Changes In Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes

Zooey Momma! When I rang in 2013 I never expected the new year to be…well…so eventful I guess. My life has been turned completely upside down and pear shaped in these few short weeks of the new year. I am excited and apprehensive all at the same time. Shall I share the excitement with you? Yes…here we go!

My husband is in the military. Anyone who reads the news knows that a career in the military does not ensure job security in this day and age. That being said, my husband and I sat down and discussed the pros and cons of him considering a career change. He’s been a pilot for 15 years. When all was said and done, he applied for a job flying for life flight…in Toledo, Ohio. This is going to be a huge move for us. We both graduated from The University of Toledo and our families are both within driving distance, but we’ve lived in the South our entire adult lives. This is the only place our children know as “home”. There are just as many reasons for us to make this move as there are for us to stay, but at the end of the day we know in our hearts that this is where God is leading our family right now. This is the right decision. We are going to miss our friends and this beautiful city…but we certainly won’t be strangers. Summer time will definitely bring us back to St. Auggie. Part of us will always be here!

So while we gear up for what will be roughly our 10th move, a career change, school changes for the kids, and everything that comes with it…I have also decided to change careers.

I have written before about how painful it was for me to put my children into public school after home schooling for so long. I felt a huge void. Someone else was taking over the most important aspect of my life. I was forced to step outside of my comfort zone and do something different. Most people would have joined a gym or a book club. I started a business. With the help of my wonderful friend Amanda and about $100 worth of “For Dummies” books from Barnes and Noble, I built my virtual assisting business out of my puny, poor excuse of a home office. That was back in 2010. Since then I have worked for some truly amazing people who will remain close friends for life and others who will be remembered as “learning experiences”…and not so nice ones at that. I am definitely grateful for my days as a virtual assistant and the entire entrepreneurial experience, but again the times they are a’changing and one must adapt.

It is with a sad heart that I must close my virtual assisting business, but I am ready to move on to other opportunities that God has brought into my life. A few weeks ago I attended Success School for my AdvoCare business. I have been an AdvoCare distributor for a little over a year now…this was my second school. Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about this company and everything it stands for. The products, the business, the philosophy behind the business that was put in place by our founder Charlie Ragus…all of it speaks so clearly to me. This is what I am supposed to be doing. This is my avenue to help others. My degree is in exercise science for a reason. AdvoCare came into my life for a reason. And because it allows me to live life on my terms without the time debt I was running into with running two businesses, this is the answer for me. I am excited to take on AdvoCare full time! I am excited when I think about all of the wonderful people I will meet and the lives that could potentially be changed through my work with this company. Life is good!

I have no idea what the rest of the year will bring. Every day is a new adventure and as long as I keep an open mind, a positive attitude and my eyes on God it’s all good. I am blessed…scared, but blessed. Life is what we make it; what we decide it is going to be for us each and everyday. Life is precious. I can’t wait to make my mark…this time on NW Ohio. I’m sure my blog posts will be quite interesting as I try to┬áreclamate to the snow and cold. Blech. I’m a beach girl…this one’s gonna hurt!

Thanks so much for sharing my life journey with me. You’ll be seeing lots of changes on my FB pages and on here as well in the coming days as I make the transition from virtual assistant to full time AdvoCare distributor…oh, and Mommy! What a wild ride! Time to buckle up…

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