Gratitude for Network Marketing; Living Dreams Formerly Impossible
Took a minute to reflect on the turn of events that led us to move to my hometown of Cazenovia. For as long as Adam and I have been together, the idea of moving away from Sheldon, NY – where Adam’s 400-head dairy farm was located and he lived his entire life – was only a pipe dream (of mine). And I always felt greedy for dreaming it. Despite always wanting to move “home” the practical side of me always kept that dream at bay. I never saw us outside of farming. But alas, God had a bigger plan. He always does.
I’m most grateful today for saying “yes” to an opportunity 5+ years ago in the Network Marketing industry. I walked away from a full-time job/salary/benefits in corporate America to start with nothing to build our Isagenix business, even when so many told me I was crazy. But Adam didn’t, and he instantly got right down to work with me in the pockets of his 7-day-a-week farm schedule. We worked very hard to build the business together over the past 5+ years.
When Adam’s parents decided to sell their farm, it came as a complete shock. No matter how difficult the times ever got, I had always seen them muscle through it with the endurance and grit I love about dairy farmers. So it threw me off guard.
But when the news hit us, we didn’t have to panic. We had built a residual income stream that literally saved our butts. It gave us the time and time-freedom to make the right decision for our family. And to buy our current home without the contingency of selling our home in western NY.
Adam said he would be open to moving if we found the right place (i.e. not in town ?). So one Friday, when Adam was taking the younger two girls to our local Children’s museum so I could get work done, I trolled Zillow like I did probably hourly on the quest for a home that I prayed would suit Adam. For a long time, nothing jumped out at me. I stumbled on a home that I was instantly head over heels with, FSBO. I called the homeowners Heather & Mike Ketcham, who also had 3 girls, made an instant connection with Heather and loved the place so much I wanted to make a down payment over the phone! Instead, I cooled my jets and pleaded with them to let us drive 3 hours from Buffalo to see it that evening. They were kind enough to oblige, and we bought it that evening. It was yet another scary leap of faith but we knew if we “slept on it”, someone else would have swooped in to buy the house. We’re so humbled they would part with such a beautiful place that was a dream come true for me, and our ticket back to Cazenovia.
Home sweet home. We’re so grateful.
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