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Time for a fresh start, and what better way than with a fresh page? I can't say that the past few years haven't been a struggle, but I'm still plugging along. And that's kinda the problem, I'm just plugging. I've lost some of my *Spark*, so I'm making getting my spark back a goal for this spring and summer!

*I need to get back into running. And I will!

*I need to lose a few pounds...but more importantly, some of the jiggle that has *sprung* back upon me. And I will!

*I need to get out more, and become more social, and maybe even get back into the theater/entertainment world. And I...well, I might. I need to be more social (and I will!), but still thinking about the theater thing.

*I need to rediscover my passion for life. I've been drifting a bit over the last few years, especially after I left my theater dreams behind, and I need to rediscover my spark and passion again. And I will!

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. I know there is so much more I am capable of, and I want to do all I can to figure out what that is, and what I can contribute to the world around me. And this spring is just the beginning!

Won't you join me?

Member Since: 1/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 149,866

My Goals:
Continue losing the flab and firm up my muscles.

Begin taking yoga classes, perhaps with an eye towards becoming an instructor. At the very least, be able to put my legs behind my head!

My Program:
I love running, and even completed a half and a full marathon in the past 2 years. I'm also a big fan of kickboxing, and have a problem with collecting exercise DVD's-I have an ever growing collection of all sorts! I'll try just about anything once.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Chicago. From there, I moved to Knoxville TN, and from there I moved to Atlanta...and finally back to Knoxville, where I currently reside. Couldn't take the ATL traffic!

I am a Christian who tries to live by the golden rule-do unto others as you would have done unto you. I try to be kind to everyone and appreciate and accept that not everyone will agree with me, nor I with them. I'm not always successful with this, but I continue trying.

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I'm a recovering actor, and am now looking towards making a huge life change. I'm considering pursuing yoga, pilates and holistic nutrition as a career. Or not. Who knows. I'm open to just about anything!

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    Thanks so much for your encouragement! It's awesome to see you here, sparkin' away!! How have you been, chica?
    183 days ago
    Thanks for reading and responding to my (very long, I know!) blog! (I'm always surprised when people read my blogs, especially my long ones, LOL).

    You are so right about the importance of balance. I really struggle with it, myself. I basically did the same thing for years because that's the only way to get through grad school--you give 110% until you absolutely can't any more, and then as soon as you can go again you are off at full speed. It got me my degree, but it was really hard on me both mentally and physically. Worse, I don't know how to really slow down now because I was going so strong for so long. It's easier if I can can go somewhere else. But at home, I have this running list of everything that I need to do--I see dishes and know they need to be washed, floors swept, books shelved, proposals to be written, etc. Even when I am trying to just relax, there's a part of me that is aware that I "should" be doing something else.

    I'm working on it, because I know I have to slow down. And I have slowed down some--I'm not working 15+ hours a day, that's for sure! But I need to remember how to really relax.

    And you are so right about mental health issues being real. I'm grateful that while I have my own health issues, I don't have to deal with things like PTSD or anxiety disorders or depression, which are very real, and can be extremely debilitating. I have quite a few friends who are struggling with various issues and they deserve those struggles to be taken seriously.
    218 days ago
    Hi! I know a long timeno "see" but just dropped by to say hi and to see how you are doing. I'm glad you went back to the theater and you'll have to let me know when you are in something so I may be able to come watch. I don'tlive that far from you now...
    421 days ago
    Hey you wonderful woman you, how in the world are you? I am finally back a wee bit at a time but I just wanted to come by and say hiya and that I missed you and that I luv ya oh sister of my heart.

    449 days ago

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