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It's true. For so many years I have been the one to stay home. On purpose. By choice. Going out and doing fun things was awkward, embarrassing, and (very honestly) just trying to figure out what to wear made it too much trouble.

Today (yes, today!) we took three of the kids to Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (one of the venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Utah) and went tubing.

We had a blast.

So what did I wear? Black thermals that are a size or two too large, ski pants that had to be cinched and were still baggy, and a really bulky coat. But, I'm not complaining.

Next year I'll be happy to buy some cool ski gear to fit my much better mood.

What adventures have you been doing? What have you been waiting to do? Stop waiting!

Alison Moore Smith is a 57-year-old entrepreneur. She has been (very happily) married to Samuel M. Smith for 36 years. They are the parents of six incredible children and the grandparents to one astounding ginger grandson.

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