Sixteen years ago I left my career in television news to be a stay at home mom. My husband and I decided that would be the best decision for our family. I am so glad we were able to make that family commitment.
But now my children are older, and my mom role is changing. One thing I have come to realize -- during this time I had put myself on the back burner. I neglected myself and my needs. It wasn't until a couple of years ago, as I got older and my ever changing hormones started messing with my head, I began to reflect on my life to figure out what was next, what did I enjoy, what were my passions and what would be my next career path.
My children were my passion, but now as they are growing up and becoming their own persons. I need to let go, and find my own life. I will always be their mom, and they will always need me, but now those needs are different and not so demanding of my time.
When I bought my first Jeep, I had found something just for me. I loved my Jeep and still do. Owning my first Jeep opened up many exciting new doors. And so I started my journey to balance out my life. I began to search for my new passion. I created a bucket list and I started to find things I enjoyed.
My Jeep journey has been amazing. It is a continual balancing act, but so worth the outcome of making the most of life, finding passions, and working on the bucket list. Here are some great tips I used to get started -- Click here.
Along my journey I have come to recognize what it means to live life to the fullest. I try every day to do just that, to savor every moment, and to have fun. We have this poster hanging in our house and I try to do this every moment of my life. It is called the "Holstee Manifesto".
Recently, I saw the quote "Buying Experiences, not stuff, makes you happier". Thinking back on my life journey's this is very true for me. Now my goal is to work on more experiences in my life. By the way, My Jeep is not a thing, but definitely an experience.
There's a very logical assumption that most people make when spending their money: that because a physical object will last longer, it will make us happier for a longer time than a one-off experience like a concert or vacation. According to recent research, it turns out that assumption is completely wrong.
It's time to start squeezing in all the experiences I can get, like the Def Leppard Concert I went to last week. In two weeks I will be running in the Mudderella with my mom friends! I look forward to coming up with more experiences to experience!
And to finding that new career path I will start to march down.
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