when the going gets tough

Today I’d like to share an excerpt from an MML reader email I received a while back. Raj, who also shared a DIY DYL, had this to share:

… Last week my husband and I got some horrible news. He was laid off from work last September and was expecting to receive benefits until this fall, unfortunately, there is no more funding in the program and he has just been informed that he only gets paid for another 4 weeks. As you can imagine this hit us like a tonne of bricks. We have two young children, and I am a freelance marketing consultant with not a lot of work right now. I was totally crushed, but I visited your blog for inspiration and a pick me up, and it worked!

Rather than freaking out and falling apart, my husband and I are going to start a marketing company together. We are going to take the skills we have and turn them into a lifestyle that works for our family. Both parents working from home, making money, and being involved in our children’s lives. We are even going to blog about the whole journey.

– Raj, May 29th, 2011

Today I’d like to share with you the results of their intentions, hard work, and faith. Please stop by and support Raj and her husband on this new, bold path.

Talk about turning shit into fertilizer.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Courtney

    What a beautiful journey from such terrible news. It’s really all about our perspective, isn’t it? We are capable of so much if we just really believe in ourselves.

    I Can Be Many Things

  2. J'Ann

    Always great to see a negative being turned into something positive. Good luck!

  3. Alexa

    It gives me hope, reading stuff like this. I’m so glad that they managed to take a negative situation and respond with positivity, hope and faith. Makes me feel encouraged!

  4. Jess

    Thank you Courtney, J’Ann, and Alexa for encouraging Raj and her husband. I agree, it certainly is inspiring!

  5. Raj

    Wow! I’m sorry I didn’t respond to these super sweet comments sooner, I some how missed them when I checked in earlier.

    As I was starting to write my letter to my future self and think about my goals and intentions for this year I was reminded of this and the pile of shit I was standing in not too long ago. I hardly remember those very dark and difficult days anymore, instead I’m focused on bigger brighter things for the future.

    Thank you Jess and Make Under My Life for the daily support and inspiration.


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