Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Feels like the First Time

As my first blogging attempt I shall divulge some info about myself. I have recently discovered that I need to become more selfish and find things that I enjoy doing. I left a long relationship realizing that I hadn't been living my life for me. I moved to a bigger city a few months ago for a new adventure, and I have had several of them along the way. I'm in search of finding enlightenment for myself in order to live life to it's fullest. Hopefully, this will be the first of many posts in my journey toward light.
I started running about two months ago merely to loose weight, but after doing it for so long I have found a sincere passion for it. Running makes me clear my head, work out all my frustrations, and gives me something to look forward to. I have set a goal of doing the Greek Festival 5K in under 30 minutes this September. I'm going to have to start running daily to get my time down, but I definitely have the endurance...I think!
I have also started a few other hobbies that I am trying my hardest to get good at: Rock climbing and playing the guitar. I've only been climbing twice, but I have found it to be the greatest adrenaline rush I've ever felt. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you've made it to the top and look down at the craziness you just climbed up! Then there is the amazing feeling of having the most unusual muscles between your ribs, your fingers, and your feet! I also love showing off my many bruises and scrapes. Playing the guitar is also working muscles that I rarely use.
I took my first guitar lesson last week and I am horrible! This is something that is definitely going to take a lot of time before I get anywhere near being good. It is fun though. I like being able to take breaks from my work and use the neglected right side of my brain. Everyone else in my family has very active right brains, while I am mostly a left sided person.
I'm going back to school for my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. I am 1.5 semesters away from graduation and I am enjoying learning so many new things. I'm currently in a bioethics class that is really challenging how I think and forcing me to see other viewpoints. I think education is an important part in being able to find out who I am, what I believe, and what I really want out of life.