9.12.16

HIS TIMING

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of major life decisions. Opportunity, after opportunity, after opportunity has been thrown in our face. If you would have told me back in October that in just under 2 months, I would be starting a business, Alex would be applying to go back to school and we would be moving, I would have probably thought you were crazy. But here we are. Before I get ahead of myself, I should mention that we are literally just moving down the street (so don't have a heart attack mom!).

It all started in November when I launched my business Lips by Beks (you can learn all about that decision here). Very quickly Alex and I felt that this business was going to be a huge blessing for our family. I was building my confidence, while doing something I absolutely love. As much as I love being a mom, I wanted something that was for me, and this was perfect. I quickly came to realize that I wanted the same thing for Alex.
One of Alex's passions is sports. That's why he had taken Journalism in university. It didn't work out however because it was WAY too time demanding for someone who works, and has a family. So he switched programs and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Since December 2015 Alex has been job searching, and it has been the hardest thing watching him not get jobs he really wanted. It was killing me. He had quite a few interviews, but there was always someone who was bilingual, which he was not, or had experience, which he did not.

Then 3 weeks ago I went out to talk to an old school friend of mine. She asked about Alex and what he was doing and I told her he was job searching. Then I mentioned something I hadn't thought of since 3 years previous. "He actually may go back to school to study Sports Business Management." Um where the heck did that come from? I literally forgot about that program I had found in years previously, but there I was talking about it. Little did I know, Alex was having the exact same conversation with my sister in law. Coincidence, I don't think so.

The more we talked about it the more it felt right. Alex has never been a fan of school, and I don't blame him for that, but this program is only for a year and you automatically get a co-op which you either get bridged into after you graduate, or get an amazing reference and experience! I've never met someone as hard working and as dedicated than Alex. He's someone who you have to spend time with to truly see his immeasurable value. Someone may have better qualifications on a stupid piece of paper, but I can guarantee they will not be as dedicated and constant as Alex.
I didn't want Alex to spend his life in a desk job that he wasn't passionate about, while I am doing things that constantly inspire and motivate me. He has been so supportive and encouraging through my business venture, so I wanted to do the same for him. I want to see come home and feel proud of what he has done. At the end of the day, sure he'd still be working a desk job that will still have it's frustrations and difficulties, however he will be working for a team. A sports team. Sports really is his greatest passion (other than family and God of course), and I feel he will be more successful in a field that has anything to do with sports!

Now onto the moving part. I've mentioned many times on this blog how much I am sick and tired of this apartment. So we've been looking to see if we could actually afford renting a townhouse. We ideally didn't want to move until we could afford buying, but sometimes you have to make changes to your original plan. We found a beautiful group of townhouse literally down the street from us for an amazing price!! It would only be $600 more a month then what we are paying now, and it 3 times the size, has a finished basement, a backyard, a community pool, and a perfect living space for what we are looking for! We went for a viewing yesterday and fell instantly in love. We're hoping we will be moving in by early spring.

All this to say, God sees the whole picture. And although there are elements to all this that are scary, we're mostly excited and willing to put our full trust in him. I can not wait to see what the future holds for us! Everything has just been happening so fast, but I know this all happened at the perfect timing.

Have you noticed that I am kind of uncomfortable with posting "style posts" unless I tell my life story!!!! ;) Also can we just take a moment and talk about the embroidery details on this dress! I can't get enough of dresses recently! Especially ones from Gamiss!

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  1. Your style pictures are always so pretty! You are so gorgeous. Also, I'm so excited for all these life changes! That townhouse sounds amazing, and it sounds like the program your husband will do will work out perfectly! I'm glad your lip business is going well! :)

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    1. Thanks Madeline!!! Not going to lie, I give my credit complete credit for my photos! I trained him to be quite the photographer ;) We are SO excited! We already have all our new furniture figured out, we just have to wait until March to actually move!!!!

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  2. You are headed for some big and wonderful changes!!! My brother was a week away from graduating in business finance from BYU Provo when he realized that he didn't really want to be in the financial industry. He went back to school (chiropractics) with his wife's full support, and he said that having her made all the difference! You are a wonderful, kind, and caring wife, and everything is going to turn out wonderfully!
    Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself on here! I loved reading it! And good luck!!!

    -Sue
    susanstange.com

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