You know how you always have a 'plan' for what you're going to do next? Well, at least I always have.
I had a plan for where I was going to school, what I was going to study, what kind of guy I was going to marry, how many kids I was going to have, and on and on and on....
I am a PLANNER. I love and adore my planner book. I write everything in it. Even my workouts (which I plan in my head, no matter what), grocery lists, and book wish list.
Call me crazy, but I like having a plan!
When I graduated with my Master's degree in Exercise Sciences I fully expected to get a great job, (and possibly move there for it), yadda yadda.
However, I always knew deep down in my own heart that I wanted to have/own/operate my very own health and fitness coaching and teaching (classes) website at SOME point (I figured it would be later, after working a 'normal' job).
BUT, I also knew (and was told), when you get a degree, you get a conventional job. That's what everyone does. Right??
My husband and I are doing things differently. It is different than the plan I had formulated long ago in YW (which by the way, the 'husband' list I had....yeah, totally wrong for me. And Jared is perfect for me!)
It is different from what siblings, friends, and parents have done.
And you know what, that is totally okay! Because we feel amazing about the decisions we've made, the future that is ours, and the dreams, aspirations, and goals we're going to reach.
Call us crazy, but we're going to LIVE our life the way we feel God is directing it to be. Jared and I have both been blessed with specific talents, gifts, and desires. So we have decided to combine them all to create (a) successful business(es).
**Be on the lookout for its unveiling, shortly! <-----hopefully 2-3 weeks
All I can say is this: God is good, so when we feel good about something, we need to go for it, because that is essentially us feeling 'God' within us.
The spirit, revelation, good feelings, God within, Tao, or the Great Being....whatever you want to call Him, has specific purposes for each of us. Some are conventional, and some are not.
Jared and I are completely happy with doing things a tad differently than some. You can judge, name call, point fingers, or mock, but we know what we have been created for, what gifts have been given to us, and what blessings we have already received to enable us to do certain things that God has in HIS plan for us (but was not necessarily our plan several months ago).
Funny how things always work out, right? It is not coincidence that certain people, things, products, and blessings have come to us at this time. And for that we are super grateful!
God was patient with us as He prepared us to accept and believe in His promises and purpose(s) for us. Hallelujah, we finally listened, putting 'our' plan to the wayside.
Sometimes you just gotta have faith, jump in, and reach your dreams.
We are beyond stoked.
"True peace consists in NOT separating ourselves from the will of God." ---Thomas Aquinas