January can be a rough month for many people. Especially those heading back to work after a holiday. I remember the feeling well - returning to my stressful corporate job that, in retrospect, wasn't a good fit for me. The work-life-fun balance was way outta whack.
These days it's a totally different story and one that suits our family well. We have more choice. And more time to play in this beautiful place that we call home.
We work less hours, but becuase our mortgage and expenses are less than when we lived in the city, we make it work. We're no longer trapped in the high-debt lifestyle that so many young families face.
All it took to make the change was an idea of where we wanted to be and the balls to make it happen. Life is not as lavish as it used to be, in a designer clothes, fancy restaurant dinners kind of way - but I wouldn't change it for the world.
Are you feeling the pinch this January? We're here to support you through whatever lifestyle change will be a better fit for you and your family. - Emma