I’ve been in the corporate event marketing business for a little over 12 years now. It’s a fun industry to be part of. The thrill of a live event, being a part of a global product launch and traveling around the world can be very exciting.
That life can also be quite draining on your relationship with your family.
3 years ago, Nicole and I moved into our forever house. It was love at first sight.
Compared to our previous 1,100 square foot bungalow, this new tri-level home had a bigger yard, an open floor plan and neighbors that became instant friends of ours.
When it came time to choosing the mortgage, we didn’t want our dream home to turn into a nightmare.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year. Globally, that number rises to around 15 million people.
As sad as those statistics are, they are just that … only statistics. Until cancer effects you, your family or someone close to you, you don’t realize the seriousness of the disease. At least that was the case with me.
Hello Nicole. I’m not really dead.
Sorry about that spooky title.
But if I do die unexpectedly, I want you to give you and the kids a clear path to feel safe and well taken care of …
Hence why I’m writing this letter to you today …
Children … They provide us with a sense of pride that is unmatched.
Raising kids truly feels like the reason we’re placed on this earth. We learn from them, we grow with them and the bond that is formed is a blessing from God.
Children are also QUITE annoying, sticky and interrupt you constantly.
Last year, we decided to cut the cord on cable TV.
I believe it was the “12-month promotions” that finally pushed us over the edge. You know the ones I’m talking about, right?
One random day five years ago, I was eating lunch at home and messing around on this new thing called an “iPad”.
Because I’m a money nerd, I went to the iTunes store, searched for personal finance and I found Dave Ramsey’s app. Before that $5 footlong lunch, I knew nothing about Dave Ramsey. By the time I finished my meal, I was absolutely hooked on his brand of no-nonsense debt elimination advice.
I’m a pretty solid sleeper. In fact, I come from a long family line of “immediate sleepers”. We lay down on the pillow and, in less than 10 seconds, we’re fast asleep. Now … leaping tall buildings or flying would be cool, but I’ll settle for falling asleep quickly as my super power.
Staying asleep is another story.