Monday, February 22, 2010

Growing Pains, or Every Sunrise Brings a New Day

Hello, Friends! I know its been awhile since my last post, but as the title of this post may suggest, things have been hectic around here. The biggest change has of course been my foray into graduate school. What a trip so far! I am absolutely in love with learning, and my online class has been nothing short of stimulating for my mind. In addition to forcing myself to be a more disciplined person in several areas of my life, I am forced to re-think my stance on some issues in education, or at the very least finesse them.
On the physical development front, I have been following (sorta closely) the P90X program. Tony Horton is the goofiest cat I've seen in an exercise video. The workouts are "extreme," as they say, and have kicked my butt on more than one occassion. I'm slowly but surely gaining strength,and it won't be much longer before I can do a pull-up. Maybe.
Other than that, I'm registered for two marathons this year (so far!): first up is the Green Bay Marathon on May 16th, and then there's the Chicago Marathon on October 10th. In between the two races are one high school graduation (Daughter #1), two weddings (sister Abbie and sister Katie), and a very exciting theme for my summer program at work! Yes, I have most of the summer planned out; no, I won't tell you what the theme is yet. I'll give you a hint, though: it is based on two television shows. Hmmm...
And so with that, dear readers, you can see that I have indeed been experiencing Growing Pains, and I must remind myself that no matter what comes my way each day, the sunrise will bring a new day, a new opportunity to get things right, another chance to learn something new and another way to challenge myself.