I love being a nurse. I love being an entrepreneur. I hate our broken healthcare system that left me working in an operating room for 21 straight hours with no water, no break, no managers who cared. So I quit. The next week I turned in my notice and retired from nursing at 28.
Fast forward to September 2019. I was in the labor and delivery room, scheduling posts to Facebook from my phone. She was days old when I went Live on Sunday night to work. I was rocking mesh underwear and trying not to leak breast milk or sweat through the clothes I was selling that night because my hormones were all over the place and I leaked at the sound of her even smallest of cries. When you’re a self employed truly small business, if you don’t work, you don’t get paid. There is no maternity leave. I’m sad that I couldn’t focus 100% of my attention on her. I’ll never get that back. I’ve thought about a part time return to the nursing world to reclaim even a small constant stream of income to take some stress off my business but paying for child care would negate any dollar I could bring home. So I continue to hustle at home when I can, living that self employed life and being at home with my girl. No answer is the right answer, so I’ll stay where I am. Money isn’t everything, but is a necessity to a degree. As long as I’m taking care of people (physically when they’re unwell or emotionally by making sure you feel beautiful) and making an impact financially for my family, that’s all I want. So thank you if you’ve ever shopped with me. Thank you if you have ever allowed me to take care of you. Thank you for coming to my classes under the orange lights. Thank you for supporting me and also my family. #thesisushop#thisispostpartum#thefourthtrimester#retired#nurselife#mama#motherhood#firsttimemom#boutique#boutiquelife#impact#chooseyourhard#choosejoy#girlmom#womeninbusiness#entrepreneur#starttoday#girlboss#otfcoach
“I’m just on my way to the market to pick up vegetables, so my wife can start making dinner. Post retirement that’s become our routine!”
“How’s the retired life?”
“It’s going well -- it’s a lot about reading newspapers from cover to cover, longer walks with the wife and doing things in partnership. I buy the veggies - she cooks, I set the table - she clears it, she sometimes puts too much salt in the food - I still happily eat it!”
i can’t even put into words how much this sport means to me, so i’ll have to keep this short. thank you, swimming, for the most amazing 8 years of my life. i’ll love you forever. #retired
4716523 February, 2020
My financial advisor is always on my ass about a retirement plan. This is it, I live in a treehouse in the jungle and connect to my circadian rhythms. He’s gonna be so proud. #retired#nevercomingback#goodbyecruelworld
1421122 February, 2020
Still doing somersaults anywhere in the world 🌍☀️ #retired
Investing and trading are two very different things.
When you invest, your intent is to hold a company for YEARS. It's a long term play. Patience. Discipline. And not getting bent out of shape when your account is in the red. Markets rise, markets dip, companies kick ass, and companies fuck up. However, long term they are usually trending UP. It's just the nature of the beast.
Be greedy when other people are fearful. Be fearful when other people are greedy.
Even at a $700 loss, there is no reason to be fearful.
Congrats to Todd Tressider for a great interview on The Money Millhouse. @themoneymillhouse
https://themoneymillhouse.com/how-much-money-retire-todd-tresidder-financial-mentor-2/ "The need to predict the future is a fundamental, inescapable limitation to the conventional retirement planning process that converts the precise façade of science with all the computerized retirement calculators into the vagary of art." You can learn more about Todd at http://financialmentor.com.
How is this a part of my life? Everyone had such a good time at our SOLD OUT Event at Thompson Cadillac in Springfield Missouri. It was sooo much fun and I am already looking forward to doing this again.
Are you tired of working 1, 2 or even 3 jobs trying to hang on to what you have. Do you even get to enjoy those things you are hanging on too since work may feel more like home to you.
There is a way to do something you love and get to actually live and enjoy life. I am so blessed to have found it👉or maybe it found me....and maybe you are here reading this because it’s finding you too. .
403 hours ago
Pretty nice day to be collecting our new caravan 😎
Who says your nails 💅have to all match...?!? I have never been one to apply solids being i have had such a hard time applying...since then i have been using a new method to apply solids and I’m in love 😍😍 i cant wait to try different solid combos!
Come check out the Laguna Beach Garden Club on Friday, March 13 at 9:30 and hear from our fantastic guest speaker Joe Lamp’l
Joe will be presenting
GROWING A GREENER WORLD – A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR STORIES FROM THE PAST 9 SEASONS
In this inspiring and motivational session, Joe draws on his extensive travel across America to produce and host his Emmy award-winning national public television series Growing a Greener World®. With an extensive collection of stories over 100 episodes, through beautiful high definition video and award-winning photography, you’ll meet some of the most fascinating people, see some of the most interesting places and discover organizations doing great things for the planet, all with an emphasis on gardening and a common thread that will empower each of us to advance the cause of these gardening heroes in our own communities.
Joe’s infatuation with gardening and nature began as a child after a run-in with his parents’ favorite shrub, he panicked and jammed the broken branch into the ground. A few weeks later, it had taken root. Joe was not only relieved; he was also hooked on horticulture.
Joe Lamp’l is the Creator, Host and Executive Producer of the Emmy-award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World®, Founder of joegardener.com, and creator of the newjoe gardener Online Gardening Academy™. He is also the previous host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network, as well as on-air contributor to The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Weather Channel. Past awards include The American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, which recognizes effective and inspirational communication—through print, radio, television, podcasts and other online media.
Meetings are held at:
Laguna Presbyterian Church, Tankersley Hall
415 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, Ca 92651
This picture reminds me of the good place I’m in right now. This is a genuine smile of happiness.
No, everything is not perfect. I’m still trying to figure out my place in life after retiring from the military, but I feel like I’m finally starting to lose the anxiety and feeling of “what’s next for me?” I have faith the path I’m currently on will lead me to the place I need to be.
The last year has been a learning experience. I’ve been figuring out what needs to be in my life, and what I can live without.
What’s helped me the most is surrounding myself with some great people I’ve been lucky enough to meet. I couldn’t have gotten through it without some of you who have been there for me.