Their ambition far exceeded their circumstances. They were living in their first home in Bedford, Texas where Jennette was an elementary school teacher just getting started in her career. Kelley, after nearly 9 years of college and 4 engineering degrees, was six years into his career and under the impression that this was going to be the path to his success.
Yet after leadership courses, programs, and incremental promotions, he came to a crossroad. It looked as though the only choices ahead were chasing the executive path, sacrificing time and family moments to climb the corporate ladder, or settle for “joe average engineer” keeping the predictable schedule and pay and gaining the badge of “silent sufferer” as his potential lay dormant.
Kelley, with great ambition, wanted to choose how he spent his time and deep in his heart he knew he was meant for more in life than an 8 ‘x 8’ cubicle. It wasn’t until a fellow engineer introduced Kelley to couple who had ditched their day jobs for raising their two girls and calling their own shots that the lid was taken off of the box in which he found himself. One door opened and a new chapter began for the Bremers.