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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Personal Post....Celebrations and Life



 Congratulations Gloria and Adan!
Last week was my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Quite an accomplishment in this day and age. It was a beautiful ceremony and fun party afterwards with dancing and mariachi's. In addition to time spent with the in-laws, we had a nice visit and enjoyed a week of family time and activities, including a day trip to see my sister and nieces in Oregon on the way back home. However, now that we are back I feel glad to be home, but at the same time have come to realize how boring my life is once I am back into routine again.

Upon our first weekend back we also celebrated Father's Day, as well as my birthday yesterday. I was overwhelmed on Facebook and other social media with all the thoughtful birthday wishes. It's really nice to know others are thinking of me and appreciate my contribution to the social media world, especially those I have not met in person but share common interests.

I've started a walking exercise program to change my morning routine a bit, and so far so good, but it's only been a couple days. Hopefully I can keep it up consistently and meet my daily goal of 10,000-12,000 steps per day or work up to burning 1,000 calories per day!!  I want to get into better shape and lose at least 20 lbs this year. While I'm not overweight,  I would like to get in better physical shape and maintain a healthier cardiovascular lifestyle. However, I still feel like my life is rather dull. I know I have a loving family and love my boys with all my heart. They are what keeps me going each day,  but at the same time I feel like I still need more in life to fulfill me or give me purpose. I just don't know what else to do with the next 40 or 50 years of my life.  While I know I have an important role as a stay at home mom, I feel that I need more spiritually, mentally and physically challenging. I don't know what that is exactly, but this is something I need to explore. At the same time I feel content to stay where I am and just accept things the way they are, but something is pushing me or telling me to do otherwise.

However, I don't think I want to go back  into teaching in the future, but have considered renewing my teaching license. I've considered substitute teaching, but never liked the unexpected and inconsistent schedule. I like being home for my kids when they get home from school, especially since they are still in elementary school and my mom was always there for us when we came home each day. I'm not a very domestic homemaker though....I dislike cooking and cleaning and as I told my husband before we got married, I'm domestic like a cat....I prefer lounging rather than cooking or cleaning, but as bored as I get some days I do my share of housework to keep things clean and neat, but not always spotless.

I know this isn't the usual blog post from me, but after taking a week off from watching the daily news and following current events, I've come to realize I need a break once and awhile to think about other things in life. I don't know what it is lately, but since we have returned from our family trip,the things that motivated me or interested me before are not as interesting or motivating. I'm still interested in politics, current events and speaking out on social media, but I want to spend less time doing it while still making a difference.  I guess I don't feel like enough is being done to change the direction of our country, despite efforts by me and thousands of other online activists.  Heck, the way things are going I don't think the people running this country really care about what half the country thinks.

Anyway, I thought I would share what's on my mind lately rather than my thoughts on politics and current events. I'm sure I'll be back to write about the issues of the day more soon and will continue to exchange tweets and news on social media, but maybe not as frequently as I have been the past four years.  I need to focus on me, my health and family while trying to decide where to take my life in the next 40 or more years.  While I look forward to the retirement years and some day celebrating 50 years of marriage, I also fear what the future holds for our country and especially my sons. I hope they have the same opportunities I had and look forward to the day they graduate high school and college and begin their lives and have families of their own. I pray that our love and guidance will prove to be enough and that they grow up to be happy, healthy and productive citizens in society. Thanks for reading this blog post this far, following my blog, tweets or other social networks and for your support. I look forward to hearing from my readers/followers and consider those who are loyal followers friends.

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