What I've realized is that everyone's why is different and clearly your why is often determined by so many varying factors. Are you married, dating or single? Do you have 1 child, 8 children, or none? Are you comfortable with your daily/weekly workload or would your prefer to cut back? Do you have free time and if so, what do you do with it? What are you saving for? Or do you spend too much? What are you giving to? Or has your "generosity" not been tapped into? What stirs your heart and makes you eager with anticipation? Who is at the foundation of your life? What is it all worth and what are you willing to do to make something happen?
What's new for me is a job. Crazy huh? I'm a working girl again... and I love it! I love it for so many reasons but my #1 reason is because... dah-dah-dah-daaaah... I can still do it at home, while being a mama. Not likely, you are probably thinking... but, I assure you, it is in fact something I can do here. And the best thing is that this job opportunity, this timing, gets at the very heart of MY why.
My why: I am married to an amazing man and we have 3 children here, 1 in heaven. I, for the most part, have been comfortable with my workload (Dusty says it should really be called "overwhelming", but I am good with comfortable!) around here managing the majority of the household responsibilities as well as the kiddos. I haven't noticed a plethora of free-time in the past 6 1/2 years so I can't really speak to what I would do with it. But, being honest, oftentimes I feel like I could do so much more besides "the daily routine" and I have been longing to figure out how I would ever mesh a career and still be able to be home. Plus, in regards to what we are saving for... well, we aren't saving for much of anything. In fact, that area has taken a major hit since we decided for me to be home for the last 5 years. I pray almost every day that the Lord will find us faithful in our decision for me to be home and that He will honor this sacrifice of the "financial abundance." One income is hard for most everyone, impossible for many... And yet we are giving where we can because that is what stirs my heart. And what makes me eager with anticipation? The thought of building something great for my family, and us leaving a legacy of hard work, dedication and perseverance only through strength in the Lord. And because of that, my heart lies in the ability to create that legacy for a child who has none because he has no family. Adoption is at the very foundation of what stirs my heart.
So that's it. It's simple really. My why...
"To be a giver... to my world, my family, and to a child somewhere who needs one.
To love well... MY world, THE world, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To treasure life and live it with purpose and meaning!
To leave all of this as a legacy..."
And regarding this job? Well, it's amazing. And it's my why that drives me. It can be full-time or part-time as I see fit. It's about growing a market, growing myself, and coaching others to do the same. It's about a belief system in my company and those above me, in my incredible products, and the knowledge that I am right where I am supposed to be at just the right time. The market is untapped, the earning potential is staggering, and the opportunity is unlimited. Yes, indeed, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." (Phil 4:13)
Think about your life and your why. And as you do that I want you to ponder a few more... think about your when and what is between you and your goal? How will you get there? Could this be for you? What are you pouring in to and are you creating a lasting legacy in and for your family?
I shared my goal and that's where I'm headed.
GIVEAWAYAs a thank-you for all of the incredible support and love over the past 4 1/2 years in this blog world, I want to offer a giveaway for the first time ever!! I have been asked to do giveaways before but have never accepted so I am thrilled to do the first giveaway ever with my own products!
I want to invite you to take a 1-minute skincare assessment on my new website. There is no obligation to do anything except spend one minute answering 8 questions. Once you do that, enter your email address as the last step (I will get an email that you did it- only comes to me) and you will be entered to win up to a $200 skincare regimen that the doctors personally recommend to you. All entered will be assigned a number and next Sunday (5/27) I will draw and announce a winner. Just think, if you win you will end up with the most beautiful skin of your life... for free!
1. Go to https://kenzie.myrandf.com/
2. Click on Customize Your Routine, Start Solution Tool, Start Consultation
3. Complete assessment.
4. Enter your email address to receive a copy of your personal recommendation and be entered for the contest.
5. Winner announced Sunday, 5/27/12
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."- Philippians 4:13