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Simplify and find the beauty in it all

About The Struggle Is Beautiful

We all know the things we want to spend our time doing, right?

We want to spend time with our families, work on the hobbies we’re passionate about, and crush all our goals.

However, all the things we have to do keep getting in the way.

Preparing the meals, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and staying on top of the ever-growing laundry pile. These are the things that add to the struggle, and get in the way of all the things we love doing.

I spent years trying to keeping up with it all living stressed out and eating like crap in a messy house.

Finally, I decided that it was time to simplify it all. I developed systems to help streamline the struggle, so that I can spend more time on my passions.

Here on the Struggle Is Beautiful, I share those systems with you, so you can simplify your home, and find joy in the struggle.

About Me

Hi, I’m Terri.  I’m happily married to my law enforcement officer husband with two awesome kids.

We live a slow-paced life in our 1950s farm home in rural East Texas.

We used to be super busy, always-on-the-go parents. Our kids were in EVERYTHING, and it felt like with our different schedules we never spent time together.

I would joke to my friends that we high-fived each other at the door on our way to our different activities.

About two years ago, we were in a terrible car accident. As a result, my son lost the use of his legs completely. He’s now a paraplegic.

Our lives changed in a heartbeat. We spent over three months in Texas Children’s Hospital knowing the whole time that things would never be the same.

In the matter of one week, we went from picking out tee-ball cleats to picking out a wheelchair.

When your life changes like that, you begin to question everything.

Not at first, but it became clearer and clearer that we had been wasting our time in all the busyness for the sake of being busy.

Now, we have slowed way down. We spend time together as a family every single day no matter how crazy our schedules are. We say no more than yes.

In fact the first year, I think I said no to everything.

Slowly, we’ve said yes to more and more, but make sure to be intentional about the activities that we choose and that our time is spent together on things that benefit everybody.