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Friday, April 08, 2011

We have a new Real Life Story!

Welcome to Wendy and Michael, a really cool ESP couple who have joined our family of advocates for this lifestyle. Michael has written a new story for our RLS webpage that describes their unique arrangement and their absolutely infectious desire to have fun, meaningful, individual lives even after parenthood. Not that being a parent isn't all of that too, but the beauty comes when you can sustain a life as a mother or father plus a spouse, a worker and a fantastic, interesting, crazy, courageous human being. This couple is in the process of actively showing us how it's done, with their year-long experiment to have it all that began this past January.

Michael and Wendy are both writers who have the luxury of flexible, at-home careers...yes, that's true. But so do many other people who don't step out of the usual path the way that they have done, and who aren't nearly so purposeful in their wish to stay co-parents and co-breadwinners mentally, physically and emotionally. They even ask that payments from clients for the writing of one of them be written in both their names, to really cement the idea that no matter who actually does the breadwinning on a given project, both of them have contributed to making that possible by balancing the writing work with the work of nurturing their two young children and caring for their home. And they are off on tons of fun adventures this year - pursuing their dreams now rather than waiting for someday. They are a picture-perfect example of balancing and sharing each of ESP's four domains!

Enjoy their Real Life Story, and follow along on their year of personal fulfillment at their blog: Party of 4.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been following Wendy and Michael's blog since they started their adventures. I think its inspiring and reminds us all that we should live life every minute, not procrastinate, and not feel like our children are "in the way" but our children ARE the way!!

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Nice to know you found Wendy and Michael here on ESP.com! They are incredibly inspiring to us too - a wonderful example of balance in the present. Thanks for commenting.

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