Time for Change

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Worhol

Andy was right. Time doesn't always change things. We could stay in the same place we are indefinitely. But that's not the path we have chosen. Mr. & Mrs. Hill are hitting the road! 

There are so many changes coming, and we hope to keep you updated on all of them, but we thought we'd update you on where we are today and what the basic game plan is for tomorrow. Here are the highlights, in semi-chronological order:

Step 1: Dave Ramsey-fying.
If you have never heard of or learned from Dave Ramsey. You should. But let's back up... we would like to say that we are SO grateful and blessed to have the counsel of our parents, who have learned from their own lives and mistakes and have encouraged us to get our finances in order before doing anything else. Luckily, we were able to start off from the beginning on Dave Ramsey's baby step plan and are SO proud to be SUPER CLOSE to debt free! This is a huge accomplishment for us, and was one of our first steps before moving on with our life plan :) So far, we have paid off two student loans, and three cars and have ONE student loan left before we are DONE paying off anything debt/credit (with the exception of the house). WOO HOO!

Step 2: Entrepreneur-ing.
As you may or may not know, Brian has worked for Law Enforcement Publications for several years now. The company basically raises money for law enforcement agencies. Most of the departments use the money for important and highly respected programs like DARE; or for other valuable needs. He loves his job & what he does, and especially enjoys his management role in the company. He has a fabulous relationship with the current owner, whom we adore. 
Now this is the exciting part: Jamie, the current owner, is partnering with Brian to launch All American Calendars! AAC will be owned and run by yours truly - Mr. & Mrs. Brian K Hill! AAC will be located in the St. Louis area of Illinois!! Which leads to...

Step 3: Moving
We're moving home!!! Ok. Kinda home. Brian was raised in Owensboro, KY and Denise's parents are in the Chicago area, but we both have decided that St. Charles, MO will be home. This is a PERFECT location because most of Brian's family is in Belleville (about an hour away), DJ & Brittany & kids (Denise's brother & sis-in-law) will be within MINUTES, and Chicago is only a 4.5 hour train ride (as opposed to our current 12 hour drive). We plan to move, and officially launch the new company sometime next summer, 2013. 
L-R: Brian's Dad Larry, Uncle Darrell, & Us!

Step 4: BABIES!
Don't get too excited yet. We only have so much control over the baby situation. But, for those of you who ask regularly, yes... babies are on the not-so-distant horizon. As the business & move pan out a little more, and as a few more details fall into place, we hope to get closer to babies! We'll keep you informed on that front :)

And that's all for now! :)

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

-- Jeremiah 29:11

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