It's Been A Long Time...

Saturday, May 08, 2010

I have been awol from SP for so long I know.

I garnered so much knowledge and support and yet gave of myself a bit more than I received and hence my absence.

Something about this forum made me think... "How many minutes and hours of my life, am I investing when I could be sleeping, exercising, planning?"

It's not that I don't love the community, but for me, it became an addiction, at the expense of MYSELF.

Just saying that I LOVE my very SPECIAL SPARK FRIENDS that I remain interractive with, but life moves forward, and times change, and this makes me sad in a sense. Yet in another sense, I am so very thankful that I garnered the tools here to make a start, that otherwise I would have never had the courage to make.

I ran my first half marathon last weekend and I would have never imagined this as a possibility in my life-time. But I did it. I did. And I did it through sheer determination and pain and strength and lesser time on the internet.

Just sayin'....
AND thankin' my SP friends for all the previous love.

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    i completely relate sis...ive since cut my sparking down quite a bit and for me, the weight's coming off again. i wish u all the best in whatever u do...and a big congrats on ur half marathon...u made it happen and im so proud of u. miss u lots...aloha nui!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3092 days ago
    wow, i left for a similar reason. i got too overwhelmed with trying to stay up to date with everyone and i burned out. i'm sorry i didn't keep in touch with you during my abscence though because you're one of my very favorite SP buddies! emoticon
    3496 days ago
    Bravo for your half marathon!!!
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    I've also been away from SP too long--too busy at work. And now that I'm on vacation, I still need to watch my time at the computer. It's so easy to think that because I'm sparking, and blogging, and commenting, etc.....that I'm really DOING something! All that stuff motivates me, but I'm trying to exercise first, and THEN sit at the computer.

    Great to hear from you! I always love your blogs! emoticon
    3538 days ago
    Yea! for the half marathon. And I know exactly what you are talking about with the giving too much of yourself! That happened to me a year ago. I am just now back at sparks, and logging in one time a day for the accountability, and support. I gave up leading the team I used to lead, and dropped my teams down significantly. I just want to be healthy!!

    Best of luck to you!
    3542 days ago
    emoticon Congrats on your race and thanks for the update! Keep making the best choices for yourself and don't look back...
    3543 days ago
    Congratulations on running that half-marathon, Lynne! That's a huge accomplishment! You should be proud!
    3543 days ago
    Hi Lynne! Congratulations on progressively progressing!!

    You allowed your inner runner out and she hasn't looked back. She will continue to carry you to more treasure. I have no doubt she will lead you to more hidden potential within your heart. She ignited a prevailing strength that you can draw on forever.

    I'm so happy to see your joy!!

    Blogging has been a major part of my journey. Both capturing my thoughts and reaching out to touch and be touched by the world! But the addiction is waning. I'm torn to make the decision to cut back.

    As you say, sleeping, exercising and planning takes up enough hours in the day.

    You are a true SparkGirl and always will be. Your friendship is priceless to me!

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    3543 days ago
  • BIBS4664
    Congrats on your half marathon. A journey is as individual as the traveler. You have touched me too. Sparkle on!!!
    3543 days ago
  • SANDYB223
    As always, you are a true inspiration. So very proud of you and your accomplishments. You have touched my life in many ways, and I hope to continue our friendship. I too have strayed from the Spark ways somewhat, but I hope that we can share a little about our lives on occasion. Love and hugs....and fortitude to continue reaching and growing.....
    3543 days ago
    Values and priorities. Controlling the mind (rather that the reverse!).'ve got it goin'!!!

    I applaud you on all you've accomplished in caring for your body*mind*spirit via SP -- including the HALF MARATHON-- and support you in your decision to moderate internet time.
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    Blessed be!
    3543 days ago
    I'm so glad that you touched part of our lives and thank you for sharing what you did share with us. It's wonderful to see how you started out in SP and that you moved on toward higher goals. That's what this community is all about, igniting the spark. Those of us who stick around here haven't reached that realm yet but we hope to one day, and we can look to members like you with hope in our hearts. Thank you for everything! Come back and visit once in a while and tell us what's happening with your life.
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    3543 days ago
    Great job on your half marathon. Take care of yourself.

    Good luck on your health journey.
    3544 days ago
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