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This is my oldest blog - I now have several other blogs/websites for different areas of my life, different ways I think. You can check out old posts on this blog for glimpses into my life from long ago, or else check out newer posts at my various other blogs and websites for more insight into my current life and thought patterns...

Dream Big, Play Big - my personal development & life-hacking blog

Read With Teresa - the books that have been filling my head lately

MultiPassionate Coaching - living life with 'too many' interests and passions

PhysArt - dancing, moving, body-hacking

Me on OkCupid - my thoughts on relationships and such

and of course, my main personal website...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

"What we ponder and what we think about sets the course of our life. Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.

"We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, "The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves." We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today."

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Last week has been so busy with store stuff, and it's not going to slow down until Halloween probably. But I keep pushing through it, trying to look forward and deal with things before they become very urgent.
My gymnastics workouts have been going well, although I had to miss my dance class on Friday because I had to finish bookkeeping for the gas station (my current side job).
A few things to add to my goals list...
1) Be able to hold a solid L-hang for 10 seconds.
2) Be able to pull myself up to and hold a straddle sit on the rope.
3) Be able to do a pull-up

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

So my big personal goal for the summer is to get buff! :-) I don't really need to lose any fat, but I want to gain muscle. I've signed up for three gymnastics classes (and a dance class for fun), and I'm already a YMCA member, so I can work out there. So my goals by the end of September (although most of it should happen before then, since September is going be sooo busy!)...
1) Weigh 120lbs. Last time I weighed myself at the Y, I was 108, so I think gaining about a pound a week is reasonable. And I have weighed 115lbs before (muscle, not fat), so I think 120 is possible.
2) Be able to do left & right splits, and be close to doing center.
3) Be able to hit & hold a handstand, and tuck out of it.
4) Be able to hold a bridge for a minute.
5) Be able to do round-offs on both sides.
6) Be able to backbend into and out of a bridge.

I might be adding more or modifying these as I see how I progress. Check back for updates! I have my first gymnastics skills class last night, and then had my first gymnastics workout class tonight - I have a feeling I'm going to be sore tomorrow.
Ok - off to bed since I have to wake up early tomorrow. So much to do tomorrow since our July Anniversary flyers have to be ready to mail by Thursday. Night! :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2005

"A good question is worth a thousand pieces of casual
advice. A great question can instantly transform our lives
and launch us in a whole new direction. In almost any area
of life, if you are not getting the results you want, try
asking different, better, questions. You'll like
the results."

I'm generally a very curious person. I like to understand my surroundings and the people around me; I like to know why things happen the way they do. But I still want to be asking more questions - questions about myself, questions about my relationships with the people in my life, questions about the store and where it's going, questions about the world.

Friday, July 08, 2005

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

-Chinese Proverb