double-whammy!

Today’s a double-celebration day and I’m so glad you’re here to stroll through my cyber-space-say-I place so that you can celebrate with me too!

Just recently I mentioned (out-loud; which now makes me more accountable,) that I am determined to achieve several goals I’ve set for myself!

Some goals are new and some have been set for far too long without yet reaching!

But no matter WHEN I first etched these marks of achievement in the granite of my mind matters not – because today….

I CRUSHED ONE!

I earned my RED GLOVES at Level Red Boxing through completing my 200th class!!

The road that led me to boxing is actually quite comical! You may remember reading about it in a previous post. Ironically, in the course of just under a year, boxing has become more than just a hormone leveler or fitness measurer for me. There have been so many added surprises to my joining Level Red Boxing! First and foremost it’s a lot of fun!!! I’ve met so many people; all of who are various ages, shapes and sizes who have become wonderful motivators to me. They’re my heroes in many ways and I’m so excited to be boxing next to them!

Far off in Atlanta, these two dearies worked out in an effort to join in on the special achievement WITH me, via long-distance!

However, the biggest & one of the best surprises from joining Level Red Boxing has come in the amount of confidence I have gained.

Five 1/2 years ago I suffered a terrible confidence KNOCK-OUT. And as a result I became very self-protective, introverted, & shied away from my normal ability to share my life and myself with others. But boxing has definitely restored my confidence & actually increased it in ways I’d never expected!

Achieving my level-red goal today, in under a year, has felt like I finally KNOCKED my damaged self-esteem out-of-my-life for good with a power double jab-cross-hook-uppercut-uppercut TKO!

And I couldn’t be any prouder to have done so on such a very special day as the same day, 30 YEARS ago, I became a mom (for the first time) to…

THIS little GUY!

hugs n’ blessings to a very special young man, who has always managed to take us for an action packed ride! The passionate way you live your life always KNOCKS ME OUT!

where am i going?


That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered together. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. In the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him followed him, and when they found him, they said to him, Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, Let us go on to the next towns, that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came to do.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.
Mark 1:32-39

2018 was a year of contemplation for me.

Several short weeks ago, as the beginning of a New Year approached, I found myself reflecting on many things; not only which had taken place this particular year, but throughout my lifetime. I realize many people often do this, especially at a close of the year or at a milestone event; but truthfully, I have generally avoided this practice.

Yes, I reflect. Yes, I look back with great fondness on the joy. Yes, I grieve over any disappointments. And yes, I even grow a little introspective.

But I’ve have never really enjoyed contemplating what it all has meant.

Continue reading “where am i going?”

formed on the shore (a granular whale-tale.)

I found a pile of sand.

So I stopped to ask, “What do you wish to be?”

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I was happy to see

a whale was he,

buried amongst the grainy pebbles below! Continue reading “formed on the shore (a granular whale-tale.)”