The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Family Plans!

Boy, my family and I have sure been doing some thinking!  We have made some family plans, which will change our future lifestyle, in a great way!

I’m a firm believer, things happen for a reason, whether we want them to or not.  We are meant to learn a valuable lesson when certain events happen in our lives.  There is no other answer for it!  We are here to learn!

As a family, we have decided to go back to the basics in life, with Internet of course!!  Baby steps!!  Right??

When we see how our lives, as we know it can be stopped so quickly, with no fault of our own, and how whether we wanted to or not, we had to adjust to a new way of life, made us do some serious thinking.  We wanted to have a life where we could at least limit the amount of worry.  To have a better sense of Peace.

Call it, a mix of Little House On The Prairie meets Technology!  Ya, I haven’t really figured out the mix just yet, but you get the picture!!

We have taken our lifestyle to a new level, and that is to build a homestead out of shipping containers, live self sustaining, and live off grid.  To be honest, we do not know when we are going to do this, but at least we are in the planning stages.  The main thing, is we are very excited to dive into this new way of life.  I can’t wait to focus on my career in writing, while living this new lifestyle.  I can visualize it, but I can’t wait to “feel” it!

We still have our plans, to one day, bring The Good Vibes Only Roadshow, literally “on the road”, to do our best to help others focus on positive perspectives in life.  In fact, last summer we test drove, living in a 5th wheel full-time to have a time of adjustment.  It went very well, so we know we could adjust to that lifestyle.  Happy Dance!!!

I suppose, during this time, our lives have become even more creative and that is something I look forward too every single day!  So whether or not, our plans happen now or a year down the road, they make me smile when I wake up each morning!

We are all here to learn, and we are trying to do just that; learn as we go!

With Good Vibes Only – Family Plans!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We Are Learning!

During this time in our lives, we as a family, are learning!  We are going through, what I like to refer to it as,  a reality check!

How quickly life can change, out of our control.  How quickly you can be working your dream job and then poof, your not!  How quickly you can own a thriving business, the surprise it’s gone!  What we think of as normal, is now so far out of reach (for now!)

However, there is a better way of looking at it!

I want to make sure you understand, we are all doing this together!  This is why I am sharing with you, what I’ve learned and how it has comforted me.  There will be options for you to consider if you are needing them.

Yes, there is no hiding it, there is loss all over the World; that is our new reality.  Loss does not have to remain loss!  Loss is a time to get creative, not just in work, but in your lifestyle.

Start planning for a simple future!  Do we need all those bills?  Do we need a high mortgage?  Do we need to pay an even higher rent to cover someone else’s mortgage and expenses?  Do you feel trapped knowing you will still need to pay these things?  I haven’t even spoke about Gas and Power bills yet…guess what I don’t feel I need too…they are still there!

However, the answer to all of that is NO!

You have options!  The question is, are you willing to live a more simple life in order to not have the pressure of a huge financial load?

My family and I, have taken the past month, to look at our lives, and to find ways of cutting costs.  Minimize life!

We have been researching different “home” options out there and to be honest, they give me more excitement to look forward too one day.  Everything from full-time RV living (mind you, there are currently very minimal choices in that department for people to stay at), shipping container homes (supplies can be recycled to finish the inside of the container), renting land to place trailers or shipping containers on, Yurt’s, tiny homes, and commune living (not religious commune’s but that is your choice) where you rent land or buy farm land “together” with friends or family and place numerous trailers, containers, etc. on the land and have a community garden, laundry, etc.

The lives we live now, have taught us that being humble in our approach is a gift!  We are going to go back to living a simple life.  We have no detailed answers as to all the questions in how we are going to do this, or which option we are going to take, but at least we have decided to live a life where we are at Peace.

This lifestyle is not for everyone, but we have learned, the last thing we want to worry about is astronomical loss.  We are all going through that now, we don’t want to go through it again.  Living having learned valuable lessons is a Gift!  We are going to make sure we share that gift with our experiences to as many people as possible.

Keep Sharing The Love!

With Good Vibes Only – We Are Learning!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We All Need Excitement In Our Lives

More now than ever, we need to find some excitement in our lives!  I have a bit of a plan😉😉

I will start by letting you know, I have no problem diving into childlike thinking at times;  remembering my youth!  Not so much who I was at a young age, but instead all the hopes and dreams I had as a child.  If you want to take a moment to smile, then please start thinking of all those dreams you had as a child.

As I start thinking back to my mind as a child and who I wanted to be, where I wanted to live, what I wanted to do when I “grew up”, and how I was going to do all of this, I also start thinking about all the kids I went to elementary school with and then it all comes back; I remember their dreams too ❤ you may even want to start reaching out to those friends you had and striking up a new friendship.

How exciting it was as a child, to have such big hopes and dreams!  The thrill and happiness it brought to my face, at just the thought of actually achieving those dreams.

It then dawned on me, why can’t I achieve those dreams now?  Oh My Gosh!!  I was feeling excited at just the thought!  I couldn’t wait to get started!

In that one thought, I created “added” excitement in my life!  I was like a scientist rubbing her hands together over her experiment at the possibility she could have come up with the latest cure!

The passion I had as a young girl for my dreams, was like no other; the excitement I felt as a child for my dreams, came back to me.

I really gave myself something more to look forward too!

If you are finding yourself bored with being at home, having already watched all of Netflix, and not sure what to do next, then I would recommend you sit down, grab a pen and paper and write down all your childhood dreams!  You will start to laugh, you may even start to cry, but at the end of the day, you will have found the excitement was back in your heart as you had as a little child.

I believe that is a gift you can give yourself!  You gave yourself the gift of excitement in your life and it didn’t cost you anything and you didn’t have to leave your home to find it.  Harness the dreams of a child, start researching them online, and you just never know, maybe you will be able to accomplish one of them!  Where there is a will there is always a way!

