Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's been awhile...

Well, I haven't been on my blog in what seems to be an eternity...whew. I don't know where to begin...I wish I had some great new crafty-holiday-thingys to share, but the truth is, I don't...because I haven't had time to MAKE anything crafty or holiday-y. :) WHY? Well, let me tell you...

Last weekend I went to a three-day weekend workshop to bring together everything I had been learning on my own over the last five months to become a personal trainer. 


Yup. Me. I did it, people. I studied for months, I read and re-read and had some support from some extremely wonderful and motivating people in my life. 

I was nervous. I hadn't taken a standardized test since, well, high school. Yes, I took tests in college, but my degree was English/Journalism...tests came in the form of papers...long, long papers and AP article writing. NOT multiple choice and practical tests. 

But I did it. I did it. I did it. Can you tell I'm pretty excited I did it? 
And it's done. And I passed. And I think that makes me {somewhat} legit. :)

And when I taught my group fitness class on Monday, I LOVED putting some of what I learned to use. I was giddy. I'm such a nerd. 

SO - the crafty-holiday thingys will come back soon, but for now, I'm enjoying NO late night studying, NO test anxiety and the awesome feeling that comes with accomplishing something BIG I set my mind to accomplish. 

I'll get back to my blogging/crafting/dreaming of DIY projects in no time. I promise. Till then...anyone need a trainer? ;)



d.p.e. said...

in need of a trainer willing to travel...:) congrats Tracey. happy that you are happy with your accomplishment.

Tracey English said...

Thanks, Darren! Who would have thought it so long ago, huh? ;)

Tanner and Leah said...

Yay Tracey! You will kick everyone's butt into shape!

Tracey's bookshelf: read

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
My Sister's Keeper
Nineteen Minutes
The Pact
The Tenth Circle
Change of Heart
Keeping Faith
Handle with Care
House Rules
More Than It Hurts You
Amy and Isabelle
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Widow for One Year
The 158-Pound Marriage
To the Lighthouse
Between the Acts
A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas
The Help

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