Living Fearlessly & Embracing the Unexpected - Engineer Mommy /* ]]> */
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This post is sponsored by CROSS Pens. All opinions are mine alone.

One thing that’s certain about life is that there is so much uncertainty looming around every corner. Will this new job be everything I want it to be? Is moving to that neighborhood the best decision for our family? Should I give up my corporate job to pursue my passions? How will I be able to juggle everything while still maintaining a sense of peace and order? These are just some of the questions I have asked myself over the years. The way that I have tackled life’s uncertainties is by simply embracing the unexpected and living my life fearlessly.
In fact, living a fearless life is so important to me that I have a CROSS Pen engraved with the phrase, Live Fearlessly Jenn, and it’s my favorite writing instrument by far. It truly symbolizes my life philosophy and reminds me about all those moments, where I put this exact philosophy into play.
How have I lived fearlessly? Here are a few examples:

  • I decided to move to a different town (that was far from my family) to pursue my engineering career and live in a town that was better suited to raising a family.
  • I married my high school sweetheart at a time when we were both still starting off in our careers and didn’t have that much savings in the bank.
  • I pursued my dreams of being an entrepreneur by leaving my stable engineering job and being committed to running this blog full-time.

These are just some of the moments that have defined me over the years. Big or small, it’s these moments that we want to remember and look back on most frequently. That’s why I chose to put “Live Fearlessly, Jenn” on my CROSS Pen. It’s a way of reminding myself about all those moments that really played an integral role in shaping my life through the years. It’s a way that I can make my Long Story Short!
With the holidays rapidly approaching, consider giving one of your loved ones an engraved pen from CROSS. In fact, CROSS pens have long been the preferred gift for acknowledging special accomplishments or celebrating one-of-a-kind moments! Wondering what to put on the pen? Think of a clever way to make your own Long Story Short!

  • Call your spouse a cute nickname? Put that on a CROSS Pen.
  • Want to recognize your cousin for that big promotion? Write an inspiring message on a CROSS Pen.
  • Want to thank your mom for always being there? Engrave a sweet sentiment on a CROSS Pen.

Established in 1846, CROSS is a brand that really celebrates the pursuit of greatness. From that original creative spark to the diligent work required to follow through, CROSS understands that accomplishments take a lot of work. Receiving a CROSS fine writing instrument is truly the #WriteGift for so many occasions throughout the year!
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Get a personalized CROSS Pen for yourself or a loved one and remember to always live fearlessly!

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 November 21, 2016  Posted by

18 Responses to “Living Fearlessly & Embracing the Unexpected”

  1. That looks like a lovely pen and I love what you’ve gotten engraved into it. Good on you for living fearlessly and achieving what you want to.

  2. I love that you can customize the engraved messages and this would make for such a perfect gift for ourselves or for our loved ones.

  3. CROSS pins are my favorites and I love the engraving on your pen. A beautiful, engraved pen would make a wonderful Christmas gift as well.

  4. I think my dad would actually love something like this. He’s always losing his pen because my mom will take it and run. The spin he can keep because he knows it’s got his name on it. LOL

  5. That Cross pen is gorgeous!! I would love to give or receive that as a Christmas gift!!

  6. Living Fearlessly can definitely be hard, I took a leap this year and moved to a little village and I love it! So much better than being where we were before. I love the idea of customised stationary as well and that pen is a amazing!

  7. What a lovely engraving and so true, life will always throw us twists and turns but it’s how we deal with them that defines how things will go/end.

  8. I have never heard of a CROSS pen, but it makes me want to get one engrave ” Dare to Dream” on it and pass it out to all my younger cousins for Christmas.

  9. I love this set!! I am always writing notes in notebooks when we go places and a good pen is a must have as well.

  10. I love the message you put on your Cross pen. I have a friend who loves stationery and writing letters so she would love a personalized Cross pen.

  11. These pens look awesome! I think they would make great sentimental gifts for loved ones.

  12. I love Cross pens, they are so elegant and they make a great holiday gift. Really like that you can personalize them.

  13. Perfect gift for Christmas especially for those who studying and working.. And the nice thing is you can put your name on it..

  14. How nice to have a personalized pen! I also love the motto you put in it. Live fearlessly!

  15. I love Cross pens! They write so nicely!

  16. I love this post! That pen is gorgeous. Such a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

  17. I love the idea of making my long story short. I have a few ideas to put on some Cross pens.

  18. I like that Cross Pen. Living fearlessly is hard, but when you believe you can do it, I think nothing is impossible.

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