Raise My Roof, Cara Brookins
September 6, 2018, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
I Built A House Using YouTube! Yes, my kids and I actually built it with our own hands. Not because we knew how, or because a single other person thought it was a sane idea. We built a house because we needed a radical move to shift our trajectory toward a better life after surviving domestic violence.
It would be the hardest thing we'd ever done, but with a handful of teenagers, a toddler and YouTube tutorials we did it. Together we poured the concrete, framed walls, laid bricks and ran gas lines for our two story, five bedroom house.
We knew if we could build a house through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project, we could rebuild our broken family.
I know how difficult it is to step outside your comfort zone and take on enormous new responsibilities. Learn how to resist the urge to shrink goals even when life and work present enormous hurdles.