What a crazy ride the last few years have been... So many changes that I never dreamed of and most of them good. Here I am going to start another stage, it's very exciting and scary at the same time.
I've been running a day care from home for the last 13 years and have had the joy of watching children grow and learn. These children have become a part of me and my extended family. A few even tell people they live at Maura's house. I hope they have had a positive experience with me and that they will come back to visit in the years to come. Now with the state requiring me to cover the playgound with wood chips, 9" no less, it looks like this is the time to change directions. The cost is out of my range but additionally I don't want the wood chips and mess in my yard. I don't feel they are safer than a child falling on the grass off of a swing and am worried that the little ones will try to eat them.
You will find me in the gym a lot more getting back the strength I have lost over the last few months of endless meetings. Running CrossFit kids and CrossFit classes, starting new programs and seeing where it all takes me. I am truly excited and looking forward to the opportunities that are open to me.
Oddly enough if there had to be a time to change directions maybe this is a good one. I haven't stopped running in the last three years since my divorce. Never had the time for a vacation. Hopefully this will allow me to spend more time with my children over the summer and take a break for myself as well. Maybe even get to see friends that I just haven't had time to visit.
Hope to see you soon!