August 30, 2019

Will your job let you stop working when life gets hard?

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As stated by NAIC (The National Association of Insurance Commissioners), the average air ambulance cost for a 52 miles trip falls somewhere between $12,000 to $25,000 per flight.  Aranza’s flight was half that distance, so how much do you think it cost?? Should be half that price, right?

We got the bill today.  My first thought was, “how much does it cost to buy a helicopter?” Because the bill was $42,058.21.  Wow!  That doesn’t include surgery, or anything else.

But it DID have  a postage paid envelope in there, so we didn’t have to worry about the 50 cents postage.

You probably don’t have a $42,000 flight to pay for, 

But no matter what life throws your way, you still have to work, unless you’re independently wealthy.  The bills you had before, still have to be paid.  And we have many more bills coming!  

As much as I have the ‘don’t wanna’s’ right now, I know that I still have to work.  The good thing is, I love what I do.  I can’t imagine going back to work where you hate your job.

The good thing about my job, is, if I didn’t want to go back yet, and I could pay the bills, I could choose not go. 

 The week before the accident, we went on a backpacking trip.  This was not JUST a backpacking trip.  Ever since Robert and I left Colorado, I have wanted to go back to this place.  Multiple times over the years, I said, I wish we could go to Slate.  One day, we’ll go to Slate.

Last September, I surprised Robert with a trip for our 20th anniversary to go back to where we lived in Colorado.  At the time I thought, we might end up going to this place, but instead, we visited with friends we hadn’t seen in 15 years.  On that trip though, one of the those friends, who discovered this place with Robert, said he was planning a trip the next August.  I pulled out my phone and put it in my calendar.

Over the next year, I continued to say over and over again, we ARE going to Slate, we ARE going backpacking.  Even when our motel managers left, I still said, we ARE going, even when our temporary help left,  I said we ARE going.  I didn’t know how, but I knew if I didn’t believe it to happen, it never would.  Part of the reason I was so adamant was because I thought it was the last time we might have a chance to ever go on this trip with Ella since she was leaving for college soon.  

I’m so glad I stuck to my guns, and made this dream happen.  It never occurred to me that it would be the very last time with Ella, or Aranza.  There were many things that we did over the course of the last year that we thought, this may be the last time.  Little did we know.

So, I kind of went out on a tangent there, but where I was going was, not only did I not have to worry about work, I actually made money while we were backpacking and had no service.  I was able to choose to spend time with my family and still make money.

Part of my community, are people on my team, and even customers.  There are so many people I have in my life that I never would have met, had it not been for my business!  

One of my favorite things to do with business is vendor events, and this is the beginning of our ‘show season’.  This is the time of year I make the money I need for most of the rest of the year and the coming one.  So, I have to continue even though I might not want to.  I can’t give up.  I refuse to sink.

I have my first show of many coming tomorrow morning.  So I covet your prayers.  Yes, I’d love to make some money, but one of the other blessings is that there is always someone that we meet, that we get to encourage in some way.  There is some new ‘friend’  or some person that we say, “I met the person I was here for”.  Who knows? You might meet a heart mate! Or your best friend!

So, let me know if you need a little money, or a way to get out and meet others,  a community to be a part of,  or something to provide money while life throws rocks your way, I’d love to share mine with you. 

Refuse to sink, and be a wave maker!  Make a difference in someone elses life!

5 thoughts on “Will your job let you stop working when life gets hard?”

  1. I am so grateful to walk with you through this life. You inspire and teach me so much! I don’t know anyone who has walked so gracefully through the valley of the shadow nor anyone braver.

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