Being on vacation is always a great time, and a European cruise will definitely help you to slow down. I would love to "slow down and smell the roses," as my mother would say. I am completely inspired to make changes in my life — however I don't see it happening for a few more years. I would love to one day sell my Coto home and have a home in Europe, California, and back in the Midwest. Life has completely swept me away again, but I am learning a lot about myself from doing this show and the changes I want to make in my life.
One of the things that people comment on lately is my work ethic. I got it from my father. He was an amazing role model, and wanted only the best for his family. I feel that in order to obtain the lifestyle I want, I need to contribute to it myself and not look for a handout from anyone else. I enjoy what I do for a living so it doesn't really feel like "hard work" at all. I think that is the success in life. Finding something you truly enjoy and them giving it your ALL. I had planned this trip for six months and ordered a stretch limo bus for our ride up to LAX which is over one hour long. I expected our trip to start our perfect with no stress. When I saw that small little minivan pull up, I actually thought it was a JOKE. When I found out it wasn't and they were contemplating sending it home, it made me very angry.
I admire your work ethic and dedication to family. You make no apologies for who and how you are and I like that about you! I really enjoy reading and seeing how you and your husband experience each other and treasure each other. You know your limits and when to unwind and what you need to do to keep balance in your home and marriage. I've heard digs from others on the show, but this is what it is all about. You are a strong woman and Don is a strong man. Yet you both respect each other for who you are and what you both bring to the relationship. I respect that. You speak your mind and some may be put off about that. But that is not your problem. Keep doing what you are doing.