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Living A Different Life

Posted by on August 22, 2011

The other day I was sitting and thinking! Thinking hard, about what my life has been like, and what our life is going to be like in the next 12 months. I have made many stupid mistakes over the years, with raising my boys, and with how we lived our life. The last three years have been a huge learning curve for me, and for our family. I am no longer the parent that I used to be. I see our life in different eyes and I know that we are Living A Different Life to what is consider normal!

Living A Different Life And I Am Proud of It!

Living A Different LifeWe are Living A Different Life to what is expected of us….society expects us to work from 9 to 5 Monday to Friday.

Society expects us to live in a House that we spend over 25 years paying off.

Society expects us to send our kids to school to get a good education. Society expects us to have two cars, and the latest technology.

Well we are different! We have sold off our house, and most of our furniture. We have a shipping container of the items that our important to us, the rest was not important and was so easy to let go. The hangs up of what our life should be like, are starting to slowly flow away. Some days I still have moments where I think “Oh my what are we doing” but other days I feel like we are living a life that we were born to live.

What Would You Change In Your Life?

If you had a magic wand, and you could close your eyes, tap your feet together and create a whole new world – What Would You Change In Your Life? Are you really living or are you just breathing? Are you Living A Different Life to what you were born to live?

Can you ever remember back to when you were little, and you had a dream? A dream to live your life a certain way? 

Living A Different LifeI have always wanted to have a big family. Actually I have always wanted six children – three boys and three girls. Now that I have five boys my life is different to my dream. I am not saying that I regret my life, what I am saying is that I am Living A Different Life from my dream! But at the same time I am Living A Life that is my dream. I have five amazing boys, and it took me to realise this when I had to let my oldest boy go. Not sure why/how but I still have my dream of having six children, and I know that it will be a girl! How is this possible….no idea :)

My other dream while I was growing up was to be rich and famous! How funny is that – considering how shy I am when I am in a room full of people. I actually go red in the face when I have to speak to a group of people, and I stumble with my words! So I guess being in the lime light as a rich and famous person will have to stay a dream. Actually I think that I can handle Living A Different Life by being rich – keep the famous out of the equation and I will be happy!

The biggest Dream I have is to travel around Australia with our boys. We are almost living on the road….my dream is about to become more real when we get ready to set off early next month!

So where is all this leading to……well what I would like to know is – if you could live any life that you wanted -without having to think about “What Ifs” What Would Your Life Be Like? Tell it from the heart – I want to hear about you Living A Different Life :)


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17 Responses to Living A Different Life

  1. happygirl

    I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. I love my life. I think the only thing I would have done differently is to love my husband more early in my marriage. We are so close now and I can only imagine having the love we have now, earlier in our marriage. If I wouldn’t have fought so hard to have my own way. If I wouldn’t have needed to be right. If I could have just said, “sure, that’s a good idea. let’s do that.” whenever he had a desire or idea of something to do. I guess what I’m saying is, I didn’t need to try to be in control all the time.

    I don’t know if this is what you are looking for, but this is what I can share. :)
    happygirl recently posted..Get on the bus

    • Lisa

      Thanks Happy Girl – I love that you shared something so personal about you and your husband….does he know how you now feel about him? How much more stronger you feel towards him with about your love? I think its amazing how you have come to understand about not needing to be so much in control. I am also letting go of the control factor with our boys, and letting them know that I am here for them when they need me! Life is amazing when we start to look at how we can live differently :)


  2. Liz See

    I LOVED reading this Lisa. Our family is also one that hasn’t traveled the ‘traditional’ road and have always been questioned. When asked why would we choose to home-school our son when there is a school down the road we answered with, why would we not choose to home-school him. Just because society says things should be done this way doesn’t mean it suits everyone. I am really looking forward to following your travels. x

    • Lisa

      Hello Liz,

      Thank you so much for your amazing story. I think that children can learn more at home because we can spend more time one-on-one and teach them skills that will carry them through life.

      I love how you have followed your heart and done what is right for your family. Good to see that you have not followed the trational road and you and your family are Living A Different Life!


  3. Lina@MothersLoveLetters

    What an amazing story, Lisa. Selling your house and packing it all up, to go on this trip, New Life On The Road. You inspire me.

