So often when I’m driving I think of all the things I could and want to share with you. I have a hard time because I like to keep my family life pretty separate from my blog and social media for the most part. I have at least a dozen “draft” posts that have never been published because it’s scary to be vulnerable and let people in.
I’m guessing most of you come here for the projects and pretty pictures and my DIY’s. Who wants to come and see someone’s junk drawer and pile of laundry, right?
You come here to be inspired, I hope and that’s what I try to do.
The thing is most days my house isn’t quite that perfect. There are dishes in the sink, laundry at the bottom of the basement steps. Baskets of clothes lingering waiting to be put away, I’ve got a list a mile long of things to do. You get the idea, it’s not perfect and that’s ok.
I’ve been thinking more about how we compare ourselves to others. I don’t think we should do that. Nothing or no one is perfect despite what the pictures say. It’s just not like that. We all struggle with lots of things. Our kids argue, we lose our patience, the house is a mess, we eat frozen pizza for dinner. I struggle with the same things you do. It’s just you don’t come here to hear about my struggles! I never want you to feel like you’re anything but special and perfect just the way you are when you leave here, ok?
I know I haven’t posted much lately but I do truly appreciate you all so much. I guess I’m sort of at a place where I’m wondering if all this decorating and stuff really matters and am I making anyone’s life better?
Since last summer I have changed. I was struggling a lot with anxiety & worry. I was all over the place, short with everyone and I didn’t like myself all that much. I needed help and the thing is I found it. Two of the best things I have ever done for myself and probably for my family too. I decide to give God’s gifts a try and listen I’m not trying to sell you anything. I felt sad and anxious and wanted to feel like myself. Enter the beautiful and faithful Edie, who I can now call my friend and it made sense that God gave us these precious oils so we could help ourselves. I have used them faithfully since last July and have seen them work in more ways than I can count. I joined a bible study group and when I tell you it’s changed my life I mean it. I have gone to church my whole life and love God, I haven’t always listened to him but I always believed.
Maybe turning 49 gave me pause, life goes quickly. I am blessed with a beautiful family. Truly I have no idea what I did to deserve them but I am so grateful. I want to make a difference, give back, make life better for those I love and even those I don’t know. I’m kind of at a crossroads in a way. I think that’s why I’ve stepped away a bit and I’m putting more time into Young Living. I truly believe with all my heart I can change people’s lives for the better by educating them and that’s where I am feeling pulled right now. It changed my life and I want to share that. If you know you can help someone don’t you want to? So that’s where I’m at, I feel so passionately about this that it’s actually been hard to keep it in check. I deliberately try not to talk about, that’s how strongly I feel. I’m not going to cure cancer or fly to the moon but I can help people take control of their homes and educate them to have the tools to help their families health and wellness.
If you made it to the end of the post, thank you! I’ll be around, just a little less.
I hope you have a beautiful day, God bless!