One of the things that I absolutely love, right now, is flexibility. We can get school work done quickly, or we can pause in the middle of the day and finish later.
It’s something we couldn’t do, before. I’m so thankful for my husband’s new job! On his slow days, we can go swimming or exploring in the middle of the day.
Years ago, I had partnered with a company, and something we did was make Vision Boards. Some of the things on my vision board were travel and flexibility.
I thought that we had to be at a certain income level to be able to do that.
What I learned was, that I don’t have to reach x,y,z expectation before doing anything. If we just take that first step, God will lead us. Our motto over the last few years has been: We will say yes until God says no.
It’s been amazing to see how He shows up, when I get out of my own way!
What are some of your dreams? What would you give up to get there?!
I don’t know if it’s because it’s starting to warm up, or what- but the kids and I have been on a smoothie kick, lately.
I love how easy it is to throw a few simple ingredients in my ninja, and bam- less than 5 minutes later my breakfast, lunch, supper or snack is ready.
In my 20’s, I was on board with doing things “the hard way”, if it saved money.
However, in my 30s, I’m willing to pay a little more to make life simpler.
This conversation came up with my hubby and I the other night.
We were looking at camper vans, and dreaming about what we would want to get when the kids are older and have moved out. I told him, I’d much rather pay someone to professionally build out a camper van for us.
There are some things, in life, I haven’t enjoyed, simply because I felt like the process made me feel like I was fitting a square peg in a round hole. But, once I bought x,y,z- it made the process much more enjoyable.
What’s something you have bought to make life a little simpler?!
For my son’s birthday, back in October, he wanted me to make him a cake. The way our plans for him played out, we didn’t have time on his birthday. So, we got him cupcakes from Wal-mart, and had his birthday experience celebration. I told him we can always make one later.
Then, life happened. And we didn’t make time around his birthday to make a cake. Well, I had the idea to celebrate with a birthday cake on his 1/2 birthday. . . And he has been eating it up ( no pun intended).
He has been living it up, all day!
Friday donuts were, of course, for his 1/2 birthday. Haha.
He got to lick the spoon AND the whisk, because, of course, it‘s his 1/2 birthday.
Needless to say- I think we’ve started a new tradition.
One of these kids just walked up to me, with a look on their face that said “I’m about to say something sweet and thoughtful” only to then come out and say: “Mom, But why does it have to rain alllll day???”
Like I have some sort of control over what the weather does??