After putting in an offer for a new home last night (which wasn’t accepted…), I came up with a brilliant idea (well…I thought it was brilliant). Why not share incredibly authentic and fabulous stories with you from people I admire from all over the world! My upcoming PODCAST will do just this but I felt including stories on my blog would be another amazing idea!
I would like to kick-off this series of stories with my very own. So, here it is…
Ric and I met just under 5 years ago. We were both single + free-spirited entrepreneurs. We were both divorced and very mindful that we would rather be single than to compromise in any way when it came to a partner (we were both keeping space in our lives for that perfect fit!). We quickly realized (after a few seconds of meeting) that we were in for a great adventure.
Within exactly one year of dating, we found out we were expecting our first child together (Ryland- who is now three!). My beautiful step-daughter Kya is 9. I have written about the gifts (and the learning curve) of becoming a new mom, and a new stepmom at the same time! Since that time, we moved 3 times (well…let’s make it 4 as our home is up for sale as of tomorrow), fully renovated 2 homes, had 2 more children, travelled across the globe, and had some gong-show experiences in between! We seem to have a allergy to boredom and have since committed as a couple to spend the rest of our time on this earth living out a great adventure.
What we have learned from our short time together is that time flies by so better to spend moments in love, on purpose and passionately! Our free-spirited lifestyle comes across casual to some- but to us, there lies the beauty! We practice being unattached but present! We may roll with the life curve balls but practice great clarity!
Here are a few of our philosophies:
1) Make life a great adventure
2) Be kind and compassionate
3) Live from heart and not ego
4) Share gifts yet remain a life-long student
5) Create multiple streams of passive income
6) Always live from the driver’s seat (don’t let someone else control your time, money, etc.)
7) Be present more of the time
8) Cherish time, health + family
9) Remember that you can always make more $$
10) Contribute to the world in a positive and global way
We are both up for a new chapter and new adventure most of the time. There are times where stability and grounding are even more important (like during pregnancy) but there are times when you know in your heart and your gut that it is time for change!
Yesterday, we decided to completely FREE OURSELVES of what is no longer serving us. This means starting fresh (as a family) and in love with EVERY aspect of our lives. For me, the home you live in (and possibly work in) should make you feel fabulous, alive and spacious. Although our home is good, it is not GREAT (for us). As our ‘for sale’ sign goes in the grass tomorrow- we are nervously excited for what lies ahead. We have no plan and no new home. This would totally freak some new moms out (my youngest is 6 months old). For Ric and I- it makes us a little scared but a lot inspired! We are ready to travel, create new relationships and LIVE BIG! We are trusting in the universe to guide us to our next version of truth. As I said yesterday on instagram ‘what is true for you in the morning of your life can become a lie in the afternoon’- Dr Wayner Dyer from his film ‘The Shift’.
Our BEAUTIFUL MONEY Mantra is really live out the principles of the Tao Te Ching (to the best of our ability of course). We are far from perfect but find these principles can help guide you in every area of your life! We believe you can always make more money but respecting money + managing it well, are equally important! We create a vision board together, a BEAUTIFUL MONEY MAP together but are also both independent and interdependent. We are aligned as individuals and as a couple (most of the time!). The reason for this (I believe) is because we have aligned our entire life with our core values (family, friends, freedom + health). We consciously design our lifestyle based on what is most important to us. When we get out of sorts or go through the challenges of life- we trust each other completely. We are both believers that INTEGRITY is the key!
Love + Light,