Fall…change is in the air

Gotta love Fall. Trees are changing, the air smells different, time seems to move faster towards the dark and the urge to settle in, sets in. For some reason, this Fall I’m in “change” mode. I’m making changes in my life and it’s rather exciting. No settling in for me!

No, I haven’t ditched the husband or the farm, but I have decided to change me. I have decided to go back to school whilst working. I will be completing one degree and moving on to another, all within the next 3 years…and it’s all online! Wheee! I’ve always regretted not finishing my education and since changing jobs last year, I’ve become inspired like never before. Go figure – I’ve had many years to be inspired, but I wasn’t. Never looking a “gift” horse in the mouth, I’m taking this inspiration and running with it.

I have joined a hardcore gym. No foofy stuff for me, this is extreme bootcamp, kickboxing, “kickass” stuff. The stuff I’ve always wanted to do, but no one offered in the town I live in. I’m not looking to lose buckets of weight (don’t have it to lose), I just want to be fit, toned and healthy. I’m not into numbers on a scale or on clothes. It doesn’t matter what the size is, if it doesn’t fit, its useless…period. Besides, the more I workout and move, the longer I will be able to stay upright and mobile. Can’t let the “spondy**” monster win…not yet anyway.

With regards to shooting, I have been challenged by a dear shooting friend to shoot new places and more often. I’m taking her up on that starting next weekend. I actually went out and practiced today for the first time since that disastrous shoot I attended in August. I’ve missed shooting and didn’t realize it until today. We’ve mapped out new places to shoot, which means new friends to make and new clubs to see. I’m so excited.

Call me crazy, looks like alot on my plate, but it will take me through the changes of Fall, through the hibernation of Winter, to the renewal of Spring and on…and I just can’t wait!

(**Spondy is short for ankylosing spondylitis which I have. It’s an autoimmune disease that fuses the bones.)

  2 comments for “Fall…change is in the air

  1. StarryGirl
    November 9, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Change is a funny thing, isn't it. I also hated change, but I've found if we don't change (ie grow), we remain stagnant. Hmmm, took me long enough to figure that out! I am beyond excited about returning to school. I'm looking forward to the challenge. I took Tai-Chi years ago and when I got to the 9th level, kicking was introduced. I was also kick-boxing at the time and it showed. My Tai-chi Sensei pulled me aside and suggested that I take a more "aggressive" form of martial arts, since my kicks were so forceful! Now I get the chance to finally take those more aggressive classes — woo hoo!

  2. tippytoe foxtrot
    November 9, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I used to really hate change. As I get older, I've come to embrace it. It can be a good kick in the ass! I joined a gym too, but I don't do the hardcore stuff, just weights and running. It feels good to get back into it. Congratulations on going back to school! Ive been talking about it for months but have yet to do it. Maybe that's the change I need…

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