I constantly strive to become a better version of myself, but I realized that a lot of the self development blogs were written from a worldly perspective. It seemed like the ultimate goal was either building massive wealth or achieving a personal [almost selfish] happiness. There’s so much more to life than that.
I’m not saying you can’t build wealth. You should! I’m not saying you shouldn’t strive to be happy. You definitely should. But there’s a difference between worldly self-satisfying happiness and true joy.
I want to strive for pure joy. Join me?
I’m striving for pure joy with my beautiful wife, and five children.
So many people ask me how I balance my family life, military, writing, and full-time college, while keeping such a happy marriage, well behaved children, and a stress-free attitude.
I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. I’m finally to a place where I feel like I’ve figured out enough to help others. I’m not going to insert the “I’m not perfect, but…” speech here. You know I’m not, but we can all learn from each other, and I’ll teach what I can teach and help everyone I can. You should do the same.
If you’re not striving to live your life to the fullest, there’s so much more out there for you.
I believe you should find someone who has what you want, and then figure out how they did it. You shouldn’t take marriage advice from someone who can’t stay married, and you shouldn’t take financial advice from someone who’s broke.
There’s plenty of things I can’t do. For example, I don’t know much about mechanics, carpentry, farming, or plumbing. That’s why you won’t see an article about any of that stuff, but I have become good at the things I can do.
I focus on what I know.
What I May Write About Here
This website is for you if you fall into any of these categories:
- Positive Habits
- World Traveling
- Living Differently
- Diverse Christian Music
What I’ve Learned
You don’t have to accept stereotypes.
You don’t have to be like everybody else.
My wife and I have an amazing marriage.
Our children listen, and they know they’re loved.
We are a family of seven now, and we’re traveling the world. Yes, it’s possible and it’s a blast!
I want to show you that you don’t have to accept “normal.”
You don’t have to put your dreams and goals on hold just because you have a family.
It seems like hundreds of people have told me things like:
- You can’t afford to do that
- You’ll never be able to afford that
- You don’t have time for that right now
- You can’t travel much with a newborn, five kids, etc.
- You have to put things on hold since you have such a large family
- There are just some things you’ll never be able to do since you have a family
Ha! My family is behind me 100%. We teach our kids to live differently, and to truly achieve a happy, God-serving life.
We are flexible, and most of all, we are loving life.
If you’ve been told you can’t do something, and believed otherwise, you’re in good company.
That’s what this is all about.