It’s storm season in Oklahoma. A few days ago some places in our state experienced hail the size of baseballs! Having lived in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas all of my life, thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes are a fact of life. They’re an expected part of the season, just like snow in winter and triple-digit temperatures in summer.
Life has seasons, too. Young married life gives way to a season of babies and toddlers. (That season lasted about 25 years for me!) Gradually it changes to life with kids, then teens and eventually grown children. Then we watch the cycle repeat with our own children.
As much as we’d like for things to stay the same, they don’t. My younger children don’t have the same life at home that the older children had, and that’s not a bad thing. Even if I did everything exactly the same, it would be different. Our family structure shifts as children grow up and leave home, and everyone grows and changes personally.
Six years ago when I lost nine sizes with T-Tapp, that started a ball rolling that eventually led to me becoming a T-Tapp Trainer to share it with others. With two preschoolers at home, I wasn’t interested in traveling or being gone much, so I explored the possibilities of working at home online. It proved to be a great solution, as I was able to homeschool, be mostly at home and still build a business to benefit our family.
Fast-forward to today. Our youngest child is finishing first grade and we have “only” five children at home, with the oldest a senior in high school next year. Grandbabies are in and out along with their parents, we’re still homeschooling and it’s a good life.
Seasons change in a business, too. It’s been very interesting to me that having a business has required more honesty with myself than anything I’ve done besides mothering. I haven’t had a grand business plan, it has grown and changed with me.
Currently it’s in a season of change, as I’ve been working with a Social Media company for a few months in addition to my own website. Recently Boom! Social offered me an increased opportunity working with online business owners in a new training program. It means doing the things that I love: writing, speaking, answering questions and teaching, bringing in mindset and the power of thoughts and attitude. I’ll still be at home and I’m excited about the work.
If you’ll read between the lines in the hundreds of posts on my blog, you’ll see that “how we think” is a common thread. I’ve known for a long time that there was more for me to share than recipes and exercise tips, although that will continue to be a part of what I offer. I’m not going anywhere and the website will remain, with new posts added regularly although usually once a week rather than twice.
I’m so used to sharing with you what’s going on in our family that it was natural for me to tell you the story. Like all stories and seasons, it might shift and change as time passes so we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
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