Instead of throwback Thursday let's do a ....Thank YOU Thursday
By: Janice Burke
This picture is a highlight of my week!
I gotta share this "long winded" story with you so you know just how thankful I truly AM💕
When I grew up my parents both worked my dad worked A LOT😳I hated not getting to see him. I remember in 6th grade I said "if I have kids I want to be able to go have lunch with my kids, go to all their games, never miss a school event!"
I remember starting to feel unloved, my parents never attended any event, program, games... now that I'm older I know it had nothing to do with love, it had everything to do with freedom! They didn't have ANY😔 I should of been thankful instead of complaining, at least he could afford to put me into sports😳
I humbly know how blessed I am to stay home & raise my kids ever since they were born💙... that almost came to a halt!
Three years ago my husband & I had to make a choice...either make some major sacrifices to keep me home or I would have to go back to work. It didn't take long to realize that I didn't have the experience to get a GREAT paying job & we couldn't afford childcare on what other people thought my time was worth, so we tried to find something where I could be home when he was at work & then I could go to work when he got home 😳 That thought was squashed QUICK! We married each other to be a FAMILY! Not single parents or roommates!
After a lot of praying, worrying, & second guessing myself. Chris supported & pushed me to stay home & take my love for fitness seriously. I knew I wouldn't make a ton of money right away with my online business, it takes time, consistency & discipline to start a business... but I loved it. It's easy to apply yourself when you know the company is legit & making a difference in your own life.
I also started teaching as many fitness classes as I could, I only got paid $20 a class, so a few classes a week wouldn't even cover my instructor fees lol, but it helped. I could take the boys with me or teach while they were in school and I LOVED TEACHING!
I quickly realized my body couldn't keep up with that many classes & I slowly cut back my classes & increased the hours I worked on my online business. It's been LESS than 3 years. I get paid way more than anyone else could pay me! I work when I want & with who I want & the best part is I get to change LIVES!
(Thank goodness, because Chris' golf career didn't pay as well as we had thought ...YET😜)
It isn't the "traditional" way, but it is a WAY better way for us! We still have our mattresses on the floor & live in an overpriced apartment, but I wouldn't go back & change a THING!
God has blessed us every step of the way... I know he will continue to! Even through a tiny time of being homeless; I never doubted our decision to put our priorities first!
I'm blessed with two amazing boys & a STRONG marriage & a career that I love that allows me to fulfill my childhood dream of being present in my kids lives!
SO THE REAL THANK YOU GOES OUT TO MY TEAM & ALL MY AMAZING CLIENTS!
💕💕💕💕It has been the most amazing experience to be on this journey with all of you! Thank you for trusting me to get you, all I ever want is for us all to set a goal & crush it TOGETHER💕💕💕💕💕💕
Maybe... just maybe you have read this far & your thinking... I need a non-traditional way to support & be present with my family!!! Take that JUMP it is so worth every minute💕💕