Rebirth and Return

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In the past year and a half, my life’s journey has seen many peaks and valleys.  More so than I ever thought to be possible.  I have had the privilege of teaching an amazing group of young people who helped me to spread my wings as an educator in ways I never thought possible.  I worked with a group of individuals who have compassion and an unshakable will to do what is best for kids day in and day out, and who support one another in a way I have never before seen in a professional setting.  And I have experienced hardship and trama that has sent shock waves to the very foundation of my beliefs, and daily impacts the core of who I am.

The crazy thing about life is that there always seems to be something gleaned from the journey itself.  Throughout my time away from this blogging space, I feel I have truly found myself.  Life’s obstacles have forced me to look at what it is I truly want to do with my life, and do it.

My entire life I strove to not ruffle any feathers.  My husband always joked with me that his one worry in marrying me was that I was so incredibly passive, and he feared that throughout my life people would walk all over me.  And the fact of the matter is…He was right.  I always seemed to find myself sacrificing what I wanted, or what I thought was best, so that everyone around me would stay happy.  But something inside of me changed over the corse of the last 18 months.  I realized I owe it to myself to do what I think is best.  No matter the fall out, if I truly believe in something with every fiber of my being and in the very deepest caverns of my gut, I need to at least give it a try.

So now I find myself at a point in my life in which I have never been.  I have abandoned what others think is normal or correct and I plan to pave my own way toward a path I feel will lead myself and my family to places we never dreamt possible.  I invite you to come along with me.  Welcome back to Making of a Home!

“When you begin taking that road not normally taken—Robert Frost poem—when you begin going a different direction and you find it very rewarding and satisfying, you wake up the next morning and you suddenly say, ‘Well, what else have I been missing out on?’ “ ~Joel Salatin

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7 Responses to Rebirth and Return

  1. Mary says:

    Welcome back I’ve missed you!

  2. Cindy Fisher says:

    I’m so glad that you have found your way back to us..I truly missed your blog about your family and ideas and pictures, recipes..The past months have made you stronger even tho the hardships have been so tough.God does walk alongside us as we learn what are future life holds for us.

  3. Robin Hayes says:

    Welcome Back Jaime! Although I have seen a lot of you the past 18 months, I have missed your blog. I cannot wait to see what you have to share with us in the future….enjoy your summer with your family.

  4. Brittany Swinger says:

    Awesome Jaim. I have chills. You are truly an inspiration. XO

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  5. Jacki says:

    You go girl! Glad to see you back at your blog!

  6. Rani says:

    We were the privileged ones who learned from you example. Follow your bliss Jaime. Thank you for everything you brought to our staff and your kids. God bless

  7. Rani says:

    *your example
    I loathe typos, especially the three in my post.

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