I thought I would share my very first Journal entry as my introduction, so here it is...
Today is the first day of the rest of my life...I know...sounds like a cliche', but today really is. See, I start working out twice a week this evening with a personal trainer. I'm very excited. During the 6 weeks that John was out with his partial knee replacement, I did some serious thinking and soul searching. I considered the health issues of my parents, my siblings, and my grandparents. I came to the very scary realization that if I continued the status-qua, I would not live to see my 50th birthday. Yes, 50! It scared the bejesus out of me! I decided that once things got back to some normalcy, and John went back to work, that I would finally take the time to work on me. I have been the one constant for my entire family my whole life. If they needed something, anything, the know that all they have to do is call and I'd be there. While I dearly love my family, I need to start to love me. I will continue to do for my family as needed, but I have to learn to say no on occasion and yes to me. So, today truly is the first day of the rest of my life. Wish me luck!