This may be my last post for a long time. It has been an incredible journey.
For the past year, I’ve been writing a weekly series on ways to get happy for free. It had little to do with money and everything to do with this.
Live intentionally. Be purposeful, mindful and be sure you are doing what you believe you were made to do. Life is too short not to.
I started this blog just two short years ago. At the core of my message was to share our struggles with finances and remove some of the shame that comes with it, give hope to others going through the same debt-ridden path and above all know that life is so much more than money, debt and shopping. So very much more.
As we finally got out of debt, found ourselves featured in everything from Redbook to Anderson Cooper, and back again, our story came full circle. We got out of debt, moved out of the city and found what truly matters in life, each other.
This blog became semi-business but never quite found its footing in the business world, probably because I wasn’t comfortable in it. I kept daydreaming about running from social media, closing down all my accounts and going back to a private life, on the prairie.
It started with pictures of my kids, for just me. Who knew you could take a picture without pressing send to 4 networks?
Then, I made the most ridiculous gingerbread caramel poke cake, and didn’t post about it or take one pic. We ate it and enjoyed it as a family without one thought to share it with the world. How very selfish of me.
Then I started getting emails for campaigns, ambassadorships and all expense paid trips (Miami anyone?), and I found my finger pressing delete over and over. But it’s money..a lot of money.
Then it happened. An old friend came to visit me and we talked as old friends do. She just started a new career, a big career change and I felt a tug in my heart I never felt before. That was it. I was going to make a 180 degree career switch and blogging was not part of the switch.
I am looking to the next 20 years.
What do I want to do, where do I want to be, and I knew it was not here. It’s in private and it involves me going back to school. Yes, after having gotten a Bachelor’s, Master’s and a husband and three kids in tow; I guess it’s time to teach this old dog, new tricks.
I am so ready. So I guess you could say this series, 52 Ways to Get Happy for FREE, has led me to an unexpected, but very welcome new beginning.
My first course starts tomorrow.
This one is just for me, back to civilian life.
Thank you to my loyal readers, friends and fans for all your support, emails, virtual hugs and well wishes over the years. This is not good bye, it’s just see you later.
To read other posts in the 52 Ways to Get Happy for FREE series, click HERE.