I will always remember a conversation I had with my mother when I was 16 years old. This is one of the most important philosophies of life she shared with me. She told me that I needed to make sure that I planned for my future but make sure that I made memories and enjoyed life because we never know how much time we have on this earth. My mother died when I was 25 years old and I pray that she left this world with wonderful memories at such a young age of 46. I took my mother’s advice. I have always dreamed of traveling, seeing new cultures, meeting new people and making memories. I have been blessed because my first major trip as an adult came about when I was 19 years old. I went to South America for 3 weeks with 2 girlfriends to visit a doctor friend and his family and came home knowing that travel would be a priority in my life. I am blessed that I have been able to do this and plan to continue until the day I am no longer physically able.
Since I met my husband, we have had many great trips and we are living our dream right now of traveling the USA and Canada in our new Solitude 5th Wheel. The people we have met are like minded and spirited and they have similar dreams. Sitting by the campfire laughing and telling stories about our past life and listening to our friends’ adventures is a real joy and pleasure.
I was taught at a very young age to be responsible, work hard and create the life I want to live. These lessons have led me to where I am today, being financially free and have time freedom as well. I have a residual income of $15,000/month and am able to travel, golf and do as I want 12 months out of the year if I choose to. I accomplished this by sponsoring 2 new people every 3 months into our business. I now have a very strong team of 1000 and am teaching them how to recruit and retail to make their dreams come true. I help teach them how to find their “why” so they are able to work through the tough times any business goes through, come out a stronger and happier person and reach the goals they set for themselves.
I struggled with weight since I was a young child and I had a lot of insecurities and low self-esteem for a major part of my life. My first experience on a diet was when I was 13 years old. I lost 40 lbs. in 6 weeks and finally felt like a “normal” kid. I struggled to keep the weight off and yoyo dieted the rest of my life. I lost 100 lbs. twice and 15-30 lbs. numerous times. When I turned 50 I decided to make one last ditch effort and have stomach bypass. Going through this process I found out that my issues started as an infant due to my brain not creating enough serotonin, which meant that my brain was not getting the signal that I had enough to eat. I cried when I found this out because I blamed myself for being “weak” for not being able to keep my weight under control my entire life. My doctor was shocked that I was able to stay on any kind of program to lose 100 lbs. Today, I stand here proud and joyful for the new Linda. I am now a size 14 and look fantastic. Working out at the gym 5 days a week with aerobics and weight training made my dream a reality. Being healthy allows me to hike and bike to see the beautiful sites this country has to offer. My goal is to be a centurian when I grow up.