Spending the last eighteen days in sunny Florida in the middle of winter has reminded me why I love being an entrepreneur.
No matter how long I’m on vacation it always seems to be over in an instant!
There’s just something about waking up to the sun shining, seeing beautiful blooming flowers in FEBRUARY, which you can only appreciate if you’re from the north, walking in hot sand while getting lost in the sights and sounds of the ocean and ending the day soaking in a soothing spa that stirs your soul.
I’m so blessed to be able to experience a life that is not controlled by living in an office 40 hours a week, limited vacation time and a salary that’s dictated by a CEO (well excluding my husband) lol.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not bragging!! Joe and I have made specific choices in our life that have allowed us the freedom to experience these blessings and more, however, many of those choices have been more of a leap of faith than a guaranteed move in the right direction! The irony is, our lifestyle is available to anyone willing to step out of their comfort zone but many choose comfort and familiarity over the unknown.
Leaving corporate America behind fourteen years ago has been a wild ride with lots of bumps and some bruises but a ride we would do again without hesitation.
The challenges of going against the “norm” in our professional lives have been small hurdles compared to climbing the never ending uphill corporate ladder that would have eventually left us worn out, stressed out and left out of life’s most important treasures like time, freedom and unlimited memories.
I thank God everyday for the opportunities, challenges and the incredible team of partners we have developed relationships with at Bonvera.
But most of all I thank God for my hard working, sweet nature’d, never give up no matter what, dream chaser husband, Joe. My incredible kids that make my life complete (until grand kids that is…) and for being my savior, Father and protector every moment of my life.
So, goodbye sunny Florida, for at least a few weeks and hello to freezing Michigan.
As much as I hate to leave this temporary little paradise, there really is no place like home, family and friends.