My secret

My secret

Most of you have been asking, “how do you do it with kids?”

This is the secret.
Simple.
I tie them to the roof rack.

Then I can drive in peace and quiet and catch up on all the podcasts I have been meaning to listen to. Along with having my own time, I also have intimate conversations with my husband while looking deeply in one another’s eyes.

Reality check.

Kids are kids and even though I think my kiddos are pretty awesome,
what did I say? Oh yeah, they are kids.

Today we drove from Denver Colorado to Mott, North Dakota. Jadon had several breakdowns and my sweet baby girl wanted to remind me many times that she wanted to stretch out instead of being in her car seat.

The reality is I am a mother of two beautiful children who are the ages, two and a half and six weeks. As any mother knows, there is no perfect kid. In fact, none of us are perfect and if you think you are, well…  then you need to take a better look in the mirror.

Sean and I just absolutely love to travel and we love to build into relationships. We promised each other that when we had kids that we would still explore, adventure and allow them to experience an authentic life. We want the best for our kids and for our family that means getting out and exploring!

Will they remember these trips? The probability of that is very unlikely, but they will grow up knowing how to wander, adventure and love people. We want to instill a purpose driven life deep in their hearts.

This life is about connecting and living our best lives with one another.

Is traveling always blissful? No
Is it always easy? No
Is it always sunshine and rainbows? No

We have breakdowns (including me) because we are human and sometimes moments are hard, but when we look back on this trip a year from now, we will remember the moments that made us laugh. We will remember the people we broke bread with. We will remember the snapshots in time that made us better versions of ourselves.

Let me answer your question. How do I do this traveling thing with kids?

FOOD.

Feed the monsters and then everyone will be just a little bit happier.

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Sitting still to acquire freedom

Sitting still to acquire freedom

I sit.
This is hard for me to do and I do not do it often… where I just sit.
There is no computer in my lap. No book in my hands.
No phone urgently awaiting my attention.

It is just me, my thoughts and my intentions.

This is hard. Really hard.

I am not exactly sure where to even begin. My thoughts swarm rampant with dreams, visions and then the oppressing lies that suppress the dreams and visions. My thoughts are a yo-yo, back and forth and I wonder if I will always feel this way. I wonder if I will always think, “wow, I am in over my head.”

Most people know me as a visionary and dreamer and I can attest to that is who I am, but when you do more than dream and you put action to your thoughts that is when you have transformed to something more. You have created. You have activated. You have begun a movement of change.

I sit. I reflect on where I once was and where I am now and I wonder why I let the world around me define me. We tend to all do this. We are stuck in constraints of comparison and we let the world give us direction.

Why?

We are powerful beyond measure and we can turn the other way at any moment and make our own path.

Why do we let others creep into our day to day thoughts and steal our joy?

Or is this just me?
Surely, I am not alone.

So, I sit. I close my eyes and I give myself time to take it all in.
To breathe. To remind myself that I am worthy of this life.
I am beautiful. I am sacred. I am capable of far greater than I know.

In those moments, I do not let the world put me in a box.
I do not let strangers steal away the happiness I have created because they compare and strike with heavy words.

I stand strong. I stand confident and I know this is the only beginning of my many experiences ahead.

I happily sit and finally let the release of the struggle fade away. I am free.