Thursday, January 5, 2012

RV Dreams of Grandeur

I want to share my greatest desire with the world... i want to be a roadtrippin' family. Let me explain. Life is way too short and my kids will only like me and be with me for a short time...why not enjoy every moment?
The more we both work and lose ourselves in the rat race of life, the more i long for us to pause our life. Shawn is a very talented comedian. I mean, he is truly one of the funniest people i know. He is lucky enough to spend some time on this passion and make some money. The sad reality is that he will never make it big. That takes commitment and travel. His family is way too important for that...or is it?
What if we just said, screw it! What if we sold our house and bought a kick butt RV? What if we sold all of our belongings and packed up? I could homeschool. I would do it well without any weirdness. Our kids could see the country. They would see it with us. We could play, laugh and spend every day together.
we would absolutely lack in dough and we would not have structured schedule. We would wake up with no plans and have to spend days exploring our country. But, wouldnt it be worth it? Isnt life about taking chances and making daring choices? Really taking the opportunity to live the life you dream of living.
I am kind of sick of how often i think about this imaginary life and wish for it to be so. Maybe 2012 is the year of making this dream a reality. I am truly considering it. Live off the grid
and soak up Gods beautiful blessings which tend to disappear in the day to day routines. You could see us on My Big Fat Gypsy Comedy Tour...
Dont get me wrong...i love my life. I am blessed with an incredible husband, healthy children and an enriching job. My husband is a great provider and we are very comfortable. But, there are these moments where i have to ask "Dear God, its me, Katie. Am i living the life you want me to live? Am i being the wife and mom i need to be? Does my job and srangers get more of my time than my children?" I would love to see what God would say

Monday, January 2, 2012

Another Year... Another Set of Promises

So, I got this list of 40 goals to complete by 40. I wanted to share the ones I am going to complete this year...

1. Lose 40 lbs by 40- this will be my toughest, least fun but most satisfying goal
2. Eat Lobster- not good considering this follows goal #1
3. Sell a piece of artwork- doesn't matter the price. Just that someone buys it... I will be an official artiste
4. Have a photography day on my own-the key is on my own. Why is it when we become moms it becomes very difficult to do this? Not because of our children because of our own weird hangups and fears?
5. Ride a tandem bike with Shawn- I mean, seriously? This would be a riot!

Besides this delightful acts of awesomeness, I have committed to my new best friend Dave Ramsey, to work on being debt free. The idea that money will no longer own me, shackles me or shame me is very exciting. I expect some failure and some hiccups but I also expect success.

This year as usual, I have vowed to be a better wife and mother. 2011 will be a year that I look back on with a lot of regret and sadness. I want to work harder to be happier so I can be a better version of myself. I also want to focus more on making my family proud of me instead of strangers. I need a good atta girl from the ones closest to me. It means a lot to be successful at your job and with others but if the people in your home don't view you as the most influential person in their life, you got it messed up.

As you can see, I got a lot to be working on. I like the feeling the new year gives you. A kind of "I will show you!" mentality that you wear with honor and pride. The armor is often too heavy to carry after awhile but, not me. It's on like donkey Kong!