38….let that sink in. Today I’m 38. Oddly enough I’m indifferent about the day…and about the number. It’s true that I am closer to 40 than 30 but age has never bothered me and I don’t think it ever will…Because I know who I am and who I’m not. Because I live my life with no regrets. I take the opportunities as they come. I try to keep a pretty good perspective on life. I raise my kids exactly how I think they need to be raised. I am devoted to my husband. I could care less what people think of me.
Leave it to a run to give me the time I need (whether I know it or not) to think about things going on in my life. In fact, I came to the realization that I might be avoiding running so I DON’T have to think. Is that weird? Well, I sucked it up and faced the music and the treadmill tonight and am SO glad I did. I made the decision when I was at work this afternoon that I was going to the gym. I told Scott and that was that. He stayed home with the kids and I took off.
Usually you get these updates every month in the early days of parenting but my original running buddy is turning 7 and I’m in a little bit of disbelief.Â After all, he was the catalyst for creating my little place here on the interwebs.Â The fact that I’ve got those pregnancy days and early days documented makes me so thankful to have embraced the idea of a blog.Â Back then, I had NO idea what it would become. If you’re just tuning in, a little back story might be helpful.
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Selecting a term
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