10. What If I Have Kids, I Don't Have Time

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Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to forego your dreams. It might mean that it may take longer to get there than others. Reminding yourself it will happen someday is a step up from never. Start somewhere today. Even if it means simply gardening at home or helping an elderly neighbor or relative with their garden. Keep learning all you can about gardening. Get your kids involved gardening with you.

My mother-in-law, Betty wanted to continue in her career but with a family three young boys and a home and husband to care for, it did not look as if she would every complete her education to return to the work force. One day, out in a row boat fishing with a friend who was a neighbor, they put together a plan that would benefit them both. My mother-in-law’s neighbor, Mary wanted to make additional income as she was at home occupied with caring for her mother.

It took my mother-in-law over 3 years but she was able to return to school part-time to take accounting courses while her neighbor, Mary took care of the house and prepared dinner for Betty’s family. When it came time for my mother-in-law to return to work, Mary continued to take care of the household and much to the chagrin of many out of town businesses, my mother-in-law was successful and enjoyed her work as an auditor for the State of Maryland until she retired 20 years later.

Do not let external situations determine your limitations. Say goodbye to self-limiting behaviors. Try to envision out of the box solutions which may be right under your nose.

Excerpt from the forthcoming book Getting Dirty. If you would like me to let you know when the book becomes available, just send your e-mail to adriennejenkins@verizon.net.

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