There are consequences to my mantra, “Simplify 2012”.
Simplify 2012 has taken me places I really didn’t see coming (e.g., moving to North Austin). Even things that I might, without this focus, overlook, or more accurately, dismiss.
The short story is that I internalized “Simplify 2012” following IMAZ. Needing to bring peace to our family, I went about purging the house, selling or donating “stuff” that once seemed on the path to happiness, figuring how to make this logistically simpler – spending time on priorities, or letting go of monuments to expected critical points on the path of life.
The big changes:
- Autumn now goes to Chaparrel Star Academy (compressed-day charter
school) ½ day & rides or works at the horse stable the other half
- Moving less than 400 meters from the pony barn at the stable
- New house is smaller with the perfect “teenager liar” upstairs and
a pool and bathroom out back
The consequences include being more present, enjoying what is happening now as well as being unfit. The fabulous part is that the former has the potential to permeate the future, whereas the latter is utterly changeable.
June 11, 2012 brought a new goal, albeit with the same mantra. New goal: Run in Kona (versus shuffle in Kona). With all the other changes, I sought change here too. I’ll be training with someone you all know – someone with experience (she won the amateur women’s race in Kona the last time I was there, in 2008) built on a base of education and training. I intend to post quite a bit about my training this time. Usually, I’m stealthy about my racing and training, but I think I’ll make a change there, too.
Following Run in Kona will be “Grow the Business” in 2013. I always have plans.
For now, I’m back to the joy of hanging with 8 teen-ish kids in the pool. XX to all.
Fun and maybe related pics:
Billy Mae and Pixie: My running posse (they are so cute, they get a double post)
Autumn and Bopper – the dynamic duo (brag: they swept the last show, with a double champion in equitation and hunter divisions as well as the 2’6” medal win)
Autumn and Rocco (the “other pony” in our lives in June and July)
Autumn and Simon – the new addition; he remains in a training program for awhile