Still going…

It’s been awhile since the last time I visited WordPress.   Many things have happened since the last post.  The school semester ended about two weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier about it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love school but after all these years I can’t wait for it to be over.  I feel like every semester keeps getting longer and longer… 

I also started training for The Zion Half Marathon with Jeremy (Coach from LVR).  I’m glad that I decided to get back to it.  Its been a long time since the last time I actually enjoyed going out for a run and I couldn’t be happier.  Having a training program, a cool group of  people to run with and the best coffee in town has made running easier and enjoyable.  Never thought I would be the kind of person who would be up at 5:00 a.m. just to go running.  That goes to show how things change as we get older.  Here is a picture of Jacob and I after a run with a local running group.  I love the route they have, a little challenging at the moment but it should be a piece of cake soon. Jacob and I Had an amazing Thanksgiving with the family.  Nothing like having the whole family together to enjoy a delicious meal.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because of the family aspect of the holiday and we also do secret Santa on that day 🙂   We all forgot about it this year.  I don’t know how it happened but it did 😦   

I have been working on my thesis more than I thought I would.  The amount of research required to acquire the knowledge to write it is more than I bargain for.  My goal is to get it done by the end of January so I can have someone look at it before I turn it in.  I like the progress so far and I hope I don’t run out things to write about anytime soon 🙂    I also been noticing tremendous progress in my mediation.  Time is one of the reasons I say that.  When I first started I couldn’t do five minutes.  As of now I can do over thirty minutes easily.  Times fly when I’m mediating and I don’t think much about it anymore.

Well, I’m going to read some of my favorite blogs to see what I missed.  Have an amazing night!  


  1. energywriter

    Hooray for you! So many goals are almost reached and will be reached soon. As you near the finish lines start thinking about your next goals. For too many years, my goal was just to survive the day. Now I have goals, not solid yet, but solidifying as I go through each day. Perhaps your family needs to spend Christmas as just a “together” day. Or you can plan another short get together to do the Secret Santa drawing. We did this year. It took less than 1/2 hour, but was fun. It’s those three December birthdays within a week of Christmas that drive me nuts. sd


    • Optimistic Kid

      Thanks Sharon. Oh, we will get together and get it done soon. There is no way we can go a Christmas without secret Santa. I have a big family so its hard to have everyone together. Hahaha we don’t have any Christmas birthdays as of yet, but it looks like I’m going to become an uncle on Dec 22nd 🙂


  2. Barbara

    I was away from my bkig for a while, good to have you back. Sounds like a lot of good things have been happening for you, 😊😊😊


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