CEO of Your Life

CEO of Your Life

While fast forwarding through the political posts on Facebook the other day, I came across something that someone wrote and I had to write it down. It said “Evaluate the people in your life; then promote, demote, or terminate. Your The CEO of Your Life!”

It got me thinking as recently I had written a blog post from the heart Humble and Happy  that post was my coming to terms with my recent employment situation. I had been forced out of a job I loved up until a few months prior to my resignation.

Our life as we knew it changed, my whole adult life I had always supported myself. When I got married I  contributed to 50% of our families expenses and still always had my own play money. I never had to account for what I spent nor was money an object. When I was with friends who didn’t have as much discretionary money or even those who did I always pulled out money. As long as everyone was having fun, what it cost didn’t matter.

Now  for the first time in my life I am self employed and building my own business . I have had to realize that I have friends who resent my current situation,  don’t understand it or were only friends when I was in a position to help their cause.

I enjoy being home for drop off and pick-up . I enjoy taking my son to doctors appointments. I enjoy being able to build my brand at my pace. I enjoy having playdates after school. I enjoy doing homework with my son at a decent hour. I enjoy waking up and making him lunch. I enjoy cooking a healthy meal every night (well almost every). I enjoy having lunch with a friend and taking our dog for a walk.

BUT

All of that enjoyment comes with ALOT of sacrifice. We don’t eat out often. We don’t go out on the weekends as much as we used it. We don’t or I don’t shop just because I want to. We don’t have a winter vacation booked nor do I see one in our future.

We have wonderful extended family but neither one of us comes from money.  Our parents have not been able to help us nor would we ask them to. My husband is a saver something I am not. Thankfully he had planned for me to  build my business and not being fully employed nor contributing to our expenses for 6 months (that’s quickly approaching).

Thankfully I am a planner and we had purchased tickets to many fun events before I was self employed so we are still able to do amazing things. I get invited to some great events through my blog so we are never lacking things to do. Now don’t get me wrong we are not Destitute.  We just can’t anymore because we can the way we used to!

I am never one to judge what someone does with their money they earned it. I never begrudge  anyone who has help from family , God Bless them. I give second and third chances and the benefit of the doubt when other’s didn’t. I am a friend in every sense of the word or at least I think I am.

So can someone tell me If I am CEO of my life and you are the CEO of your life ,why do we think it’s ok to resent and not support our friends? Together we are #StrongerTogether,  #BlessedWithTheBest and #SmileMore !

CEO Of Your Life

CEO Of Your Life

Sometimes..You Just Need Husband And Wife Time Together

Sometimes we need to step away from being mommy and daddy and have husband and wife time together. Yes I said that!  As many of you know our lives revolves around our main man, he is our heart our soul and our everything! With that being said, his father and I do need quality time together so we can be who we are for him.

Husband and Wife Time Together

Husband and Wife Time Together

Three years ago we started going away twice yearly (at least we try to) with two other couples to Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts , home of the LAND OF LOVE. Cove Haven has three different  all inclusive Resorts to choose from all within a two hour drive from door to door. This past weekend was our weekend to get away from the daily chores of housework , the real world everyday chaos to enjoy our husband and wife time together. We started our weekend getaway last Friday in the early afternoon with a trip to Carlos Bakery in Ridgewood, NJ. What romantic getaway would be complete without some sweet treats and a little something to celebrate our friends anniversary.

It is important in every relationship to cherish the little things that you have, that being conversation, laughter, friendships and intimate time together. Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts offers us that and so much more. We like to arrive early on Friday as there is always an array of “couple” themed activities. We enjoyed some cocktails  played some trivia games in the bar area and actually were able to have a conversation that was not interrupted. We spent some time in our rooms before meeting our friends for dinner, for us the weekend is not just about husband and wife time together. It is also about adult time! We enjoy going away with other adult couples, spending time together , being able to drop the occasional F bomb without having to cover it up and laughing until your cheeks hurt.

Our room of choice which we love and request each time we go any of the Cove Haven Resorts “Garden of Eden Apple Suite” cozy and private with no windows. This room has a heart shaped whirlpool, heated swimming pool and dry sauna. Let’s not forget the fire place, for us it makes the nights more romantic to have the gaze of the fire right in your bedroom.

During the days there are always fun activities to participate in such as the XXX Newlywed Game, always a favorite with us. We enjoy watching the show and always say next time we to will get on stage. This trip we even decided to play it in our rooms later that night. Belly laughs were had by all as we listened and learned from everyones answers. Definitely a game to play with open minds and lots of adult beverages!

If you visit the land of love without friends, need not worry the days are fun-filled with activities and the night life consists of  bands, comedians or magicians. Everyone is friendly and it is easy to strike a conversation since everyone is so relaxed and focused on a good time.

Forever Lovers

Forever Lovers

 

 

We all look forward to dining without having to worry about spills, although it would not be a meal without them. Our favorite meal of the weekend is Saturday night “Strip” Night a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Sunday morning breakfast  is always enjoyed as we sit with each other laugh about the previous evenings antics and plan our next getaway as Forever Lovers to the Land of Love after all Love Lives Here!

 

 

Wether you choose Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts as your getaway spot or another destination. Remember this, you were husband and wife before you were daddy and mommy and it will make you both better parents to have husband and wife time together!

Husband and Wife Night 2

Husband and Wife Night 2

**Disclosure I was in no way compensated for this post other then by my husband with a great spa massage during our stay, which only relaxed me even more! Main Street Mama’s advice is to plan your husband and wife time together NOW!