"There are still more days to travel in this life. And he knows that the man who makes the journey has been shaped by every day and every person along the way. " ~M.L Steadman

Everyone probably knows that I love reading. Every time I start a book I feel timid like "I don't like you...or do I"? by the end of said book I feel likes bff's and when it's over I am lost for a while until I can dive into a new one. The above quote was from a book I finished recently called The Light between Oceans. This isn't a book review but I promise that book will pull at every maternal heartstring you have. It pulled me in two different directions at the same time, I wasn't sure how I wanted it to end. 

That quote really stuck with me. There are still more days in this life. So much more to see and to do and experience. I recently read an article about basically spending your money on experiences and travel versus stuff and things. It stated "We are the sum total of our experiences" Although we have a house, cars, things upon things I like to think we spend more on experiences. Not as much as I would like, I would travel the world if I could. You see all these bloggers telling you to get out there!, live your dream!, be adventurous!  That's all fine and dandy but you have to make a living. Even if you live in a teeny inexpensive house or apartment you still have to have money to go on these adventures right?  But the point is to do what you can with what you have. We are work hard / play hard kind of people. We work a lot. We both have full time jobs, I have a side business, my husband is in school. But we make time in our life for experiences when we can. We know that experiences shape who we are, shape our life, our story.

So, our life is kind of like a book to me, in the beginning I didn't know who I was, what I wanted, or anything about myself, you know the character building stage, the part of the book your not so sure if your going to like it or not.  I'm now onto my middle of the book, the core. I know who I am, I know what I want and I'm so proud, honored, happy, overwhelmed with the middle of my story, my book.  I'm right where I want to be. Of course life isn't perfect, there are twists and turns along the way. But I married my perfect mate, we have 2 beautiful children, I have my work, I have my friends, I have this amazing creative outlet that brings more hope, joy  and light into my life than I ever knew possible. There's so much left of this book. There are still more days to travel in this life. I am so excited to see where it goes, what becomes of this book but thank you all for being a part of it. Your a part of the core of my book, part of my happiest days thus far! 

Corey & Paige Parsons, Characters in my book of life. 

Corey & Paige Parsons, Characters in my book of life. 

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