Elsewhere on the web, I'm known as Renae Rude - The Paranormalist. I write about: Finessing bipolarity. Writing horror. Chasing ghosts.
Visit me at : www.theparanormalist.wordpress.com.
I am also the founder of the new SparkTeam, Fit to Write.
Check it out here:
I'll be 48 in May of 2015. I'm a wife and mother of two adult children. (One, 19, is still at home.) We have a great dog and cat, and I adore animals. I live in MN, but am trying to get my butt to someplace warmer - perhaps NC.
I'm a Zombies, Run walker/runner, I use a FitBit tracker every day, and I want to start and MAINTAIN a yoga practice. I would like to lose weight, but my primary goal is to feel better.
Update, November 2014: After falling away from SP, I'm coming back, but cautiously. If I'm not careful, it takes too much time. I've lost approx. 10 pounds, and I want to lose 20 more, but I don't want to stress out over it. I'm challenged by a difficult phase in my perimenopause, and I need to be kind to myself.
It's most important to me to feel generally healthy and energetic. I write and work on the computer a lot, and need to move more.
An ultimate goal is that I'd like to be able to run again - the way I did when I was a kid: with a sense of joy of freedom.
1. Move daily. (Yoga, Zombies, Run!, walking, etc.)
2. Get my average daily steps up into the 8,000 steps per day range ... with no days under 5,000.
3. Blog my gratitudes at SP daily.
4. Being productive in my chosen field improves my mood and attitude immensely. For that reason, I want to write on my blog and/or my novels EVERY DAY.
5. Looking good also improves my ability to function well. For that reason, I want to stay on top of a good hygiene and beauty routine. That means being clean, being well-dressed for the situation, wearing a little (or a lot) of makeup, and being accessorized with cool, distinctive "stuff".
goal weight - 170 - 180
exercise in minutes - 210 weekly (30 minutes a day)
My name is Renae Rude. I'll be 48 this coming May, 2015. I'm married, with two adult children. I'm a writer. I currently live in Minnesota, but am trying escape the winters here. I'd like to end up somewhere near North Carolina.
I am an IOWL fan and one aspect of that is to create and use thoughtfully designed intention statements.
I intend to:
--move often and take opportunities to be outside more.
--build paranormal sanctuaries for those who feel lost & out of place in the "normal" world.
--nurture my inner strength & energy so I may more easily share my soul's gifts.
--cherish and explore the sensual pleasures available to me in each present moment.
--Honor and respect the generous nature of the universe and enjoy a life of prosperity and abundance.
--easily and skillfully finish one novel after another.
--accept and use my natural ability to be in flow.
--live a life of kindness, compassion, creativity & beauty, with intention and grace.
--easily and naturally become healthier firmer, and fitter every day.
--fearlessly express my beauty & individuality through authentic and distinctive style choices.
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Hope your son is feeling better soon! I will get my throat checked if it keeps hurting. That's a good reminder.
81 days ago
Actual butchering. I have chickens and had to cull two of my birds. I don't do it often so it takes me a lot longer than someone skilled at it!
83 days ago
Thanks for the welcome to our team and what part of NC do you live in. We used to have a summer cabin there for about 10 years and LOVED it...wish we hadn't sold it...boooooo~
89 days ago
I was cruising Spark today and noticed for the first time that a team for writers actually does exist. I would like to learn more .
110 days ago
Just wanted to stop by and say hi!
160 days ago