have agreed to run some races with me. I have done 2 5K’s so far and have 2 more planned before 2013 ends. Right now I still have to walk some, but by the end of the year, my goal is to run the whole way without walking. When that goal is complete, the new goal will be to work on my speed. When I say work on it, I really mean to find some.
I also made a big change for myself Saturday. I did the “Big Chop”. I have cut off all the processed hair and am left with my little tiny afro. I don’t know anyone who would have believed that I would take this step. It feels so good. I feel refreshed and free, not just from the hair. I feel like I am walking into a new chapter in life and I am so excited about what it may bring.