Wow! I can't believe it's been a month and a half since our last posting. That is what happens when you are living life to the fullest; when you are living life the right way. It seems that time has been operating on full throttle. 

Sometimes, you don't ever want to stop the ride that you're on. You want to keep going on and on and on because the feeling is just so great. That is how this past month has been. Yes, there have been bad days mixed in with a lot of those good ones, but that is living life with Parkinson's.

I have become more goal-oriented. I have a few goals that I want to accomplish and a few others that I already have since my last post.Very few of these milestones have a time factor, but there are a couple that lets me know that I am human.

First, I completed the course I was taking this summer and has resulted my teaching license was renewed for five more years. It is already in the back of my mind what will life look like five years from now with Parkinson's disease. At times it's hard to comprehend as I am living just one day at a time.

I set a goal to run a 5K race in October as that was part of my routine before the diagnosis and the debilitating months leading to it. But a bum knee is dedicate me from this goal temporarily.

I try to train as often as I am able. I've also had a couple days where I have exerted a lot more steps than I thought were possible. For a lot of people the goal of walking 10,000 steps in a day is tough to attain especially with the sedentary lives that we lead. Twice, once in August and once this past weekend, I shattered this goal by walking over 15,000 and 19,500 steps respectively.

Looking ahead, these are just a few of the goals I hope to accomplish. I know it will not always be sunny and bright in our lives and that sometimes a little rain will fall. Life doesn't slow down just because you don't feel well or you are sore or thing this are not going your way. What my wife and I have learned is that we can slow down life by appreciating and living each minute. We take the time to enjoy God's creation - from the beauty of nature to the chaos of everyday tasks.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:33-34