I’ve been a size 2 and a size 16 waist, loved my marriage and hated it. Same goes for motherhood. It hasn’t always suited me. Motherhood and marriage challenge my greatest weakness everyday: impatience. And yet this impatience is the reason why I meet goals. I meet pretty huge ones because I am always impatient enough not to. I have it all even within the limitations of my so-called weakness.
|Calderitas, Quintano Roo, Mexico|
Today, my family is truly a work in progress and no matter the hills or the valleys, because there have been plenty of both, we’ve always had it all, always.
When my husband and I were so broke that we experienced eviction and car repossession in a six-month period, we still had it all. We had our love though it was tested a lot. We had our health though we neglected making healthy choices. We also had our family. At the time, our only son was 2-3 years old and he was the center of our world regardless of all the apparent brokenness that defined us. Looking back, we had it all then, and we sure as day have it all now.
|Ambergris Caye, Belize|
At present, we are traveling halfway across the world and though it’s assumed we’ve won some lottery or some other extreme logic that people need to believe what we are doing is possible, truth be told, what is happening today, the complete and utter blessing to have this lifestyle, is possible because no matter the circumstances we’ve experienced, we’ve always had it all. We’ve shared a mutual travel dream and worked relentlessly to see it realized. We fought ‘tooth and nail’ even when we literally fought each other. We worked to see our intense passions breakthrough and become something as real as the cool Caribbean breeze that surrounds us now.
|San Ignacio, Belize|
Because we’ve struggled, we’ve succeeded and can have it all; and, having it all starts with believing it’s possible while working your tail off to make it happen! You feel me?!?