This is an image I never expected to capture.
Three years ago I could barely juggle life with a newborn and all the baggage that came with it. Physically, emotionally, socially... insane changes. Not to mention the financial burdens I was facing. Then to add another?! Sure, I had a full time, nice salaried career with benefits and retirement, but it was robbing me of the extras in life. My career as a teacher is rewarding and amazing, but basically just pays the bills. Not to mention I was tutoring any chance I could get. <<Extra time away>> And now with babies, working overtime between tutoring and after school activities, was out of the question. No time for family, friends, to really just be ME. My time was overly valuable at that point..... What do you do when you're THAT stuck?
Little did I know an opportunity was right under my nose. Something I didn't seek out, but rather found me. And so thankful now that I can sit back and count my blessings the last couple years -and since this sweet boy entered our life. To have found something that not only fits into my overly busy life, but that also gives me time freedom, financial freedom, and ME freedom. To find yourself in something as easy as helping others in your same situation,--- is astounding.
I've found my passion in teaching has transpired into something so much more. Teaching others how to build their own dreams, even if they have passions already.
So, to have this image, this very innocent boy on my lap, brings this leap of faith full circle. Because god knows I couldn't have done this, another mini, without the freedoms I have now.
Love the life you have guys. If you don't... find that void. It's overwhelmingly liberating 🖤