Set your goals high but not your expectations. ~Dove

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's been quite a break, but it was important.

First of all, I've missed blogging.  I've thought about it, but honestly, it's been nice taking a break.  I've had some time to focus on other projects.  I hope to blog about everything that has been going on soon.  But for now, it'll be getting back into the swing of things.  Breaks are always good from time to time.  I use blogging to help me reflect, sort out, and compartmentalize my thoughts.

Lately my thoughts have been centered around walking a marathon.  I've been trying to train for the walk, but it's been hard to actually find the hours to get walking.  I can easily do 2 miles here and there, but to find the time for 10 miles is awkward right now.  But I know it'll need to happen soon.  26.2 miles is quite the walk and I don't want to go into the walk unprepared.  For some who aren't familiar, the walk is for the Jimmy Fund in Boston.  I am walking to raise money for Neuroblastoma Research.  There was a local family who was affected by this terrible disease.  Their daughter was diagnosed at 22 months old.  16 months later she lost her battle.  Her smile, her life, and her story has affected many people.  I have committed to walk to hopefully help end this dreadful nightmare for other children who are fighting this disease or other children who may face this disease in the future. 

Taking the time to reflect on what's important has led me to this path and I look forward to marathon day.  There wasn't a moment where I questioned if I would walk or not.  My only question was: How do I sign up?  This little girl was only 3 years old when she lost her battle, but her message was clear then and even more brighter today.  No matter how tough life can be, there is no excuse but to smile and keep your head held high.  Take one step in front of the other and move forward.  It's easier to make a difference for our future than to try and turn back time. 

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