Are you a dreamer?
Entrepreneurship is a scary word to a lot of people.
The first thing you need to do before you become an entrepreneur is to conquer that little voice of doubt and fear that traps your mind. That little voice is your greatest obstacle.
It will tell you to give up.
It will tell you that it’s not worth it.
It will make sure you fail.
Defeat that doubt. Until then... you are nothing more than a dreamer.
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When you are chasing after whatever it is you want in life, the going will get tough. Real tough. You’ll feel like you will never make it. You’ll wonder if it’s worth it. You’ll doubt yourself.
First of all, this is normal.
Second of all, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐫.
Nothing worth having in life comes easy. Nothing said your dream would be easy.
💸 Getting what you want is expensive! It costs your time. It costs your energy. Sometimes, it costs your peace. 💸
But there is a reason why you are doing this. Not everyone can hack it. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧.
When you feel like you are pushing against a stone wall, remember that it is always darkest before the light. Keep on pushing. 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.
When you finally breakthrough, girl, think of the story you’ll have to tell.
This year, we have had a looming decision over our head for almost the whole year.
Next year. This dude is supposed to start kindergarten. And that pressure has been weighing on us heavily. The pain of how different his journey is from other kids has been harder. More poignant.
Where will he go?
Will he be ok?
What will his schedule look like?
How will we make it work?
Who would stop teaching for a while to get him to where he needs to be.
Could we afford it???
In our house, money is always a factor.
But. This year something amazing happened. At first, I thought it was a fluke. But week after week it kept happening.
This year, thanks to my coaching job, I was able to match and surpass my teaching salary giving us a freedom I never knew possible.
I always told Matt when I matched my teaching salary, I was out.
As we get closer to the end of the year, that decision has been alleviated ten fold but now changed to “was I ready to leave”
I can never explain how much weight has been lifted because financially we didn’t have to worry about the best decision for him.
We could make it for him.
And while I have gone back and forth on if my time with teaching is done. And if I’m ready to move on, it just doesn’t seem to be quite the time.
Despite how challenging my job has become, that classroom is my place.
And now that I don’t have to worry about how well make it work because we can pay for a nanny to pick him up not once But twice a day. Because we can have the money to do whatever we need to do to help him as much as can.
I’m forever grateful to coaching.
Not only has it changed me. My life. My outlook. But it’s directly helped me family in more ways than I can share.
So while I won’t quite be leaving the classroom yet.
I do feel confident (once we iron out a few wrinkles) that we have the best plan in place for him. Our chicken loving. Critter reading. Outdoor fanatic. And for that. I’m Grateful.
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511 hour ago
Transforming from the inside out ❤️. .
I am proud of the outside transformation but it’s the inside change that I am most proud of and makes me smile 😊. I knew something needed to be changed but I wasn’t sure what or how. 🤷🏻♀️ .
It wasn’t just the consistent workouts and nutrition that made the change but the accountability of my fit family, the personal development books, the daily devotions, the reminder to speak self love and not self hate. All of these things helped make that internal shift from hate to love 💕. .
It didn’t happen overnight, but each day brought me one step closer to accepting me and loving me from the inside out!! .
I’m paying it forward - I’m so grateful that my coach reaches out to me and helped me see that my beauty doesn’t come from anyone else. It’s my turn to help you! Let’s work together to transform from the inside out 👍🏼. #mindsetshift#healthylifestyles
Keeping it real Tuesday!!! Every Tuesday I hope to share something real and raw. My weaknesses. My mistakes. Whatever is real in the hopes of counteracting the messages Instagram tends to send of perfection. I am not super groomed and this isn’t over planned. That’s the purpose.
My point is to encourage you and help you to not feel alone because that is the place where we find self acceptance and can begin to grow to living our life more fully.
This is a quick imperfect and super vulnerable video that I hope will spark something good for you today!
Yes, it’s cut off at the end, but I just wasn’t fast enough and want it unedited... not polished :) hence imperfection! So there ha!
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We were young, madly in love, married only a few years and Brunswick, Maine was our first duty station. It was also where we bought our first fixer upper and so many other fun memories.
Michael and I haven’t forgotten about Maine. It’s beauty, people and slower way of life stayed with us. Now six duty stations later we are nearing our time to retire.
This summer we are going camping for two - three weeks in Maine to find our “forever land.” The thought of tent camping with four kids for that much time sounded like such an adventure.... 😬 well not for my back anyways.
Last night the start of our NEW LIFE began 😍 we bought a new to us 25ft camping trailer. It sleeps eight, is in mint condition and I still cannot believe the deal we got. Plus it was as if the Universe was speaking to us because the trailer has Maine plates already in Maryland 😱✨ Not only will this trailer make our trip way more enjoyable for this mama, but we will have a place to live while the first part of our dream home/farm is built.
“Everyone is looking for the road to success yet no one is willing to pay for the admission ticket.” 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼 I came home today from a long & VERY busy day at work- that’s the rest of my lunch btw sitting next to me at 5pm— and I only had a brief pause before heading to basketball practice🏀. Trust me, I wanted to rest after work today but that’s not what the road to success looks like. I know there’s nothing sexy about the behind the scenes hustle but it is SO WORTH IT!
That unsexy hustle though, earned me a spot on a retreat in Naples! Guess I’ll just rest when I get to Florida on Thursday instead. 😝🌺☀️
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