Hi! My name is Becky and I am so happy you stopped by!
First and foremost, I am a Christian woman who believes that my life has a purpose and it was designed by a loving and gracious God. I am also a wife, a mom to 2 wonderful little boys, a Physician Assistant and a Real Estate Investor. I’m also happy to say that I am a reformed shopaholic and sugar addict although that didn’t happen overnight.
I started Simply Intentional Life (formerly Frame to Freedom) in December 2015 as a way to document the path my husband and I have taken to pay off our debt. I wanted to give others hope that you can live a life outside of what is considered “normal” and really start living a life you love that is more aligned with your gifts, values and goals.
Why I started a blog:
I initially started a blog to document how my husband and I were paying off our debt. Through the whole process, I learned that blogging is really my passion and I have so many goals attached to this little blog.
My blog transformed into a place where I teach women how to have a little more peace everyday and stop chasing the mirage of perfect. I initially started my blog only writing about finance, but quickly came to realize that my passions were far deeper than just money. Getting control over our money changed me in so many ways, but I also have a passion to teach women how to be more intentional with their health, how to keep life simple and reduce stress.
Our Financial Story:
My husband and I had a negative net worth in 2012 and it wasn’t until 2014 that we really got serious about becoming financially free. We ended up taking a mini vacation to visit some friends and that vacation literally changed our lives. They were so open and honest about finances and budgeting and they mentioned the book The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.
I read the book as quickly as possible and then started to talk to my husband about formulating our own debt payoff strategy. In less than 2 years, we paid off just over $100,000 worth of debt and we are still going strong.
Our vision for the life that we wanted to lead became stronger than the need for physical stuff. We had already started a real estate business in 2012 and we decided to push forward with it and created a strategy to pay off our investments as well. The strategy is probably not popular in the real estate world, but it works great for us as we want long term passive income so we can retire early and travel the world with our boys.
How my life has changed since starting this blog:
I feel that I have more peace since starting this blog. I feel a sense of completeness and wholeness as I love writing. I feel my purpose has been fulfilled in helping others find strategies to calm everyday chaos, dream about their future and take action to create the life they want.
I recently quit my job (but couldn’t completely stay away from working) in December 2016. Our lives were so hectic and busy with keeping up with our business, my husband still working in the travel industry and trying to keep up with raising 2 little ones (one with food allergies) that we felt something had to give. We felt God pushing us to work on the balance in our lives and after much prayer and thought, we decided it would be best if one of us let go of our jobs. Ultimately, it ended up being me.
My passion is helping women realize their potential and realize that they can build the life they dream of. As women, we often lack courage, self-esteem and confidence to pursue our goals. Not only that, but we often find ourselves so busy with the day to day activities that we don’t allow ourselves the time or we feel too guilty to pursue our passions.
This blog is a place where you will find ways to simplify your life with health, finances and the everyday activities in order for you to achieve a sense of balance to pursue your life goals.
You will also find motivation and inspiration to pursue your dreams and create the life you want. Gone are the days of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, having a lack of vision or purpose. You are here for a reason and you have a purpose my friend.
The biggest turning point in my life in so many ways was when we started to get serious about our debt and really started to strive for financial freedom. I was finally able to put everything into perspective and put material things aside and focus on my lifelong dreams.
I have a dream that this blog will be a place of inspiration, motivation and will be a catalyst for other women to find their purpose and start living their best life.
Feel free to check out the free resource library where you will find, budgeting tools, healthy living tips, ways to stay motivated and so much more!
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