The last few months have been a blur and I hope that you’re willing to hang in there with me for a few minutes. Please forgive me if this post turns into one huge run on sentence but, Sometimes the words just have to be set free and allow to flow and be what they are. They say that life is what you make it. But they never tell you what it looks like when you decide your not content with where you are in life or who your are. They never tell you that when change comes it can be deliberate and slow or it can come all at once and everyone and everything around you looks much different than it did before. When we sold our house of 11 years and moved out to a sleepy little town mentally I expected we would slow down to match our new environment. But thankfully that didn’t happen.
I jokingly have said that perhaps I am going through a midlife crisis but it feels more like I have been asleep for such a long time and I have awoken from a deep sleep.
Back then our week nights were spent like mindless zombies glued to the tv or our handheld devices and our weekends didn’t look a lot different. When it’s warm outside it’s easier to get outside and go for a bike ride in the river valley or hang out with friends and have a BBQ but when it’s colder it’s much harder. We did go camping for a week last summer and we had our share of family bike rides but they were few and far between. Now that all has changed.
I joined Orange Theory and workout between 2-3 days a week. I’m stronger, more confident and my clothes don’t fit the way they used too. (I love it!)
I took a quickbook course and I am taking a bookkeeping course online preparing me for when I will finally say “goodbye” to my little day-home friends. While I love my job and everything that it has afforded me I know that it’s just temporary.
I wanted to learn how to downhill ski so I spent 5 days learning the basics at our local hill. I know that doesn’t sound like much but trust me, when your afraid of heights and of chair lifts it’s a lot harder than you think but, I did it! We took the entire family on 4 trips to ski Sunshine and 1 trip to lake louise. I started the season not sure if I could even stand on my skis let alone get down the hills to cruising “the greens” and ended the season on “the blue’s” in the mountains. We are already planning the hills we want to explore when the snow comes again.
I tattooed both of my feet & am still searching for another design or two that represent who I am.
I joined the Mud Sweat and Gears women’s Mountain Bike riding group AND a co-ed Mountain Bike group so we are out at least two nights a week exploring the river valley.
Maybe I am going through a “change in life” but whatever it is or whatever it isn’t I’m much happier now that we are actively enjoying life.
I want to make memories of the things we did and experienced outside these four walls.
There is so much to see and do and I’m just getting started!
So glad you tried skiing, I am terrified of it but have heard so many great things. Change is good, look how much you are learning already. Keep it up!
carrie chance says
I’ve never heard of orange theory. I may look into that. Also I would love to know where you are taking your bookkeeping course through. I have often thought about doing that myself
Wow, you have definitely made some changes! It sounds like they are good one. I love that you are doing things that make you really happy!
Rebecca Bryant says
Sounds amazing. I love learning new things. Kudos to you for doing so. I love that you are making so many memories with your family and discovering who you are again.
Sounds like you have a lot going on. Change is good and being outdoors and trying new things certainly boosts the spirit in my opinion. Enjoy.
I keep hearing about Orange Theory! I need to try it! Good for you for getting outside more!