For the past couple of years I have had a goal: A life in balance. An essential part of this balance has been the ongoing challenge to reclaim my weekends and learning how to relax. This past week I found myself reminiscing about my weekends as a child. Our family weekend routine began Friday evenings when my mom got off work. My sister, Cindy, and … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Finding Balance in Life.
This weekend I found myself driving up to Coyote Ridge outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado for my first hike of 2018. I have not been on these trails or any mountain trail very often the past two years. In 2016 I had half of my meniscus removed and my recovery was not quick. The past two summers I focused more on bike riding since it … Continue reading MY First Hike Of 2018
I love yoga. The mind/body connection provides me with a much needed midweek change of pace as well as continued improvement in flexibility and coordination as I move through my 50’s. This is why my ears perked up when my instructor, Amanda, announced that she was holding a special yoga class. After a buzz of excitement, she continued by stating that it was a couples … Continue reading OF YOGA AND VALENTINE’S DAY
I am sitting at home today. It was not planned. I had a jury summons. Responsible citizen that I am, I requested a sub to manage my classroom for the day and headed off to the Weld County Courthouse bright and early Wednesday morning. Upon passing through security I was shuffled into a large room where I listened to a judge talk about the great … Continue reading Time To Come Back?
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 🙂 I have been thinking this past week about what it means to be unconventional. I know that I am somewhat unconventional in my life. I am in my 50’s, single with no children, and I like it that way. I changed my last name. I don’t subscribe to tv services and rely solely on … Continue reading Living An Unconventional Life
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you are doing well. I am officially on summer break, yay! Which means I woke up with a cold Sunday morning, of course. Oh well, I am sure it will pass quickly. I know some of you are wondering how my running is going so I will tell you that I finished my first 10k trail race last weekend. It … Continue reading My First Trail Race
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Thursday was my 52nd birthday. Yep, I am another year wiser, healthier, and happier. I am also very excited to embark on another year of my life’s journey. I was looking back at my 51st year and it made me smile. I had three major changes last year. I officially became Laura Kelly just days … Continue reading Birthday Reflections: Bring On A New Year!
Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was good. A little bit of yard work, a little bit of running, and some time with friends. 🙂 Saturday night I drove to Denver to celebrate the 20th wedding anniversary of my dear friend of many years, Leysa, and her husband Alan. It has been many years since I have spent time with … Continue reading Second Chances In Life
Hi everyone! I wanted to take a moment to share a video Shannon Ables at The Simply Luxurious Life shared with her readers today. I have mentioned before that one reason I hesitated on starting a blog was my fear of deficits in my writing. In school I was good with thoughts and ideas but I was very aware that I would make silly errors … Continue reading Comforting Thoughts On The Use Of Language From Stephen Fry.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your weekend was beautiful and relaxing. For the past year I have made great effort to post on a regular basis. The month of March proved to be a month of unexpected silence for me.The sudden absence from my usual writing had several root causes. Like many amatuer bloggers, time became a major factor in my ability to be consistent. … Continue reading My Apologies For Being Absent And A Running Update