With Good Vibes Only – We All Need Excitement In Our Lives!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We Are Making History! We Are All In This Together!

Facebook asks me every morning, “What’s on my mind?”
Then it hit me like a Mack Truck!
AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE ALL MAKING HISTORY!
The World has finally all come together as ONE and are working as a Team with nothing but care and compassion in their Hearts
The enemy in this case is invisible and we NEED each other to fight it off!  In my eyes, this is World War III and we are not fighting each other.
We truly are ONE!
The thought that we are doing this brought tears to my eyes.  The thought of what it took to bring us all together, made me cry even more, but the reality of it is that we were not fighting each other to get us to this point.
It is possible to live in Peace, to actually love each other enough (as we are doing now) to be kind to everyone, and it is possible to live a life where we do not cause pain to another human being or animal!
We are living the proof right now, that we can continue doing so!  Life is precious!
With Good Vibes Only – We Are Making History!  We Are All In This Together!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Full Of Creativity

Along with all of you, I’ve taken the past 2 weeks to let everything sink in.  The shock of how quick life can change is slowly going away, but it has left me with a sense of wanting to take this time to grow and to share with you what I’ve learned so far.

Side note:  expect a lot of blog posts from me 😉

I’ve learned that creativity is more than just finding a hobby or project to do, but instead it is essential for mental health.  Finding something that brings a smile to your face is very important; we cannot fall into the trap of fear.

Yes, things are very real out there, but if we listen to what has been suggested to us in staying in our home, then we will be doing our part in ridding our World of this virus.  I feel it is a small sacrifice, in order to save our World.

Okay, so that’s all I want to say about the “v” word, it has temporarily taken over and I’m not going to allow it to do that, especially here on my blog!  So, here is some creative positive options for you, that I’m also going to harness:

Baking

Cooking something NEW!

Coloring

Painting

Crafting

Changing Old Clothing into something fun (costume)

Sewing

Reading

Journaling

Writing a Novel

Puzzles

Legos

Movies

TV Series Marathon

Word Search

Crossword

Flipping Through an old magazine

Watching sports (all the sports channels are playing reruns)

Get outside in your yard (we still have snow, so we will have to wait another month or so)

Make a To Do list (for once everything gets back to normal)

Spring Clean

Clean out the closets

Go through family albums and create a memory book

Scrapbooking

Clean up the garage

Get on-line and watch a free concert

Start talking to family and friends through FaceTime

Create a Favorites List

Plan a Passion List (my name for a bucket list)

Exercise

Start a free online course

Start a group online and enjoy talking about a positive subject

This list is just a list of suggestions; whatever you do, please make sure you do it in your home or in your own yard.

You can also make arrangements with a friend to do all the above with someone on-line.  It’s all about getting creative!  Create an appointment with friends or family to join you in a project!  Hey, great time to start a book club ❤❤

 

With Good Vibes Only – Full Of Creativity!!

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Miss Layla Is In The House!

Every now and then, we get the complete honor of looking after Miss Layla!  This cute little dog, who has now become part of our family, along with her Mommy, Joy!  I’m referred to as Auntie Jackie, my husband is referred to as Big Daddy and our daughter is now Layla’s cousin…LOL!  I love the total creative fun Miss Layla has brought to our family.

Although, we get to fur babysit, every two months or so, we still get to see her every day, as she lives in the building we manage!  There is a Gift to everything in life, and this is just one of them.

We have 3 days with Miss Layla in the House!  Since our Husky Wiley passed away, November 2017, there has been that void in our home and in our hearts, but Life has placed Layla in our World and it is what has been needed to help heal our hearts.

We, as a family, can’t tell you how grateful we are for this opportunity!  Today is also my husbands birthday and looking after Miss Layla is such a gift!

If you find yourself mourning the loss of a family pet; there are options for you as well.  Volunteer to spend your time at your local SPCA and give your love to other animals; the energy you will feel from these fur babies will fill the void in your heart.  If you have a friend or family member who have animals, offer to spend time with their pets as well; after all, these beautiful animals are family too💖

We are looking forward to creating some memories with Miss Layla the next 3 days; I know we will cherish them for a very long time.  Gratitude All The Way!

With Good Vibes Only – Miss Layla Is In The House! 💖

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Fun On The Farm

I will always be grateful for being able to visit my Grandma on her farm; it truly was the most peaceful environment I’ve experienced.

The fresh air, everything in her pantry was homemade, and it was like Time stood still.  For me, the main thing I looked forward to the most, aside from my Grandma, was her animals.  I could go into her chicken coop and get chased by the chickens 😂 I could go to the barn and feed the cows and I could play with her dogs!  Oh those dogs!  I loved them so much!

My Grandma had one dog named, Trigger who would smile at you!  It was such a welcoming feeling going out to the Farm.

I feel, for any child or preteen, having the opportunity to visit a farm, is extremely therapeutic for them.  I believe, aside from the fresh air, the energy from the animals is of pure love.  I can still feel that comfort to this day!

I know some of us don’t have the privilege to visit farms, but there are options.  Your local SPCA have animals that would love to have visits from children, or anyone for that matter; they are needing it the most.  In fact, if you contact your local SPCA, they would also accept volunteers to walk the animals and do other activities with them.

It would be a win/win situation, the SPCA needs people to volunteer and the kids would be receiving the best gift of all – the gift of energy/love from an animal.  Today’s children need this option, in more ways than one.  To learn to give back instead of receive and to learn to love an animal – they have hearts just like we do that need comfort 💖

With Good Vibes Only – Spend Time With An Animal And Share Your Love With Them💖