That was unexpected.
But onto the more important topic: everything that has come from this newfound freedom I’ve come into.
Since realizing my marriage was over, I have had a lot more time to discover myself and what I love in life. I’ve become a certified personal trainer, joined a band, and have lost about 20 pounds. I’ve never been in better health in my entire life. For the first time in 30 years, I completely love God and myself. I am the happiest I’ve been in years. And I look forward to my exciting future. I know God has a plan for me and my life, and I’m trying my best to follow Him.
I started attending a wonderful Christian Church last fall and I’ve fallen in love with the people and the area. I’m buying a condo in the area and will be moving as soon as we close on the house in Niles, which will be in March. In addition to the church, I absolutely love the area and always have. I’ve just never lived in the area since it never really was an option for me to until now. I’m looking forward to starting my new life in a brand new area. 🙂
I also joined the church’s band recently, I will be playing my violin in the midst of electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and drums. Literally a rockstar for God. 😉 In addition to this, I am going to try my hand at writing/creating music and possibly professionally recording myself sometime this year. This is just an idea at this point, and I plan on exploring it further after I move and settle into my new life a little more.
Through my continued Kung Fu training, half-marathon training, and my personal training I’ve been exercising about 5-6 times a week, which is more than I have ever worked out before. It’s getting to the point that I’m addicted to working out. It has helped me relieve stress and clear my mind. In April, I’m going to Orlando to run the Star Wars Dark Side half marathon with my running partner Sarah. 🙂
In addition to being a personal trainer at Snap Fitness in Glenview, I am also offering personal training through my Kung Fu school in the Ravenswood area of Chicago. I’m also creating my own personal training business which is called Self Evolve. I’m currently working on the logo and website, which will be going public within the next month or so. Once it’s public, I will write a blog post in regards to the business and the idea behind it.
My day job in IT sales is also going well. I’m currently working towards building my customer database and working towards the potential of being promoted this year of 2017 as well. I enjoy the job despite it not quite being my dream job; the company and the people I work with are wonderful. I look forward to my future at the company and in sales. 🙂
I’ve learned a lot of life lessons over the past several months, but through them I’ve been growing into the person I’m supposed to be. Everyday I wake up praising God and I end my day in quiet prayer with Him. My friendships and relationships have also been growing and improving recently. Oh and there’s a new boy, but that’s for next time. I look forward to my bright future. 🙂