It’s been a long month, but we have officially landed in Oregon.
This place is magical and lovely. I am so thankful that we chose this to be our home for now.
Getting up here was quite the adventure. I came down with a nasty sinus infection the day before we left, and over the course of the traveling week, it developed into walking pneumonia. FYI, being feverish and sick makes long car trips not so enjoyable.
The day after we got into our apartment, I ended up on strong antibiotics and steroids. Now that a week has passed, I feel 80% better. The whole experience was a great reminder to be thankful for my health. Sometimes we lose sight of the gifts sitting right in front of us.
Now that we are settled and unpacked (mostly), the real work begins. We are getting into a groove with our schedules, and really soaking in all these fun moments. This is a whole new world for us, and we are excited to be jumping in head first.
It’s scary, though. Really scary. But the fear adds to the exhilaration. This is what we want. We are essentially risking it all to be a full time entrepreneurial family. We sold most of our belongings. We packed up and moved across the country into a 691 square feet apartment. We trimmed down all of our expenses, so that we are only spending on necessities. We are living with less.
Because we want this to work. We want it so badly that we are willing to do WHATEVER it takes to make it happen. We are aligning our actions with our values.
What do we value?
Relationships. Time. Freedom. Life.
What are your values? Are your actions in line with them? If not, should you be asking yourself why? Trust me, I know this isn’t easy, but how will you feel in twenty years when you look back at your choices? Will you be happy that you took risks and went after the desires of your heart? Or will you feel like you missed out because you weren’t willing to go for it, whatever that it may be?
If you know you want something, you have to be willing to fight for it. And when you fight hard for something or someone you love, the reward is all the more precious.
So let’s stop all this dilly dallying and go get ‘em.