July 19, 2021

59: 2 Years Married & Life Updates with Nat & Jess, Part 1

It's our Anniversary! Nat & Jess are celebrating 2 years of marriage this week and are here to give you a life update! This will be part 1 of a 2 part series.  A Lot Happened In their two years of living as a married couple, Natalie and Jess...


It's our Anniversary! Nat & Jess are celebrating 2 years of marriage this week and are here to give you a life update! This will be part 1 of a 2 part series. 

A Lot Happened

In their two years of living as a married couple, Natalie and Jess have had a lot going on in their life. One big step they made was living in a van they built while at the same time working on their careers. Because they have a house on wheels, Natalie and Jess were able to travel throughout 36 states in 2020. Despite their happy van life, things need to change at some point. The couple decided it was time to sell the van and relocate to Hawaii for a bit. Looking back, Natalie and Jess recount the lessons they picked from the experience of living in a van. For them, it was a humbling experience that made their relationship stronger. 

Passion, Purpose, and Vision

Throughout their journey living in a van, Natalie and Jess were able to discover themselves better than before. Having taken risks in trying out new things made the couple find out what they are capable of doing. They got to know their strengths and weaknesses and ultimately found passion and purpose. Natalie and Jess envision their future of having their children. They see themselves growing close to their family and living in Hawaii to continue their podcast and retreats. That connects to another vision that is entrepreneurship. Natalie and Jess want to do the things they love simultaneously. It strikes a balance between work, family, and play. 

 

Outline of the Episode:

[03:52] Reflections from being in a long-term relationship; previous update recall

[06:49] Van life, travel, and temporary Hawaii settlement

[10:06] Sold the van to go in a new direction

[14:53] Growth and lessons gained from the van

[17:26] Pursuit of purpose, visions in life, and choices made and to make

[24:42] The need to celebrate victories, whether big or small

[28:01] Overview of what the next episode is all about

 

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