The worst Facebook picture quote of 2015 award goes to…
The way I look at it, this is just another social media tactic to make us feel like our lives don’t measure up.
I love my life, my kids are amazing, we just bought our dream home, and my business feels like the best work I have ever done. But it’s hard. My clients aren’t just “work” to me. I love them, and when they hurt, I hurt for them. The greatest honor they give me is allowing me to walk along beside them through their hard times. I lose hours of sleep at night thinking of them, planning for them, praying for them, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
So when this dude (and everyone who has posted their own version of this quote) tells me I should build I life I don’t need a vacation from, I laugh.
I would rather work hard, love hard, and then relax on a beach somewhere once a year to reboot so I can go back and do it all again. Life is about balance, and knowing how to take care of yourself so that you can give back where it matters most. So, for me, I refuse to feel bad about looking forward to the next time I can dig my toes in the sand and completely disconnect from my day-to-day life. I feel grateful for these blissful getaways with my family, and though it doesn’t happen often, it’s magical when it does. Here are some pictures of my family, enjoying vacation and enjoying the life we have built. Cheers to all of you who do the same.
P.S. Hawaii is my happy place, but Bellingham, WA has my heart. #alohalife2016
*Never been to the North Shore on Oahu? It’s a must see. Click here to discover why!