Monday, June 22, 2009

A Tiny Spark of Inspiration

Sometime I look out and see nothing but the fog. Gray, dense & overwhelming. Other times there's a burst of color that explodes in my mind when I'm inspired. Like any good swift kick, all it takes to start the ball rolling is an "ah ha" moment.

As I said in my last post, I've been tinkering on Facebook. I've found some old friends from way back and it feels fabulous to rekindle these connections. There are many others who I have yet to find, but I'm sure that when the time is right, we'll come together.

Meanwhile, I've been doing some thinking lately about where I want to go, and how I want to lead my life. Now that I've got a 6th grader (a.k.a. "tween") in the house, I really have to buckle down and start dredging up some super-positive habits. I need to start changing things about me, or at least modifying things.

Hmmm... where do I start?

My self is the first thing on my makeover list. Got to start dusting off the fitness DVDs and sprucing up my eating habits. Now that it's summer (although you'd never guess it's summer if you live in VT where the sunshine has been nearly non-existent) I'm going to start enjoying the great outdoors with the boys; hiking, biking, swimming, walking, rollerblading, and exploring the sights. I'm even thinking about doing plyometrics at the gym with Birdie and taking a Zumba class.

My job is the next thing that I need to change. I really need to find something new, maybe inside a school or hospital so I can really make a difference. Meanwhile, I have to garner more knowledge in order to expand my horizons. I want to talk to an advisor at the community college and get a direction, although I'm leaning a bit toward health care.

Baby steps to a brighter future.

I'll need an angel to guide me and a drill sergeant to keep me in check. Any volunteers?


  1. An angel, I am not and you know that "drill sergeant" is certainly not fitting as my description but I can do engouragement :)

    Great post, Lisa...and I often think about these things as well.

    That place is the Fort of Ethan Allen on North Avenue in Burlington AND I will be heading that way again in the near future to show Dawn and her girls...if you'd like to make it a group trip - let's do it.

    Also - I will be posting later today, another place where the hiking road leads to. The Ethan Allen Museum is located off the Belt Line that brings you from North Ave. over to the other side of BTon or back toward Mallett's Bay.

    Definately a FUN day!!!

  2. Good for you. I certainly don't fit either category (angel or...), but I'll be in the cheering section.

  3. Your list of things sounds a lot like mine - maybe we can at least encourage each other!


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