Bold Courage. Fearless Love. is a story about living with intention and purpose, and making a ton of money doing it.
I have a 2 year old and a 94 year old. I’m basically trapped in a world where Mary Poppins and the Golden Girls meet. But, I love it. Hands down, I could listen to toddler gibberish and eat ice cream with Grandma every single day for the rest of my life.
Sadly, I won’t get to do that.
One keeps moving faster, growing stronger, learning more, and telling me about the future.
The other keeps moving slower, growing weaker, forgetting more, and telling me about the past.
Time with both of them is fleeting and precious to me.
The reality of it is that this won’t, it can’t, last forever. But this season of finger paints, play-dough, bingo, and ben-gay is my passion.
Nobody can pay me to miss this.
BUT- nobody will pay me to do this.
Raising my daughter and taking care of my grandma meant I needed uncapped income potential, unlimited control over my time, and the ability to do something I love.
So, I started this blog as an experiment in passive and residuary income (the complete opposite of trading time for dollars) and guess what? It’s working! Like swimmingly well! Since I started this, my journey to wellness has amplified by billions! (Not billions of dollars, yet, but billions of other stuff that measures wellness; like happiness, fitness, energy, spiritual fulfillment, and personal development). Billions of happiness.
This is an affiliate marketing blog and also a vehicle for me to share my journey into wellness while I raise my daughter and care for my Grandma. There is a lot to learn and adapt to when you are caring for an elderly relative and a toddler. I’m constantly looking for ways to help both of them thrive while also taking care of myself. So if I find some gems along the way, like a good book, an amazing product, or a great recipe, I share them with you, and then I get a cut of the profits if you decide to give it a try too. It’s basically just my lifestyle, in public, like I’m a walking example of a product user, and I make a commission from doing it.
But really, I’m just telling stories. Really good, tear jerker, laugh out loud, move you to action stories.
And sometimes, boring run of the mill, “OMG another gluten free tragedy happened in the Schmuck household,” stories. Toddler. Grandma. Gluten Sensitivity is all the rage. Poop happens here. And yes. Our last name is Schmuck. Have a good laugh. I’m also a lawyer. So yeah, great jokes in my life all around.
So what is Bold Courage. Fearless Love.?
Bold courage is what it takes to look your parents, your friends, your facebook profile, in the eye, and say, “Yeah. I did go to law school. I did pass the bar. That’s great. I’m a realtor too. But I hate it. So I quit.”
Fearless love is what it takes to say, “I really want to be a stay at home mom and I think it would be cool to have Grandma come live with us too.”
Bold Courage is what it takes to put this story out there into the world and trust that it would manifest the results I wanted.
Bold courage is what it takes to clip a 94 year old’s toenails.
Fearless love is what it takes to turn her obvious embarrassment over a personal hygene need into a mani-pedi and make her shame into a fun girls day for everyone.
Grandma and Natalie are daily, physical reminders of the passage of time. Life is short you guys. Just do what you want. Forget all the other crap.