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I am inspired by those around me and I hope to inspire others.

It’s mid-August.

Summer is winding down and I already can’t wait for fall. Fall has always been my favorite time of year, but this year we have planned our vacation for late October. A first-time trip to Salem, Massachusetts! Salem? Deep into October? Yes, please!

As of now, I’m living in North Royalton - a southern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

I got some bad health news in July and have been in the process of making some big changes in my lifestyle. A little over a month later, I’ve lost 30 pounds and am starting to feel better. It’s a long journey, but I’m determined to make it. I’m almost 50 years old and I’m looking at the second half of my life. Looking back - I’ve played a sloppy first half. It’s time to take control.

My daughter Ashley is still enjoying her position as a grant coordinator for Providence House of Cleveland.

I recently picked up a eReader (Kobo, not a Kindle) and have loaded it with books I’ve been wanting to read. The novelty of a new toy has found me finishing two books already! Such convenience to be able to take more than 50 books with me almost everywhere!