By Casey Grey
Sometimes I go through my days wondering why I "have to do" certain things.
The truth is I signed up for all of them whether I like them or not.
When Natasha and I decided to get married, we signed up to being with each other through the thick and thin. We're there to support and love each other no matter what. Not just when it's easy. We signed up to taking care of each other when we're sick, arguments, laughter, road trips, amazing vacations, questionable vacations, foot massages, long conversations, movie nights and everything in between.
When Natasha and I decided to have a kid, we signed up to parenting for life. We signed up to raising and taking responsibility for a human being. Playing with toys, planning family trips, sports games, biking to the park, reading bedtime stories, taking him to school, taking him to music lessons, cooking meals, a million and one questions and whatever comes next...
When I started my business, I signed up to dealing with people. Leading them., following them, learning from them, hiring them, firing them, selling to them, paying them, talking to them and everything else people may need or want. I signed up to late nights, early mornings, hard decisions, good times, bad times, freedom, demands, pressure, headaches, times with lots of money, times with no money and the potential to make big change.
When I purchased my 1977 Volkswagen Van, I signed up to good times, frustrating times, lots of smiles from other people, breaking down on the side of the road, oil leaks, driving slowly and great memories.
The point is... I am doing what I'm doing because I made the decision.
Did I know what I was getting into with each one of these decisions? No.
Would I change anything from the past? No.
I am who I am today because of decisions I have made.
Before you complain about what you have to do today, ask yourself...
"Did I sign up for this?"
And when you're loving life... You signed up for that too :)