Life · Travel

Taking a little time away…

We had to get away. We needed it.

Sometimes we don’t have it all together and we forget to stop and enjoy the moment.  But we decided to do it. Its hard to do. Its an effort. But its worth it.

We got out of our environment. We are cherishing some family.  We are cherishing each other.  It is good.

#choosethismoment

~Be the Light~

Heather

Business · Life · Travel

Seeking change

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Are you someone who loves to travel or maybe you want to just have more fun? Have you dreamed of taking that family vacation but don’t know how you will ever be able to?

Do you want to choose more adventures and stop your busy life to smell the roses? Getting to choose a day off instead of fretting what would happen if you couldn’t work?  Does having your dream life seem unrealistic?

If you are looking for something like that please contact me.  I am a part of something that is so much fun and I get to work from home, choose my own hours. I can work as much as I want or as little. I also get the chance to take my kids places I never thought possible and places I have always dreamed of going.  You can even be a part even if you don’t want to run your own home business. I will share with you how I have made my life full of more freedom and more adventures.

I am looking for anyone who is interested in a freedom lifestyle. Maybe you are a stay home mom and are wishing there was more. Maybe you work so many hours and never have any free time to enjoy all the hard work you do. Maybe you are tired of your job and want to do something different but don’t have the money to start your dream job.

Whatever is it, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you can choose something different. Feel free to contact me. Information is below.

My passion is for others to find their true joy and to start realizing they can actually live a life of more fun, freedom and fulfillment instead of waking up, paying bills and going to bed. Lets stop living the same life over and over and call that a life.

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Contact me today either through here on my blog or you can email me at travelingndreams@yahoo.com. Only serious inquiries please.

 

#choosethismoment #choosetoday

~Be the Light for all to See~

Heather

 

 

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Hawaii has my heart: Maui -Our Vacation 2016

We recently did our vacation to another Hawaiian Island. We went to Maui. Just like Oahu, I am in love. Of course this place had a whole different feel than Oahu does but I loved it every bit as much.

We did a 10 day trip which was 8 days actually on vacation and 2 days of traveling which ended up being perfect. After about day 7 of cleaning up all the sand from 3 kids, I was tired of it. But we still enjoyed every moment. I do miss being able to walk in the early mornings and evenings and the warm wind blowing on my skin. Eating dinner out on the Lanai was amazing as well.

We stayed in the Lahaina area which we absolutely loved. It was very quaint and still had all the necessities.

We had a 2 bedroom condo, it was clean and quiet and the full kitchen/washer and dryer were a great amenity. In our condo area it had its own private beach area on Kaanapali beach which was a gorgeous, relaxing beach. We went to the resort side one day to see black rock I much preferred the quiet side. The resort side was very busy but black rock was great for snorkeling. My youngest loved all the fish and it was calm water for her to swim.

We decided that boogey boarding was our thing while we were there. Kaanapali did not have very many waves  so we would go to D.T Fleming beach for the waves. Which is another great beach. Paia bay had some huge waves which was great for the boys but not so much for me and my daughter. It was pretty rough, but we still had a ton of fun.

On our trip we did the road to Hana. There are a ton of great articles online on all the neat places to stop along the way. We did quite a few and it took up a lot of our day so we did not make it all the way which I was bummed but we did not want to drive back in the dark. The road was a little scary but lots of beauty. One thing we all really enjoyed was walking the Garden of Eden. http://mauigardenofeden.com/

We even stopped at a couple waterfalls and the kids jumped in and took a swim. There are a lot of mosquitos and they are tiny and bite a lot, so I recommend bug spray. I got eaten alive which I was a little nervous to get dengue fever from all the media hype about it but thankfully I am ok.

Also of course at the halfway to Hana watch for the rainbow sign and Do eat the banana bread. Very delicious.

 

After a few days of intense sun we decided to do the Maui Ocean Center. http://www.mauioceancenter.com/ I had a discount with my travel club so we purchased tickets. It was a great half day to stay out of so much sun so we could do the beach in the afternoon when the sun wasn’t so hot. It is a smaller aquarium but lots to see. My daughter loved the talking like a whale. It was great to learn about all the fish in the sea so when we went on our our snorkeling tour we knew all the names.

 

Our last day we did a molikini snorkel tour which was AMAZING! The water was crystal blue! I highly recommend doing a tour. They are fun for the kids and us adults love them too. We did molikini and then went to turtle town USA and saw so many green turtles. Such cool scenery. Then on our way back we had a pod of whales breaching and mating right by the boat. Such an amazing life experience. Its hard to know how amazing nature really is until you see it up close and personal. That of course was everyone’s most favorite day.

 

There are some other cool things  you can do from Maui and take a day trip on a ferry to see the island of Molokai and Lanai. We did not have enough time to do that but I do want to try next time. I would love to see each island.

Other than those few things, we did a lot of swimming and relaxing, Eating fresh fruit and enjoying the Hawaiian culture.

If you have never been, do go, there are so many cool experiences in Hawaii. ~ Next time we are going to try Kona. And I can’t wait to see what that island is all about.

I am getting my travel wings on~

 

#choosethismoment #choosetoday

 

~Be the light for all to See~

Heather

 

Business · Life · Travel

Choosing Moments Not Things

image.jpegGetting to have so many adventures. Enjoying seeing and being with family, friends and  seeing this great country!

