Dear Diary….

Did you have a diary as a kid?

As a child, I felt alone, regardless of the fact that I had a really smothering mother.
I didn’t have a lot of friends.
I didn’t have siblings.
So I wrote down my thoughts.
I still find it therapeutic to write out how I feel.
I think that’s why I love social media so much.
I can get my thoughts out and not just hanging around in my head.
And then, if what I say or think can help others in some way – whether it give them hope that they are not alone in battling something or to find out that someone else survived a similar situation or just to gain another persons outlook, then it makes it even more worth it.
I left home at 15 and never looked back.
I wonder what happened to my diaries that I kept.
It would be really interesting to be able to read them now.

My parents would always sneak in at night and dig out my diary (and snoop thru my school bag) and read it and then question me about what I wrote.
(Side note: Did your parents ever snoop thru your belongings? I have made it clear to my kids that I have the right to any of their property, but I will not do it behind their back.)
I still don’t know 100% “how to blog”, but plan on diligently blog and kind of use it as an online diary, a way for me to get my thoughts out, share the daily happenings of my day. 
(I did buy Blogging for Dummies, but have yet to have time to really sit down and read it. That is on my to do list)

Today was a good day, besides waking up late as usual (I swear, I don’t think I will ever be a morning person! I am too much of a NIGHT OWL and can never get my ass outta bed)

It was especially hard to leave to go to work today because Ryan and all the kids were home today since Rebel’s school is closed and it’s the girls last week of Summer.

At lunch we celebrated my friend Jenny’s 31st birthday at one of our favorite local restaurants.

I met Jenny a couple days after she had her son Max at the end of October 2010.
I had just met her husband Shannon a couple weeks earlier at a Texans Football Game that I had surprised Ryan with tickets for his birthday (Funny thing is Ryan, Shannon and Max all share the same birthday – October 25). Shannon and Ryan had known each other for years.
In one lifetime, we run across and meet so many different people, some by chance, some my mutual friends, some thru work or at a social outing.
Some people have to grow on you, some people you don’t like at first, but then become your close friend, some people you are friends with drift off over the months or years as life changes, distance separates, but then there are some people, who you instantly click with and you just know that they will be a lifetime friend. Jenny is that friend. I am so blessed to have found another friend who I have enough in common with that we can enjoy the same things and enough difference that I can learn from and see other aspects of life. I love that we parent in the same manner and it’s been amazing watching Max and Rebel grow up together as they are only 4 ½ months apart and are now little buddies. Do you have a soulmate-friend?

Tonight was the 8th week of Brenham’s FREE Weekly Fit Club. It was great! 50 people showed up to do Shaun T’s Rockin’ Body! (I still have two left feet by the way). I am so happy and proud of this community! The reception has been great! It’s amazing to see my dream come into fruition. 
Our attendance has peaked up to 86 and we’re seeing lots of new faces and some of the same people coming back each week. I love getting the feedback from everyone at how they have been doing since being part of this weekly support group! 

If you are interested in more information about the fit club please be sure to reach out to me at or
Tomorrow I am headed to the post office to mail out Shakeology samples! Anyone who is interested in trying it out let me know, I am headed to the post office again next Tuesday. 

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