Day 3419 – Entrepreneurs’ Day! – or – I’m So Proud of My Entrepreneur Husband

When I married Bret, I thought I was just marrying my best friend and this cool guy I loved. But a few months later, he was working with me, photographing weddings. When I closed my photography business, I thought that would be the end of working together. But here we are, running another business together.

In honor of Entrepreneurs’ Day, I wanted to share some of the amazing qualities I’ve seen in Bret over the last few years.

– He learns from his mistakes. There’s a big learning curve in investing and I’ve seen him own up to his mistakes and see them as a learning experience.

– He recognizes the power of affirmations. If we’re having a particularly hard day, he’ll say “Trade ya some affirmations?” Then we spend a good 10 minutes or so sharing some of our current affirmations.

– He has been humble in his success.

– Even after our first deal, instead of saying “screw work tonight!” He got right back to it to get the next deal.

– He works, even when he’s tired. The picture below was taken when he got home from school, he took a quick nap and then got to work on our investing business. Thankfully, we know this is just a season and won’t have to push ourselves so hard down the road. But this picture right here, will remind me of what we had to do to create the life we want.

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Day 3418 – How A Movie Reminded Me About My Drinking Days And Sharing My Story

Yesterday, I watched Walk The Line and it touched me in a way I didn’t expect. I had started the movie the day before but had to stop because, for a number of reasons, it reminded me of things I didn’t want to think of. I turned it off and honestly had a good cry about it.

While working on reports for our business, I thought, you know, part of life is pushing past things, I’m going to finish it. I’m so glad I did.

What I didn’t expect was being reminded of my own time getting sober. Thankfully, I didn’t have a major detox time….at least, when I finally got sober, there were some harder times when I tried (and failed) in the past. We see Johnny struggling through, and during the time, his mind is filled with key points in his life that shaped him into who he is now. I realized I have gone through something similar, just in a longer time frame.

The first few months of my sobriety, it was all about not telling anyone I was sober (I’d tried and failed many times before, I wanted to make sure “this was it.”) Then, it seemed there were a lot of things going on that took my attention away from doing the work of recovering. Getting sober wasn’t just about not drinking anymore, it was also about finally dealing with things I drank to ignore.

I drank for a lot of reasons because I was happy…and sad….because I was celebrating…and commiserating. I didn’t HAVE to have a drink every day. I wasn’t itching to drink when I first woke up. But boy howdy, when I started, good luck getting me to stop.

It wasn’t until months after I got sober that I realized I definitely drank to not deal with things I should have dealt with. One of the harder parts for me has been actually having to face those things. But oh friends, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The movie also reminded me how sharing your failures, struggles, and let downs can really help someone else. That’s why I keep writing about my drinking. That’s why, even though there are days I don’t want to think about it or talk about it again, I know someone out there just might need to hear it today.

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Day 3417 – Happy Mickey Mouse Day!!!!

Ah, I love fun days like today, especially when I can celebrate with Mickey ears!!!

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Day 3416 – The Biggest Part Of Meeting Your Personal Goals

After a very successful run this morning, I thought, you know, meeting my goals with running all comes down to this – I don’t care what anyone says I should be doing, whether distance, time, whatever – I care if I am doing better today than myself yesterday, last week, or last year.

I think that right there is the biggest part of meeting your personal goals – compare success against your past self. Whatever your goal might be, don’t look at someone else’s plan, look at yourself. Whether it’s running more or reading more or whatever – you define your success.

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Day 3415 – Where I Wanna Be Today

I’m not one to complain. I really do try to enjoy whatever I’m going through and if it’s hard (i.e. complain worthy) I try to keep it to myself.

I am SO thankful for everything we’re working on and the abundance of work. I can see how the harder things are stretching us and challenging us to be better.

But all that to also say, I really wish I was here today. 🙂

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