Oh, how I have missed this blog. It’s time for a big, fat, bear hug.
So many things to catch up on, but the low-down since my last post goes like this:
- I lost and have kept off 20 lbs with Whole30 (yayyy!). I feel great.
- I’m playing better tennis than ever (double-yay). But I still lose a lot. Oops. (Boooo!)
- Work is going well, and I’m grateful to be both busy and challenged. The travel was heavy at first but has slowed a lot this year, so that’s been nice. Still, there hasn’t been a lot of time to blog in the last year.
- Braulio still eludes me (Ay, ay, ay! When will I find this man?!), but I have made exciting new connections that should help me fill in many blanks.
I do feel like I’ve grown in the past year – from picking my battles (most of the time, anyway) to learning to focus better on details to being more forgiving and less impatient.
Hitting life milestones like anniversaries and big birthdays has also had a big bearing on how I view just about everything — time, work, faith, family, friends. We get one round at life here, so we need to make it count. These priorities aren’t new, but they are much more precious to me now.
So, it’s all good. I feel better now than I did at 40. I’m happier, in better shape and much healthier. In many ways, I feel younger now than I did then. And I feel like I have a life — a really good life. For that, I am more grateful than words can describe.
With that … it’s time to start writing again.