Setting goals

Focus on the Good

November 9, 2012

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After writing a non-resolution post at the beginning of the year, I followed it up a few days later with a three-word commitment. The exercise in choosing three words to be ever mindful of as I moved into 2012 was a great decision, and I am still working hard to stay committed to my three […]


Dare to Dream Big

November 7, 2012

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As we were driving recently, my son shared with me his life plan (his words). Some of his dreams I have heard before, but a few new ones were added as well. Here’s what he shared: “After college I am going to be a professional baseball player. Since I will have a lot of time […]


Fall back. Two of the best words this time of year. I become gleeful over the idea of having an extra hour.  I would prefer sixty minutes each day though. It seems one thing holding me back from accomplishing more is time; I lack enough of it. If I could add one hour a day […]


Back-to-school rush. Three fall sports activities. Watching professional baseball. Halloween. The first half of fall has been busy for me, but there is a lull. Kid and professional baseball is over, a school routine is in full swing, and Halloween is behind us. Thanksgiving is looming in the near future, but I am focused on […]


Living with No Regrets

October 19, 2012

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“What are your dreams?” Someone asked me that soon after I separated from my ex. The question stumped me. I didn’t have an answer, and I was embarrassed I could not conjure up one thing I dreamed to do in my lifetime. To fill the awkward silence, I started rattling off things I wanted for […]


Single Me vs. Married Me

September 7, 2012

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Married Me would rise most weekday mornings at 5:30 to run at least six miles. One weekend morning each week she would typically run 10. Her cycling would never be shorter than a 20-mile ride. Swimming in the summer was a mile a day, five days a week. Winter months would involve 1.5 mile swims […]