Breaking Free, Faith

Break Free: Prayerfully

Jo / November 19, 2017

The heart of man plans his way,     but the Lord establishes his steps. Pr. 16:9 Over the last few months, I’ve been aware of a shift in my attitude toward breaking free from the 8-5 work life. There’s a fire that’s been lit within to quit piddling around and actually make strides toward success. I feel like it’s closer to being a real…

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Breaking Free, Ordinary Life

Break Free: Personally

Jo / November 15, 2017

Alright, so you want out of the 8-5 life. That’s great. Knowing that is ground zero for everything else that follows. For several years, I teetered back-and-forth with the thought of breaking free. Some days I didn’t want it, most days I did. On the days that I did not want out, I wondered what it was the kept me.…

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Breaking Free, Personal Finance

Break Free: Financially

Jo / November 11, 2017

As I consider the idea of breaking free more, I realize that so much of it relies upon financial ability. Being in a place, financially, to handle the probability of a lack of income while pursuing self-employment possibilities is essential to the success of the journey. Stepping out on my own, though exhilarating, is also a terrifying thought for precisely…

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Family, Friends, Marriage

See Jane run…and stumble upon a rock

Jo / November 3, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation with one of the horse trainers I’ve been working with for the last few months. It went something like this: Trainer: “I’m going to tell you something you’re not going to like very much.” Me: “…Ok.” Trainer: “You need to drop 20lbs.” Me: “Oh…uh, ok. Thanks.” His intentions are good and…

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Link Up Posts

#write31days: Day 31 – Rest

Jo / October 31, 2017

The hubs and I both started either a new job or new responsibilities in our job this past Spring. And since that time, we have been working. A lot. There hasn’t been much, if any, unoccupied downtime and we haven’t taken a break. It’s a first-world problem, I know; and a drop in the bucket to what many, many people in this…

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Faith, Link Up Posts

#write31days: Day 30 – Refine

Jo / October 30, 2017

I like efficiency. Like, for real. I would almost go so far as to say that I crave efficiency. It drives me nuts when things feel chaotic or messy and when processes are clunky and slow. As such, I’m constantly refining how things work. Especially in my job where there are many moving pieces and all of them are important…

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