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This evening, a few days before the new year, I am sitting with one of the most inspiring people in my life, my mother. She will be running her 7th marathon in Chicago, and I am just in awe of the strength and courage she continues to have. This year has been challenging, heartbreaking and exciting. I have a beautiful daughter, I'm doing the work that I love, and I have a wonderful family who has been very supportive of me this year. 2018 was a tough year. I was diagnosed with Chron's earlier this year, and it was also shortly after my postpartum period when I was sleep deprived, felt like I was doing nothing right, and worried about everything. As I re-prioritize my own health and well-being, I learned that I am much stronger than I originally thought and it is important to me to show my daughter that sometimes life is hard. It's unpredictable, it's chaotic and it can be disappointing, but it's important to ask for help, seek the support of people who care about you, and love yourself for who you are in that moment.
I remember telling my family years ago that I wanted to run a marathon once in my life. I had since given up on that idea, and to be honest, the idea absolutely terrifies me. I am not sure I can do it--the thought of creating a schedule and sticking to it sounds nearly impossible with a toddler, and knowing that I can feel great one week and absolutely awful the next. However, I committed to signing up, and with your support I hope that I can remain motivated to achieve this goal and prove to myself that I can do it!
by Laura Mayer on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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