Summer has come to a close, at least according to the Arizona academic calendar, and everyone has resumed their structured and scheduled lives, including us. I am not sad about seeing summer come to an end, though. Our summer time was jam packed with trips and family activities. After spending close to six weeks visiting California/Disneyland,
During the week of 4th of July, Jordan and I took our little family on a getaway to Provo, Utah to escape the Arizona heat. Jordan planned to continue working at his work’s satellite office while the girls and I played and caught up with family. I haven’t been back to Utah for a little over five years (before I got married), so it was nice to return to the place where I went to college.
LE&RN’s 5k Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases casually took place at Crescent Beach, a quiet location in Santa Monica, with an attendance of about two hundred runners. To me, that’s a large number of people when you put it in terms of those with lymphedema, or those with a loved one with lymphedema.
I came to a rather unflattering self-realization recently – I have had an unhealthy tendency to be a spectator of life rather than an active participant. In the past, doubt and fear have pervaded my mind so much that whenever a challenge presented itself, my instinct was to say “uh, no thanks,” and simply allow someone else to pick up the challenge. Not surprisingly, doubt and fear about my capabilities have lead me to skip out on challenges which could have potentially helped others, or, at the very least, improved my own character. [Read more…]