Choosing the moments to know there is so much in this life to appreciate and enjoy and share with others. Finding the  joy in all our moments.

Getting back up again and again even when we have bad days!

Seeking new adventures. Cherishing each moment you have with loved ones. Knowing each day is golden because you never know when your last day will be. Our time is precious!

So glad I said yes to travel and life and creating moments with my family and loved ones and helping other see there is so much more. Loving the fun I get to have while I make a living. Making a living….. Living! Choosing to live with purpose!

I choose  moments over things!

#choosetoday #choosethismoment

 

~Be the Light for all to See~

 

Heather

 

 

Whose ready to go with me?

travelingndreams@yahoo.com

 

ChooseToday · Life

Creating our own Mission

When I  first started my blog I wanted to complain about having a type 1 diabetic and celiac son. I wanted to complain about being a mom and a wife. And then I just wanted to complain period.

Then later I thought I could do something towards health  or something of the other and I had a million things I wanted it to be about but I could never quite feel it and get in my groove.

With so much complaining, all I wanted was it to be something of an outlet but not an outlet that was me whining, having a pity party, day in and day out.

One night as I lay in bed trying to figure out what I was wanting in life, I heard These words “choose today”. I was tired of being negative and whining . It wasn’t getting me anywhere, which came about my thoughts on how I would CHOOSE today.

I thought, I can choose today to be so much more.

To make a difference. To be who God wants me to be. To be who I want to be. Though I struggle and it’s hard, I still get to make that choice.

As I have been in the process of changing my thoughts and my perception, I have really been trying to figure out what I want and how I want to portray who I am. I had this thought in my mind but I couldn’t see it clearly, It kept changing. I kept growing.

Today my blog is about inspiration.

It’s about being a mom and a wife.

It’s about the ups and the downs and all the in between.

It’s about making dreams with my husband and seeing sometimes that the other ones may go away.

It’s about stepping out and owning a business while trying to raise our kids and do so much we never thought was possible by just having a little faith.

It’s about sharing my love of adventure and travel and photography and all the little things that make life seem so special and to create memories.

It’s about not always getting it right but sharing that it’s ok to be down, it’s ok to be up, its ok to enjoy all the little moments.

It’s about showing my kids how to keep hanging on when the going gets tough and to come out stronger in the end.

It’s about teaching them to be so much more than they could ever see possible and for us to be so much more than we thought we ever could.

It’s about creating the moments that make up our life and that we get to choose how we react in those moments, good and bad.

Each day is a new day.

I get to choose how I want to make it.

It may take time to break the bad habits and to get where your goal is but each moment adds up to bigger moments until you have finally reached your goal and then you are ready to make a new one.

It’s about making those moments exciting and finding the laughter when all we may seem to find is sadness. It’s about sharing my story so I can hopefully inspire someone else to share their story and we can all create a bright shining light and help others to see their life is worth living.

It’s worth thriving!

It’s worth making all your moments count. It’s about not taking anything for granted. It’s about being thankful for all things- every little moment!

And so here it is, where I want to share with you how to, choose this moment, today, even when sometimes we don’t feel like it.

It is not possible for it to always be perfect or for us to always be happy. We are going to have down days and bad things that may happen but if we can choose how to grow in those moments and be grateful.

If we could share our story to  help someone else who may feel all alone and let them know, hey you are not alone in this. You got this. You can make it through that trial. You can make it through today.

All you have to do is choose today, choose this moment right now and I promise it will all be worth it!

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http://choosethismoment.com/choose-today/

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Be a Shining Light for all to see!!

~Blessings~

Heather

Business · ChooseToday · Life · Travel

Don’t limit yourself

imagesWe all set these limits and tell ourselves we can’t or excuses for why things we want won’t work out and why we shouldn’t do something. Today I say choose to stop those limits.  We are made for our dreams and desires. Choose them. There is a reason why you ask yourself “is this all there is”?  We were made for so much more then many of us have settled for.

There was a point in our life where we are told to stop dreaming and start being responsible. Or we had something happen to us which created a fear in us, so we start living a life that we really don’t want. Its a life of just surviving and going through the motions. You can’t really live if you are always setting yourself up for failure and not following what is really in your heart.   A few months ago I decided that I needed to start figuring out what I really wanted in life because I knew that this life I was living was not where I wanted it to be. I knew I had this burning desire of helping others and being able to choose beyond my wildest dreams. Of course I have things I am happy for and I am thankful for those choices. But I knew there was an abundance of adventures to be had and instead I was just slowly wilting away and  feeling sorry for myself. I made every excuse up for why I could not do the things I dream of. I could not find happiness or joy no matter how much I tried. I was dark and the negative thoughts filled me daily.   I woke up one morning and thought this needs to change. I need to change. My mindset needed to change and it was my choice. What path would I choose?

I believe many of us are lost. Somewhere along this life people are getting more and more lost and we are trying to find our way back again to where we are suppose to be. We are realizing there is more and we can choose to have more than just settling for second best. It is a hard choice and hard to think of the positive but I know it is possible.

So I ask this- What are your goals? Your dreams or desires? How can you make a difference?  And will you change your mindset and stopping putting limits on your dreams?

 

Choose Today- Choose Impossible  ~Luke 1:37