Two years ago we were living a life we didn’t want. It included an unfulfilling office 9-5 for Daniel that required too much overtime and didn’t leave enough hours for family time. We just weren’t thriving.
Now we’re both doing good work that fuels our creativity. Daniel is working at a non-profit faith-based training farm–putting on farm-to-table dinners, directing farm sales and marketing, making value-added products like goat’s milk soap/canned goods, and partnering with the local community with programs like the Veggie Prescription plan that allows doctors to prescribe farm fresh veggies to patients who would benefit from them. He loves it.
I get to work from home as a writer. I love it. And our kids are still homeschooled and enjoy spending one or two days a week at the farm, learning and exploring. They love it. We adore Waco, TX. We are all thriving. And I am so glad we took the leap we did to change our lives and get where we are now.
When we first announced our crazy plan to switch careers, sell our house and most of our stuff, and move across the country for Daniel to begin a farming internship so we could pursue the life we wanted, my inbox FILLED UP. I had so many people write to tell us how jealous they were of what was in store for us and how desperately they wanted to also get “unstuck.” And the most pressing question that came up was “HOW? How did you decide to take this step? How did you make it happen? And how, as a married couple, do you make huge decisions like this?”
I wrote so many email responses that I started compiling ideas to make a little ebook about making big decisions as a couple–pursuing the life you want without neglecting your marriage and your family. Then this spring I expanded it after interviewing several couples I really respect who have made various (sometimes very unconventional) choices to help their families thrive.
After this journey, I am more passionate than ever about helping families thrive and pursue their passions. And I want couples to learn how and when to follow their dreams without stressing out their marriages or neglecting the needs of their families.
My 42 page ebook, Making Big Life Changes Together: Pursuing Your Dreams as a Couple offers advice on:
- Putting your marriage first
- Finding the time and space to communicate with your spouse about life goals
- Creating a family vision
- Choosing the right time to make a change
- Minimizing conflict
- Dealing with naysayers
- Conquering your fears
I’m offering the ebook for a limited time as part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale–available through May 1st. But it’s simply one of many great resources included in this year’s treasure trove of resources.
This year’s edition of the bundle includes 50 ebooks, 21 eCourses, 14 printables, 2 videos, 2 audios, 2 summits, and 1 membership site. It is amazing! And because it’s such a brief sale (6 days!) all of us authors allow Ultimate Bundles to mark down our products 97% to make it affordable for everyone. So there’s over $2000 worth of resources for $29.97!
From the 2017 bundle, I am particularly in love with Lisa Jo Baker’s Temper Toolkit ecourse on keeping your cool with your children (I for one needed to hear her message desperately!) and the Bullet Journaling for Book Lovers course by Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy. There are also are resources on finances, working from home, healthy recipes, parenting, self-care, organizing your home/life and more.
And this year’s bonuses! There are $290 worth of incredible products and services.