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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Giant Journey...our BIG news

Life is one grand adventure.  Occasionally this adventure seems to take on a life of its own.  When I started traveling in my early 20’s I developed a passion for seeing new places & meeting new people.  The desire for greater adventure and experiences seemed to be coursing through my veins at an exponential speed. I was hooked.

After seven years of pretty much non-stop travel I needed a break.  I needed a steady home life and some sort of normalcy.  Boy did I ever get that.  I finally settled down, got married, had my first kid and I was ….. settled.  Second kid comes along and all of a sudden ’settled’ felt like stuck.   My sense of adventure never left me, I simply shelved it for a period.  

Now, after ten years of stationary adventure my life has taken a recent turn.  You see, one day while driving in our car, it’s as if God deposited the most brilliant idea into my husband and I.  We were so excited we had to stop at a cafe with a notebook just to hash some things out on paper.  
  
Well after much deliberation and prayer we are embarking on a new adventure.  One that seems larger than life.  One that we want to share with all of you.  We’re moving.  From Iowa.  To …. The…. Road.   Yes, you heard right.  We are getting rid of all the things that tie us down and we’re leaving in a vehicle of some sort to travel the US for a year.   See the video here.

What?!?!  Seems a bit crazy, right?  I can’t say I’ve ever heard of someone taking on such a crazy journey.  Which is beside the point since we’re not looking to mimic anyone else’s lives. This isn’t about keeping up with the Jones’s, nor has it ever been.  We’re blazing our own trail.

Details:  
How? This does involve me home schooling my two little boys through a program we found through K12 online learning. (By the Lord’s infinite grace) Marc will be able to work remotely so there’s no issue there.
What?  We have not a clue what we’ll be driving off in.  I’m sincerely hoping for a cozy RV to hook our little Volvo up to.  Now, I’ve never driven something as giant as an RV but that’ll come out in the wash.  details!
When? Hmm…that’s a good one.  We know we’ll stick around to see to the mundane details pan out and allow the kids to finish out the school year.  So, we’re honestly thinking June/July-ish.  
Where?  Marc has an event to attend in Vegas in August so we’ll have to work that into our plans but other than that it’s all in God’s hands. 
Why?  We’re not sure where we want to move next so why not tour the US, educate the kids (and us) and find a place to fall in love with and go from there.  

So what about you?  How do you fit into this equation?  We would LOVE you to come along for the ride. We’ll be posting videos, pictures, stories and even Facebook Lives all along the way.  Would you please share this with a friend?  A family member?  A neighbor?  If not, cool, just keep up with us for motivation, inspiration and education.  

Have you ever had a dream or a goal so big you’d need a major miracle for things to line up so that dream can become reality?  That’s where I’m at.  I need a few miracles to make this happen!  An RV….equipment….funds….nothing that’s too big for a mighty God that’s placed this big desire in us.  
We’re forging ahead.  Taking one step at a time.  We hope you’ll join the journey.  


Go in Peace,

Blu Wyatt & family




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

One word for 2017...what's yours?

We’re one month into 2017 already and I’m curious as to what you’re experiencing so far.  If you were to give 2017 ONE word what would it be?  Check out the post from the beginning of the month.  As a refresher: Mine is FREEDOM!  Freedom from insecurities that have had me bound up for most of my life.  Freedom from fear of other people’s opinions of me. Freedom from doubt and unbelief.  Freedom to be the woman God has created me to be. What’s your word?

Words contain so much power.  If used the right way we can paint the canvas of our lives with bright vibrant colors or we can use black and gray only just by the words we speak.  Are you speaking life, hope, love, optimism or doom and gloom, pain, fear, and despair?  

What about the people you choose to surround yourself with?  What are they speaking over themselves?  over you?  Will you permit negative people to speak into your life or will you silence the naysayers?  

I read on a bottle of Synergy KambuCha tea once “The world is only as colorful as the paint you allow on your palette.”  I thought this to be profoundly true.  I’ll take it one step further and say your world is only as colorful as the words you choose to speak over yourself.  

Self-talk is a big one.  You know this because I’ve said it a hundred times.  What are you speaking over yourself?  
In my case, I’m not as guilty anymore about speaking negative things over me as I am about staying silent.  I don’t often speak out the positive things I’m wanting to experience in life.  For example: I want to be speaking: I am full of confidence.  I speak with wisdom and kindness.  I am a force for good…a force for God.  I am alive and full of energy.  I attract God inspired ideas.  I spread love everywhere I go.  

Do I say these things everyday?  Unfortunately, no.  Do I say them once a week?  Embarrassingly, no.  So when I talk to you about increasing your self-talk I’m also preaching to myself here.  We can excel in this….in life….in love....through words.  

I pray that this year exceeds all your expectations and hopes.  Dream big.  Help people around you.  Keep your eyes focused straight ahead and don’t be moved by negative things that come your way.  Your future is BRIGHT no matter what it looks like right now...but you've gotta start with the right attitude:)  


It’s gonna be a great year…I can feel it in my bones.  Check out the YouTube video here.
God Bless and talk soon,


blu 
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