Who we are...

Who we are...
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charmed by choice, the blog has been a long thoughtful walk through choices. Ultimately, choices to be resilient.
Our family is one of the thousands of real life examples from this recession ...
we have experienced jobloss, mounting debt, property depreciation....
After spending some time hovering in the freak out mode...we have decided there is a choice to be made.
We can choose to stare at all that's challenging us,
or search and concentrate on all the incredible examples of resiliency.
Come along and be amazed at how many people live resiliently...
recovering finacially, emotionally, physically, spiritually...
We've all been told not to stare... but I invite you to stare at all that's resilient.
Let's be inspired and inspire each other.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Today it's about us...

Today my husband takes another step into our personal journey of resiliency. This blog was 1st inspired out of pure need to find examples of resiliency. I wanted to see as many others as possible surviving and thriving. The news seems to provide me with a never ending supply of anti-inspiring examples, hopelessness sets in so very easy that way. The blog has grown from that simplistic desire to find examples of hope and resiliency in everyday people like us, rebuilding through the economic challenges, to discovering resiliency internationally through EVERY imaginable and unimaginable circumstance. This exploration has given us perspective, hope and heroes.

But today, my thoughts are with my husband. Choosing a new career, finding that something that will not only bring us financial support, but something that helps others. Not just a job, not just a career...
All that it has entailed boggles our minds...
student loans on top of loosing income, studying, internships, studying, studying....
physics in your forties, yikes!

Today we're sitting about 4 years past his initial job loss, the journey was much longer than we expected, but today we're another step closer, today he takes another in a series of board exams...
a 5 hour test!

One of my favorite blogs.... Ordinary Courage.... inspires me so often when I apply it to myself, but today I reflect back about the courage it took for my husband to move forward, the courage to start and stay with this journey. Giving up sometimes may have felt like an option.
But here we are today, another step closer.

Today I am inspired by him, not because he's a perfect, not because things are easy and there's never a conflict, but because he had the courage to start over completely with all the opportunity that brings to fail and try again, to look for that light at the end of the tunnel and keep moving forward.
Today he takes another step.
My thoughts and prayers are with him and all of us choosing to stare at the possibilities, not stuck staring at the problems.

Having the courage to choose steps toward resiliency is heroic.

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