In a blog from last month, Kelsey Turek wrote about how, a year after a painful loss of a friend, she has found peace.
"One year ago, I posted about how tragedy can motivate you to live healthier and stronger," she wrote. "One year later, I have a job (well, several) that I love; I have fallen in love with the most wonderful man; I have come to realize how much money doesn’t matter when you’re truly happy (soul and all); and I continue to learn every day how important family, a few close friends, and God are to keeping you positive, sane, and walking forward day in and day out."
Turek, a local fitness instructor and health nut, maintains an active blog called "Strengthandsweat." To read her very personal Aug. 7 blog, "A year later, you can't have it all," click here.