It’s that time of year again. The snow is threatening to fly. Thanksgiving is creeping up on me fast. I guess it is time, again, to take stock of who I am. I don’t do that nearly often enough. Sometimes focusing on me takes a back seat to almost everything. Periodically it is a good thing to do.
I am mom to two (or three) … My babies are grown. My son is 26 and my baby is 24. Both are growing into incredible people. I’ve also acquired an additional son (the fiance of my son) who is also growing into quite a young man.
I am an Oracle database administrator (actually… also an Apps DBA for those of you who know what that is) and an MBA. The MBA didn’t actually gain me much, but it has helped me to understand better how what I do impacts the business and how the business impacts the things that I do.
I ran (okay, okay… per my rheumy… walked very fast) my first half marathon (Valentines day 2010) and my second (February 2011) and a few others since then. Right now, I’m training for the 2019 Princess Fairytale Challenge at Disney. I’m psyched. I never thought I could do a challenge series, and this will prove to me that I can. More to the point, I’ve started to actually improve my run times.
I am 50 something
I am the daughter of a breast cancer survivor.
I am the wife of an Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis patient.
I take pictures
I love Disney
I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (December 2009). This means that I hurt and I get swollen and I will have an autoimmune disease for the rest of my life.
I am a survivor
I am not fast, but I am strong (sometimes)
<this is where you stop and think and take stock of your life>