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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