This isn’t an easy post for me to write…
Clay and I consider ourselves transparent and honest peeps. There are even times, I feel as if we’re more vulnerable with you guys than we are with our own friends and family.
For several years now, we’ve helped people who were going through some really painful times in their lives.
Take Lisa, for example, who we’ve been working with since the beginning of the year. Lisa was passing through Portland for the day and we got a chance to meet up with her over a cup of coffee.
There we were, talking to someone who we’ve only had an online working relationship with and she was telling us how Clay and I were the beacon of light during a devastating breakup.
Um… yeah, very surreal. Since it sometimes still blows my mind that so many people actually read this little blog.
After we parted ways, Clay and I were felt a deep sense of awe and gratitude to be able to help strangers heal and make their relationships work. In my mind, I thought, “If I can actually help just one person, I can help even more!”
It Made Me Want to Do More for Everyone Else Out There Hurting
We’ve been toying with the idea of doing something special for you guys after we got back from our honeymoon in Tokyo.
But I’m getting a little ahead of myself here…
Clay and I are getting married in a couple weeks and for our honeymoon, we decided to finally make our dream a reality and go to Tokyo, a city we’ve always wanted to explore together.
And for the past few weeks, we’ve both been enthusiastically planning our trip of a lifetime.
But… (The Infamous “But”)
A few days ago, Clay and I got some news that crushed our hopes of enjoying a fabulous honeymoon.
Clay and I had some unexpected medical expenses come up… which set us back a whole lot of cash-ola.
Don’t worry, it’s nothing major or serious, just a bit of an unexpected expense that jumped out at us.
Unfortunately this setback occurred after we already got our plane tickets for Tokyo.
There’s no turning back now…
We were heading to Japan whether or not our bank account agrees with us…
Now… what we hoped to be the trip of a lifetime, may turn into a week of simply slumming through the city.
Don’t get me wrong, Clay and I have no problem living well below our means, like we did in Thailand a few years ago (bread and milk for lunch, anyone?).
We’re definitely not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but we manage to get by okay.
I’m not happy with the idea of spending our first time in Tokyo, eating our meals from convience stores or sharing a room with a bunch of strangers in a hostel because that’s all we can really afford.
Being on an extremely tight budget in one of the world’s most expensive cities (!) is not what I had in mind for our trip of a lifetime. Plus, we really wanted to make our honeymoon extra special!
All weekend long, I scrambled to think of ways we could earn some extra money.
(Other than being a stand-in extra on the filming set of TV shows) we have an idea…that may possibly help us do more than sit on the curb, slurping down instant ramen… and help you as well.
So we have a couple weeks to raise money for our “Honeymoon Fund.”
I’m Not Sure if This Will Actually Work but I’m Crazy Enough to Give It a Try…
We’re THINKING of putting together a few lessons (chosen by you) teaching you how to handle some of the most challenging relationship problems that you’re struggling with right now…
…and in exchange for a donation to help us out, we’ll trade you the lessons.
A nice win-win for the both of us.
But the thing is, Clay and I really want to make sure that these lessons are something that you would want and lessons that can help you the most.
So, I would really, really (from the bottom of my heart) appreciate it if you could take a moment to fill out this quick survey to let us know what you most would like help with right now.
This survey is super-short and it shouldn’t take you more than a minute to fill out.
As always, thank you so much for your support and I truly am grateful for you.