Bikinis in the Snow: 2017 Challenge to Live Life to the Fullest

Polar Bear Splash January 1, 2017 - Barton Springs in Austin, Texas
Polar Bear Splash January 1, 2017 - Barton Springs in Austin, Texas

My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have two kids. Like most couples, we have been through good times and bad times together. In 2009, things were going pretty well. We had two toddlers, were figuring out parenthood, and then, BAM! I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After that, we have tried to focus more on living life to the fullest. Often though, we feel like we get stuck in a rut.

Before kids, we used to try a different restaurant every week. During the workweek, I would find new recipes online and in cookbooks (yes, we actually own cookbooks). Then, on the weekends, we would take excursions in and outside of the city. We traveled, played softball, and even salsa danced together.

Now, with the demands of work, parenting, and more we often default to the easy or routine. Most weeks, our dinners are usually a variation of the same thing. Our evenings, after putting the kids to bed, are spent watching TV shows or movies together because we cannot think of anything else to do together. Weekends are filled with sports games and birthday parties. Yes, we still love each other and enjoy each other’s company, but we are ready for a change. Therefore, we decided 2017 is going to be the year of taking chances, getting out of our comfort zone, and trying new things.

You only live once! This year, Morry and I will be taking on challenges and we would love for you to join us. Join our Facebook group, Bikinis in the Snow to follow along on our journey.

Together, we came up with the idea of Bikinis in the Snow, a symbolism of taking chances, being a little bit crazy, and celebrating life. With our busy schedules and responsibilities, we hope to still be able to find ways big and small to challenge us to take chances and try new things.

We will take chances, hope to get out of our rut, have fun, and enjoy life.

We hope you will join us. Let’s do this together and make 2017 the year of Bikinis in the Snow.

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