Thoughts from the Middle of the Map

April 27 2016

This past year has been a whirlwind. Let me tell you a quick story about Lydia, whose name I will not change to protect the innocent. :)
Lydia and I are both in our late 30s. More than 15 years ago, she would spend time at my house with other friends, though I was never home during these visits. She was a waitress at one of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City. We would frequent the same spots around town, yet we “missed out” on several opportunities to meet. We have both been married, but it took Tinder for us to finally meet last summer. Even though I say we “missed out”, we really didn’t! We have both had amazing lives, and just weren’t ready for each other. Today, we’re happily engaged and in the process of buying a new home together. We’re calling this “The 3rd Chapter”. We believe we saved the best for last in the story of our lives!

Other random things going through my head right now that I would like to say:
Don’t live the same year 75 times, and call it a life.
Get a passport. Fill it with stamps. Repeat.
Be active! I used to tip the scale. For most of my life, I was morbidly obese. At my heaviest I weighed 400 pounds. Those days are behind me. Over the course of a year and a half beginning in 2009, I lost more than half my body weight simply by making better decisions and exercising. YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].

Brad Liggett
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Kansas City, MO

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