Where Do You Sit?

I had a PolySci professor who would bellow again and again and again, every single class, “Where you sit is where you stand!” It was a call to action. It was a call to the realization that even NOT taking action is also an action. It was a call to the reality that even a non-decision is a decision unto itself.

He didn’t want us to just go along with the status quo. He wanted us to continue to challenge the “this is the way it’s always been done” of life. And, although he an I were on opposite sides of the political fence, he felt as if he had done his due diligence by making sure I stood somewhere, that I chose to stand for something.

I don’t remember much from that class except that prof allowed me to spend an entire semester studying all there was to know about Arnold Schwarzenegger for my semester project, and this phrase the he would repeat. However, I do remember that line A LOT. I remember it when I am challenged or when I’m unsure. I remember it when I am indecisive or calculating. I remember it when I don’t feel like creating a #DAILYCHEER video for my YouTube channel but then hear that phrase in my mind’s ear and always remember that optimism and energy and motivation and problem solving is what I stand for.

So, where do you sit or stand today? Even in this presidential election year, this isn’t actually meant to be a classically political statement. It’s more of a statement to encourage you to live the life you believe in, one that you are proud of. Allow yourself to be heard, realizing that sitting back and just allowing life to happen to you is making it’s own statement. Don’t allow yourself to be relegated to the back of the bus on issues you find important. Stand up.

Where YOU sit is where YOU stand!

Until next time, my friends…

Make it a great day,

Mari!yn

True Love Gives All

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Love is wonderful!
Being loved is beautiful, euphoric!
But true love does not take everything without giving everything in return.
Protect yourselves from anything but this full-on, all-in kind of love!

Make it a great day,
Mari!yn

NEW VIDEO UP: Texas Truisms Confirmed

Hi, Y’all!

Texas is such a fun state to be from, and it’s an even funner (yeah, I said funner…deal) state to return to after living in the Midwest. Since returning to the Lone Star State, I’ve seen things that used to be the “norm” and now stand out to me, and usually also make me laugh a little.Where else would I choose to share these insights, but right here with y’all?!?

Enjoy the hilarity that is this collection of hilarity: Texas Truisms Confirmed!

Until next time, folks…

Make it a great day,

Mari!yn

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LaCrosse Omnium: Day 3

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Representing the Brazen Dropouts on this overcast May morning!

I’m so proud of my son! His final stage road race today wasn’t without frustration, but he is a champion cyclist at heart so he has dreams too big to be brought down by a single race.

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The walk to the car after the road race, with his head still held high!

Morgan had a great weekend of racing and still, on our way home asked for a detour so he could get back on his bike and ride three miles uphill through Amish country. He never ceases to amaze me!

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Family selfie!

Everything about our traveling race weekend was terrific. I’m so blessed to be able to make these jaunts in support of my kid’s adventures! I know I’m TOTALLY “that mom” but I love it and I wouldn’t trade these memories for anything in the world!

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Captains America 🙂

Thank YOU ALL for joining in our journey! Until next time…

Make it a great day,
Marilyn

Get On Your Bike and Ride!!!

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Wishing I were on my bicycle RIGHT NOW!

As you can tell from every social media outlet I’m associated with, this weekend is one of cycling obsession for me! So, what better focus for me to have Day 4 of my 1000 Days Younger Challenge to be ALL about cycling!

#GETTINGYOUNGEREVERYDAY: DAY 4
Get off of your butt and ride!!!

Make it a great day,
Marilyn

LaCrosse Omnium: Day 2

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Morgan, his coach, and teammate Sam

Crit day rocked and Morgan did a great job. He ended up 5th in his field, which was certainly a solid placement in a strong field!

The kids and I have been having so much fun in LaCrosse, playing, cheering, exploring, and eating (which we call “refueling” to make it sound more cycling official)!!!

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We’re having a terrific time and are liking forward to tomorrow morning’s long road race.

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Make it a great day,
Marilyn