Still Feels Like A Pinch Me Moment Everytime
One of the things my husband and I started talking about very early in our relationship was how much we both wanted to travel. There were so many places we hadn't seen but wanted to. I know many couples do a lot of traveling together while dating or engaged and then the first few years while they are married, enjoying each others comapny. For my husband and I we met while we were in college and the travel budget was non existant. We were married young and I was 21 years old when we had our first child and within in the next few years would have two more children, so the traveling budget became even more non existant. We couldn't even manage to save enough money to have the honeymoon we dreamed of having. We ended up attending a time share presentation to earn a hotel stay in Florida and that was how we afforded our honeymoon. We went from talking and dreaming about traveling together to all the places we couldn't wait to travel to, to being fortunate enough if we could manage up enough money to travel to Florida once a year to stay with my grandparents as a family. The talks of traveling started to fade away and eventually we stopped dreaming about the places we wanted to visit. Money was tight, three young kids, my husband was going to school and neither of us having any paid vacation days we felt blessed we were even able to make our trip to Florida happen. It is expensive buying five plane tickets and missing a weeks worth of pay for the both of us.
In Janaury of 2015 I decided to close the doors to my interior decorating business and pursue the coaching opportunity. After being a client for almost a year and finally being able to feel the best I had ever felt in years, I wanted to help others feel this good too. I was so scared to take this leap of faith doing something so unconvential and something I never imagined myself doing. What I have learned over the past three years is some of the best things that have happened in my life, are the ones I didn't plan myself. That January I joined our company they presented us the opportunity to earn a vacation. It was a cruise to Jamaica and the Bahamas. Two places my husband and I had never been, two places we had dreamt about. We also had never been on a cruise before. I knew earning that trip would be that honeymoon we had dreamt of having 13 years prior and I remember that day telling my husband I was going to earn that trip for us. I found out what the requirements were and every month for a year I met those requirements. I ended up earning that trip and it was a trip we will forever be grateful for. It reminded us of all the things we were missing out on in our relationship. We laughed so hard we creid, we got dressed up and went out on dates, we went on adventures together and kissed more than we had in a very long time. That trip was one of the best thing I couldve earned for our marriage. We left that trip feeling stronger than ever and a marriage that felt renewed. The coaching opportunity has provided so many opportunies to travel and these past three years we have been making up for all the years we were ubable to.
This past Janaury I was offered another opportunity to earn a trip and it happened to be a cruise. I told my husband and my three children I was earning this trip for the five of us. As of this past weekend, I did just that. I earned all the qaulifications I needed to meet only 6 full months into the year. For the frist time ever we will be going on a cruise together as a family on the Harmony of the Seas by Royal Caribbean and we will be headed to a private island and to the bahamas. The trip gets even better because after all these years of my children dreaming of going to Atlantis, I get to make that dream come true!
I sit here feeling so garetful I trusted my gut feeling and listened to what was pulling at my heart strings. I went from dreaming, to not dreaming at all for so many years and maybe that is why I feel incredibly grateful for this opportunity. There is nothing better than watching all your hard work pay off and there is nothing better than being able to make your families dreams come true. I am pretty sure these moments are always going to feel like pinch me moments. You always appreciate those moments you work so hard to achieve so much more than you would just having it handed to you and honestly I wouldn't have it any other way. Our children see how hard my husband and I have work to achieve the life we are able to live, they know what is possible when you set goals, work hard to achieve them and achieve them because you never give up. I went from being a mom who didn't feel so great about the exampe she was once setting to feeling so proud of the example I have been working hard to set. You want to change your life or the way you are living your life? The opportunity is there for us all, t's just most people aren't willing to do the work to achieve it. Let me tell you, it is worht all the time, effort and pouring my heart n soul into this business when I get to create moments and memroies like this for my family. Without this opportunity these moments would be not possible. You want to dream again and work hard to make those dreams come true? I want to encourage you to do so and if what you are doing now is not going to allow you to live that life you are dreaming than maybe this opportunity is just what your life has been craving to. If you currently live a healthy lifestyle and would love to make an income because you are making a positive impact I would love to chat with you to see if becoming an Accountability Coach is the perfect fit for you! Message me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org