A Sharpie Update

Hey cousins! I hope everyone is having a great start to their summer. It is starting to warm up out there. If you are training be sure to keep the fluids and electrolytes flowing. I know it has been quiet on this blog and social pages in the past few weeks. I have had a ton going on in my personal life. Since we are family and all, I thought I would fill you in on what has been going on.

Sharpie has an update he wants to share with all of you!

First, my grandmother had heart surgery last Monday. As you could imagine, it was all hands on deck at the Starr compound and hospital. Over the past weeks, my entire family has been preparing, and supporting via rotations in and out of the hospital to ensure my grandma is as comfortable as possible. Thank the stars she is healing up nicely and ahead of schedule. We hope to bring her home this weekend.

This has done quite the number on everyone in my family. Lots of worry, concern, and prayers. But again, thankfully she is doing amazing. I am sure we will all be happy when she is home. This has taken so much of my attention. I haven’t run. I have worked remotely. I haven’t been the best at keeping friends in the loop or even engaging. Frankly, I don’t/didn’t have the emotionally availability up until this week. I am feeling much better about life these days, so now to screw my head back on and get some endurance back…because I am out of shape and I feel it.

With her being in the hospital, of course you have time to think and reflect on your own life and circumstances. I have been trying hard through therapy and other means to really focus on the things that matter and discard the things that do not. Life is delicate and precious and the one thing you can not get back is time. If there is something you want to do or a situation you want to change…get on it. Time isn’t going to wait and the world is going to move on without you. All of this has also given the insight to slow down and appreciate more of life. I am so on-the-go I often miss out on some great memories. I don’t do this intentionally, it’s just how my mind is wired. I am forcing myself to stay in the moment more and just enjoy. Life moves fast. The relationships and memories you create are what matter.

Through all of this, I have been exploring new exciting opportunities to grow professionally. And Monday, I think I received some amazing news. I am still sorting out details so pardon the vagueness. But, I mention this because this has been a topic that has been on my heart and spirit for more than a year. I think I reached my breakthrough…just when I had about given up and felt I couldn’t push any further. My soul is tired. I needed the boost in confidence. So, as I move through next steps just keep the good thoughts coming. I will share what the news is soon…I promise.

So that’s what has been going on over here. I should be back to normal next week. Thanks for the well wishes and for those of you that have been checking on me. I really do appreciate it. Now, it’s my turn to take Grandma duty 🙂