    Leaving my high-paying, very secure, lawyer job to follow my heart – write, spread my message and earn money with an entrepreneurial mindset, has been my way of living a different life. It’s so scary when you’re used to financial security. Unfortunately, the price I had to pay for this certainty was too high. So, I risked what I’ve had to risk, for personal freedom.

    All the best, Lisa. Keep doing what you’re doing. I also know you will have a little girl some time in the future.

    Thank you for you friendship and love.

    Lina@MothersLoveLetters recently posted..Why We Love Mummy Bloggers & Why Companies Are Paying Attention

    • Lisa

      Hello Lina,

      Thank you for taking the time to read about Living A Different Life. I think you are one amazing Mummy and also very clever with your words. Your Mothers Love Letters to your gorgeous son touch my heart, and make me take notice of my own family.

      I have taken my boys for granted far too long, and have never really appreciated the friends that are a part of our life. I now make every day count, and I am grateful for all that I have and all that I receive. The last three years have been a real eye opener and I can now ask for what I want. The Law Of Attraction has changed my life for the better so I am so happy that I was able to share our story about Living A Different Life :)


  4. Kama

    Lisa, I am having that thinking moment today as we prepare for our Finding Dragons adventure. I am totally enjoying the fact that we will be living outside of the norm but also feeling quite vulnerable in our decision. I am so glad I have met you and that we can follow each others adventures. x
    Kama recently posted..The excitement of adventure vs. the apprehension of the unknown

    • Lisa

      Hello Kama,

      I am so looking forward to following your journey of going overseas – Its such exciting times ahead for so many wonderful people – so grateful that I have also meet you, and can follow your amazing adventure. The world is an amazing place for those that are Living A Different LIfe :)


  5. Jackie Stenhouse

    I think you really don’t know what you have until its taken from you. I know what I would change is having less debt so my husband could be home with his family and we could do more travel with the kids. I think because of my upbringing (traveling in a caravan for 10 yrs) I have no desire to travel indefinitely with my own children but I would love to take them to wonderful places on holidays and show them whats out there and give them more life experiences such as snow skiing, traveling overseas and seeing more of Australia.

    • Lisa

      Hello Jackie,

      WOW thanks for sharing that :) You have actually written out your goals and your why!!! Looking forward to travelling around, maybe you could meet us somewhere sometime with your family for a wonderful holiday :)

      We could meet down south in the snow session, or we could meet in Perth one time – or wherever you would like to meet up. That way we can still have our coffee/cake and work with our sites together ::)


  6. David Moloney

    Hi Lisa. Sounds like you’re completely embracing living a different life. I’m also quite happy with my life at the moment. Although work wise I would probably like to have a bit more control – but that’s corporate for you (Even though I love what I do).
    David Moloney recently posted..Your Email Address Sucks

    • Lisa

      Thanks for sharing how happy you are David :)

      Amazing how the corporate world works!!!


  7. Dee

    Lisa, I can relate to you totally. Thanks for being so open and honest. I am fortunate enough to have met you and your wonderful family when our journeys connected earlier a few weeks ago. I loved hearing your dreams and aspirations and watching what wonderful parents you were to your children. I know that all you are dreaming of will come true because that is what you believe. I too am not letting the ‘what if’s’ hold me back.
    Dee :)
    Dee recently posted..Keep Your Personal & Business Life Separate

    • Lisa

      Hello Dee,

      Oh thank you so very much for your kind words!! I never expected to hear any of that :) David and I are sure are “Parents in training”! Everyday we are learning more about what our dreams are, and how we want to parent our boys. Gosh have we changed since we started this journey over three years ago. Back then we did not know about wealth creation, dreaming, passions or the law of attraction. Now every day I am changing my views, and am thinking about Living A Different Life.

      So looking forward to following your journey and reading more about your direction with your travels/blogging! Love connecting with like minded people, and learning from those that are living their dream life.


  8. Dave Menzies

    Love it guys – I also have escaped the “normal” design for life through leveraging the internet I can generate income from anywhere I can connect and I help others to do the same – life is for living – on your own terms. I salute you !
    Dave Menzies recently posted..The Rise and Rise Of Information Marketing

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