We all have that moment in life that makes us sit back & wonder why we are on the path we are & what we need to do to change it. It happens to all of us – what makes the difference between us is whether we decide the changes are just too hard so keep going the way we are, or if we grab change and run with it! I’ve had this a few times in my life, but last year, I decided to grab change and run with it!
Was it scary? Yes. Was there times when I wondered what I was doing? Yes. Would it have been easier at times to just stay doing what I was already doing knowing that I could have been doing better? Yes!
Rolling with the punches…
Since I was 14 years old, I had suffered from Endometriosis. At 16 years old my doctors told me that I would be lucky if I was ever able to have children. Being so young, I let my mind-set be defeated and resided to the fact I would never conceive, but after years of misery and 9 operations, and much to mine and my husband’s shock and surprise, we unexpectedly fell pregnant when I was 29. We were so excited! The last 10 years since then have been a whirlwind of experiences; lots of love, laughter & tears. In that time we have had 2 kids, got married, been through the financial recession and losing almost everything, moved 3 times, and I had post-natal depression that came and went a few times over the years. But last year was our biggest year of all.
In March 2015 I was suffering from stomach pains and got admitted into hospital for investigation. After them misdiagnosing my problem (they unnecessarily removed my appendix!) I ended up seeing a specialist and was booked in for a full hysterectomy.
We had a family holiday to Queenstown booked for July 2015 so I decided to have the surgery once we returned home. We have always loved Queenstown, so much so that we decided we were going to move there in the next 5 years. Whilst recovering from a successful surgery, we made the decision to bring our plan forward and make the move as soon as possible. We thought, why wait? We put our house on the market, found a house to buy in Queenstown, and at end of November 2015 loaded all of our belongings into a truck and drove 3 days to start our new adventure.
After having spent most of 2015 not working I realized how much I had missed with my kids being so young, and suffering post-natal depression for so long, so I chose to make the change to be able to have more time & freedom to spend with them. That’s when I got into my internet marketing business working from home. I am so happy that I have the freedom to work from wherever I want and still be there for my kids whenever they need me. I can be more involved with school and can volunteer as parent help on the school trips as well as being home to greet the kids at the end of each school day.
The changes we made were daunting but so well worth it and I am loving the journey I am now on being a ‘freedom-prenuer’ and becoming ‘The Happy House Mum’
As I said, we all have that moment in life that makes us sit back & wonder why we are on the path we are & what we need to do to change it. It happens to all of us – what makes the difference is whether we decide the changes are just too hard so we keep going the way we are, or if we grab change and run with it! I decided to grab change and run with it – you should join me!