As people, we are always looking for the easiest way to get something done. From cooking our food to raising our children, we look for quick simple solutions to get things done fast and “painless”. I by no means am any different. I like quick how to videos. I love simple easy programs that help me get things done fast and I love tips and tricks on how to make my life easier. I love these kinds of things because they promise time. The biggest reward in my life right now as a mom and business owner is TIME. However getting things done quickly or having someone else do things for you robs you of something even more valuable than time. It robs you of the focus and drive it should take to achieve a goal.
Us 30 somethings are so quick to give up because when we do not see immediate results. We are hounded by quick weight loss diets, quick meals, quick parenting tips, and quick money-making solutions. As a result we have a whole bunch of failed quick beginnings with no earned result.
I am done with that! I am done with being sold on the idea that I don’t have to invest my time or my effort into things. I want to work for it. I want to feel the struggle because I want the real result.
So this is a place for me to explore this concept of doing things the hard way and share my findings with all of you.
My family is on board with this concept and we do family vlogs on YouTube to document our journey through this life. The Vlogs are little recaps of our family story. You can check them out at The Hard Way Vlog. (make sure to like and subscribe 😊)
As you get to know me you will see that I have chosen to do things the hard way on a lot of different levels. I have been pushing this concept for the past few years and I can honestly say I do feel more alive and more self-aware than ever before. Thus far the results of doing things the hard way have been a dramatic weight loss, running a marathon, coming to terms with a sexual assault that happened years ago, coming to terms with my eldest sons Epilepsy, no more mommy happy pills, and a full on early mid-life crisis that involved lots of crying, divorce, therapy, a new business, a new relationship, and a new baby out of wed lock. I know what you are thinking, all this would make a great made for TV movie. I tend to be over dramatic at times but its all true. I have had a pretty crazy few years and I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The real goal is of course health, wealth, and true happiness simply earned the hard way. I am almost there…I can feel it.