Goulet Family, March 2014

Goulet Family, November 2012

Those of you who know how we do things over at GouletPens.com know that we’re a family business. We started out with just Rachel and myself, expanding our family with our son Joseph and daughter Ellie over the last 4.5 years! We’ve grown our Goulet Team quite a bit over the last 3 years, taking our company from just a mom and pop to soon-to-be 23 people on our team.

It’s been exciting growing so much, but we’ve always felt it’s really important to keep our company personal. That takes a little more intention to do now than it did in the early days! One of the ways we do that is to put up biographies and pictures of all our staff on our About Us page. It gives you a sense of what we’re all about as a company, as well as what we are like as individuals.

The reason for this blog post though is to let you know we’ve updated our Goulet Family picture on the About Us page. It’s been a year and a half since we’ve done so, which may not seem like a long time. A lot has happened in that time, for us! Our kids (then 11 months and 2 years old) are now 2 and 4 respectively, and they are just bundles of energy that keep us all chasing them around the Goulet shop every day!

Those of you who’ve been following me and watching my videos anytime in the last 9 months know that Rachel and I have been changing our health lifestyle pretty drastically. Mainly it’s been diet changes, with a more active lifestyle. Rachel has amazingly lost 25 pounds, which is incredible to do after having two kids (great job, honey!!). And I have lost 65 pounds because I cut out a lot of bad food and I ride my bike like a maniac every day.

You can really see the huge difference we’ve made in our lifestyle in our new family picture, which Rachel’s sister was kind enough to shoot for us this past weekend when we visited her family. I don’t write any of this to brag (okay, maybe just a little because we’ve been working really hard!). Really, I just want to inspire those of you who need a little motivation to perhaps eat a little better and be a little more active. Time marches on, life gets crazy, and being self-employed young parents we totally understand how crazy things can get sometimes. We let ourselves go for a good 10 years or so before we finally decided to do the hard work to turn things around. And now that we have, we can really see the difference it’s made.

How about you? I’d love to hear your inspiring stories or hear some of your goals that you’ve set for yourself so I can give you some encouragement, just leave a comment below.

Write On,
Brian Goulet