In 42 years of life, 22 years of marriage, and 21 years of parenting, I have learned that “Life is an Adventure.” One incredible experience after another that transforms into an epic story that belongs only to me. And, honestly, most days I feel as though it’s only the beginning.
Life is an Adventure
If I’ve discovered anything worth remembering, it’s that you never really know what life will bring next. It’s a myriad of ups and downs, loops and drops, with a mixture of straight shots right into another cycle. One of my favorite movie quotes of all-time is found in Hope Floats when Birdie says, “Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome.” From the moment we enter this world, our adventure begins.
The moment I became a mother, I truly understood the journey. Life had become full-circle and my eyes were opened to a whole new world. A world that required me to be responsible for another person in a way I had never experienced. A world that was life-changing and earth-shattering all at the same time. A world that I have been so deeply immersed in for 21 years that I don’t even remember what it’s like to not be a mother. When I stop to think about it, right after being a wife, it’s the most rewarding adventure I have been on.
The best part is being able to get out and explore the world with this unbelievably remarkable family that Colby and I have created. We hustle so that we can give our children a different adventure than the one we had growing up. We want them to see new places and learn about diverse cultures. Although Colby and I both took summer vacation with our family, it was a sacrifice for our parents. It taught us to be grateful for the small things that require much abandon for someone else. Again, it reiterated how much life is truly an adventure.
All of this — and much more — inspired me to want to wear the Cents of Style’s Life is Shirt you see above. Each shirt is designed to connect, empower and support. All things that we can use more of in today’s world. Life Is… Beautiful. Grand. Sweet. Tough. An Adventure. What is life to you? Find your Life Is Shirt on Cents of Style and share your own story through fashion.
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