Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Wednesday, January 25

Personal Best in '12

I was telling my friend Lisha the other day on a long drive we had together that I am trying to commit myself to a personal best in 2012. Not just fitness or food, but all across the board... fitness, faith, eating habits, parenting, family, friendships, assertiveness, work etc. I have come to realize that excelling in some of these areas is outside of my comfort zone. I am challenging myself to change my ways, quit taking the easy way and step outside of that box and realize the potential, strength and control that I never knew I had. I commit myself now to everything I do but there is a difference between how I approach things now and a total devotion.

This is a process, and a long one. It will be a journey and not a destination. I am not sure you can ever feel like you are the best parent or the best Christian...but the goal is not to be the best, it is to do MY BEST and then year after year that best will grow better and better.

So cheers to all of you this 2012 and I hope you, too, have identified those things that you want to do better this year.

Now I'm off to teach my Body Jam {intense toning} class. Tonight is my 2nd week and I am loving teaching it. I got my CPR certification in December in case I wanted to teach {but I really just justified the cost of the class as a very important skill to know with a child and had no real intentions of teaching}. Well here I am, stepping WAY outside my comfort zone and teaching. Thanks to Zach, Shannon D. and Lisha for all the encouragement!

Speaking of being outside of my comfort zone, Friday I am going under the knife yet again. Call me crazy. Since ear surgery in November didn't quite satisfy my need to be poked and prodded, I am going back to have my eyes done. Yup, LASIK. So Megs and Lisha can no longer walk around wearing my "acid trip" glasses. [My girl friends in college said if they envisioned what they thought an acid trip would be would be similar to walking around the sorority house in Shannon's glasses.]

1 comment:

The Borgman's said...

LASIK is the BEST thing ever!!!! Stu had it done and said it is worth every penny!!! I am next on the list! Good Luck!