Living Fearlessly & Embracing the Unexpected

November 21, 2016 19 By EngineerMommy

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!
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  • 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.

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