“God put us here on this carnival ride, we close our eyes never knowing where it will take us next.” ~ Carrie Underwood
Isn’t that the truth!?!?
Thinking back just 10 years, it’s amazing how much things have changed, how much I have grown, and where my journey has taken me. 10 years ago, I was a 24 years old, a single mom of 3 with a fiancee, living in a small shack in the middle of nowhere, one crappy car, had no TV or internet or telephone, and didn’t have any money-actually owed more than I earned by far. At that one moment, I thought life was hopeless. I didn’t think that my journey would get any better than it was. It was a harder time in my life. Now, looking back, I really wished I had more faith, faith in myself, god, and my soon to be husband.
My life now isn’t what I pictured it would be, it’s better. After years of hard work from both my husband and I, we are now reaping in the rewards. We now own our own home, I am super happy being home with my children, we have a yard that is all our own, hubby doesn’t have any more creditors, both of our credit scores went way up, we own 2 cars so I don’t have to share with him anymore, we have extra fun things like a camper and kayaks, and my hubby has a better job, one in which he won an award for and got a promotion. Because of this, we are so much happier, happier than I ever thought possible.
I have grown so much, I have found my passion for photography & writing, and I have done a few things I never ever seen myself doing like canning, farmer’s markets (as a vendor), making & trying different recipes, diy things and other homesteading ideas, started my family and artist blog, I was asked to create my own workshop & teach it, I was asked to do a 5 week group to share my frugal ideas and to show others that anyone can get healthy on any budget, and discovered my passion for writing. And As of the last few months, I have embraced minimalism, and starting my journey with that. I am a completely different person than I was, with different goals and ideas. Now I couldn’t imagine anything else. Each of our journeys are so amazing, since each are filled with joyful and sad memories, ups and downs, twists and turns. If you look back at yourself 10 years ago, I am sure you will see how much you have grown. So, all those moments, where you wonder how important your daily tasks really are, how you are making a contribution. Don’t count those moments but take a step back and look at how far you have come.