Lifestyle Living Now

Is your life scheduled around your job or is your job scheduled around your life?

If you’rrunninge like most people, your life is scheduled around your job. I think that stinks!!! When I was in the Marine Corps, my life was always scheduled around the Marine Corps. When I retired, I decided I was going to schedule my work around my life and not how it had been.

Think about that for a minute. I schedule my work around my kids school activities, I haven’t missed any of my son’s activities (he was three when I retired). I missed so many of my daughter’s activities that I felt guilty all the time. I’ve made up for that with her now.

My son goes to a year round school so we have four vacations a year. I had to schedule vacation time with my daughter when the Marine Corps said that I could. I was also gone on “trips” the Marine Corps told me I had to go on. One trip I missed Christmas, Mother’s day, my birthday and her birthday not to mention all the little things. It was a long six months for me.

When my lifestyle centered around my job, I had to make sure the creases were creased, the hair was up with no hairpins showing, and the boots were spit shinDSCN1942ed. To this day high heels bother me because of wearing boots for over 20 years. Now my choice is a nice shirt and a pair of Capri pants with flip flops or better yet – bare feet. I’m a very low key person.

I hope you don’t think I resent my time in the service, I loved serving my country and would do it again if given the choice. There were so many people that touched my life and I had an impact on them, as well. But now, I have choices and I make them. This is the difference with lifestyle living. My life comes first. My children come first. I come first.

I want you to be able to experience this type of living. Join us and see how it feels or continue what you’re doing and go to that job you go to and schedule your life around it.  Let me know what you decide.

Make it a Happy Day!

Bess Marie


P.S. Don’t look back a year from now and regret that you didn’t get started today?


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