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Whats Success Without Happiness
I come from a family of hard workers. My parents owned a restaurant when I was younger and of course I was there for most of my time. I've never had a problem with putting in alot of work, yet I knew this wasn't what I wanted to be when I got older. I found that making money was always nice but I didn't enjoy the fact that my teenage years where flying out the window. That was the first time I realized life is to short to be building a career that I didn't like.
Soon I took a break from my parent's restaurant and started looking for my own calling. After highschool I got married and now have three amazing sons. With each of my blessings came on alot more responsibility to make money. My husband was working at a job that only paid minimum wage and I wanted to stay at home with my children. I have a hard time trusting to many people with my kids so daycare wasn't really something I considered an option. Being strong headed I actually had to do something I never thought I would. I had to ask for help. As times got very hard I realized I started trying to find ways I could make money but still be there for my sons.The more I looked the more I realized I could find something I love to do and still be able to make enough money for us to survive. At first I started babysitting. Since I love children and have some experience with my own I decided that was a great job. It was alot of fun but after I found out I was pregnant with my third I had to quit. I always wanted to put my children first and I know my house just wasn't big enough for all those kids. Then I turned to making jewelry. The more I made the more I found others had this passion. I soon came up with the idea of throwing lady house parties where all of us could get together and sell our creations. This so far has been a success and I'm a very happy person.
A Happy Ending
I believe Disney got the happy endings wrong. A prince doesn't come and sweep you off your feet and thats the end of it. I believe a true happy ending is when your about to die and you look back and realize your life was really great. Maybe it wasn't what you expected. Maybe you didn't make alot of money or travel alot. As long as you fill complete that is what matters. I get to see my sons everyday. My husband is now going to school to pursue his dream. We may not have alot of money or be what the public may view as successful, but we are happy. To me happiness is success.