I blamed my dislike for all things physical on gym suits.  They were baggy and disgustingly ugly. Did I say they were one piece? No one, not even the really pretty girls, looked good in them. I became a professional at devising ways not to “dress out” for PE.

Then I met a guy. He liked to run—all the time. So I started running. I don’t even remember his name. But after he was gone, I kept running. Then I wanted to run better so I started going to the gym and, well one thing lead to another, and I became a fitness junkie. I was obnoxious about it—all I wanted to do was workout, run, swim, bike, play racquetball or talk about doing something physical. Like I said obnoxious. Screenshot (22)

I’ve done a lot of other things—got a Phd, ran marathons, raised a remarkable son, had good jobs, lost good jobs, made some good decisions and some seriously bad ones. As a result I’ve  re-invented my life many times. My friends say that I’m an inspiration. I say, “Really?” But I’m still here, and that certainly says something.

That’s what this blog is about—re-inventing life, rising above circumstances and situations, becoming a better person. I’d like to think that what I write about can inspire you, or someone you know, to do things you never thought you could.

Today, at age 68, I’m a personal trainer. Can you believe it! And I’m good at it.  The girl who never went to PE spends her entire day doing PE. Wow. Can it get any stranger than this?

Parts of my life are great, maybe even better than great. But then there are the other parts. There is always work to do, and I want inspiration. That’s why I need you.

Tell me (in 50 or words or less—just kidding) how did you do it? How did you transform yourself, turn things around, make lemonade—you know what I mean?

Drop me a line.



14 thoughts on “Me”

  1. Nice to meet you. Thanks for dropping by my blog, love your attitude and look forward to getting to know you more through our respective spaces here. Cheers from an ordinary woman trying to live an extraordinary life in Australia 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. Putting the response together was very helpful for my thought process. Technically, I’m not sure I got all the links, etc. Now I’m trying to figure out how to let my nominees know I nominated them. If you could help, I would appreciate it. Again, thanks!

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      1. What I did was the same for everyone as for you. I checked for about pages and left a message letting them know with my link to the post for more info. If there’s no about just comment on a post. That’s what I did at least


  2. As silly and cliche as this sounds, I changed things by simply choosing to. I love the quote you’ve included because it’s spot on. Everything is a choice. One of my blog’s goals is to make this evident and inspire people to be their best. Also think you’ll love the quote I’ve included in Entry #17 on my blog!

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    1. You’re right! I do like the quote. I like to go with the “I can do it” attitude too. Sometimes the choices aren’t always clear, but it’s people like you (and me too) who share our experiences that help others see the possibilities in their lives. Believing that I can inspire others is often my light at the end of the tunnel.

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  3. We commented weeks ago about the lessons on WordPress for learning how to blog. You asked me something then and I promised to let you know if I found out. It was regarding a term, ” blog roll”. Anyway if you still don’t know, I finally found out, just this past weekend. It’s a term for the list of blogs you are following and you leave it on your page so that others can see and check out the blogs you like and are following.
    I also figured out what a pingback was, quite by accident. If you’re interested, go to my blog and read, What’s a Pingback? on .



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