A lot can change in a year.
One year ago this month our family made a huge decision to sell our home in Elkton, Michigan and move to nearby Bad Axe, Michigan. Part of the decision to move to this property was because we hoped to “one day” buy the automotive shop next door if the opportunity ever arose.
Nearly one year from our big move to Bad Axe we made another huge decision. We submitted a purchase agreement for the automotive shop next door. The place isn’t officially ours yet, but I wanted to start documenting the journey right from the beginning, when things are still uncertain and unnerving. When you need courage and determination and faith the most.
This decision is by far the scariest and most exciting decision we’ve ever made as a family. Even though we hoped this day would come, I’m not sure we actually thought that it would ever happen, let alone be possible. But here we are taking those first wobbly steps.
I wanted to document the journey as much as possible for a few reasons.
- To be able to look back and reflect on the progress and pains in the journey down the road, especially when we need an inevitable dose of perspective in life.
- To share a “real life” look at what goes into running a small business while raising (and home educating) a family.
- To encourage, equip, and inspire others to pursue their goals, dreams, and desires, no matter how big or small.
I’m headed off to Japan on the 5th until the 15th, so I’ll be sure to post any updates when I return.
Dream big, stay driven, and enjoy livin’!