Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Girl on a mission

and my mission is? Well shit, I'm not sure...well not totally. I do know this though, I want to make a difference. I need to make a difference in my life, and I want to make a difference in the lives of all my loved ones. After my sisters passing in December I knew changes had to be made.

Sometimes I get this feeling inside me of wanting to blurt out all my hopes and plans for the future...thinking that if I share them with the world some how magically everything will just fall into place. Then I think, and I realize I don't really want to share my ideas...out of fear of them not working out. But maybe it's O K to share some? Yeah that will work.

So...in a few weeks I'm officially a student again. I've decided it was time for me to finally go back and take up something I love. With recent events in my life trying to get healthy is important. Being healthy and raising a healthy family is my goal. Getting my kids to try new meals and enjoy veggies like their father and I do. Eliminate fast food (ok well as much as possible) and exercise often and having fun with it. I will be taking Nutrition, Health & Wellness, and classes in Culinary Arts Management. My ultimate goal? To own and run my own "Nay's Kitchen" name pending of course :)

Recently my children and I have been taking part in local walk a thons and have had a blast doing so. I've started a list of upcoming walk and runs that I want to be apart of as well as ones that have past so I am ready for next year. I even e-mailed a lady for a walk this coming weekend, registration is closed but I'd really love to volunteer at the event. Its to raise money for WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) how could you not want to help a cause like that? Its something I know about first hand and something that I think I could really get involved in.

I also learned tonight that October 2nd is National MRSA Awarness day, and I am on a mission to raise awareness for the disease that helped take my sister away from me. I'm not exactly sure how...but I will. I wont let my sisters pain and struggles be in vain. I refuse to let everything she went through be for nothing. Baby steps. I'll get to where I'm going. I know I will...I'm on a mission.