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We are having a baby! Brandon and I found out recently that we are going to be parents. We've waited a long time to have children as we just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary and 15 years of dating. We obviously feel very blessed and are very excited about our next journey. I saw this beautiful quote by Anne Christian Buchanan in a book I was reading: “To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.” I wanted to take some time to reflect on: transition, growth and profound beginnings.
For a long time, I wasn't sure if I wanted children. Part of it was my perfectionism and wondering how I was going to balance everything, part of it was fear that I wasn't going to be a 'good' mom and part of it was the uncertainty of 'giving up' my freedom and flexibility. As I have begun to transition my mind, my body and my spirit to add a new member to our household, I am learning to let go of perfection. We teach our partners, progression over perfection, and just as I approach business, I am looking forward to becoming 1% better everyday.
I am incredibly grateful for the last almost 12 years of wholistic mentorship. Because of the proper guidance, what Brandon and I created in our 20s, has allowed us to live life very different in our 30s. We are excited to be full time parents alongside continuing to grow our businesses. After reading hundreds of books and listening to thousands of audios over the last 12 years, we feel very confident in the direction of our life as a family. We've spent time growing spiritually, mentally, intellectually, emotionally, and financially over the last 12 years, that as a partnership, we are determined to provide the best, value-centric environment that we possibly can provide. Just like we approach anything in our life, we will do it with love, purpose and passion.
Just as quickly as a baby changes and grows on a daily basis, we are looking forward to a continuous learning curve. I believe if there's no stress or strain, there is no change or growth. Change is inevitable, every day is a fresh start and an opportunity to learn. A lot of life is not being afraid of change, but embracing change.
What’s your why? The reason we do what we do is for our family. Therefore, children can be thoughtfully included in your business as motivation and as part of your journey, and ultimately, your legacy. Brandon and I are excited to continue to build our legacy.
Cheers to life changes!
Brandon & Amanda