Ok so I was thinking about this the other day and could not remember at all when my very first blog post went live but I checked today and realized it’s the 1st of November! So this week is my 2 year blogiversary but really more like 1 year of actually pursuing this blog as a weekly thing. I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging at least once a month for the past year now! I have loved sharing a little of life on here and I hope that it continues to help and encourage others. One of my goals has always been to have a job online that allows me to work from home, be a stay at home mom (when the time comes) and continue creating a work-life that I love.
I wanted to come on today and just have a chatty, updatey, tea talk kind of post. As the holidays are quickly approaching I have been all about just remembering to breath lately. So as you take a few minutes of your day to yourself to read this blog post, I want to invite you to just close your eyes for a few seconds and take 3 long deep breaths. Taking the time for a few deep breaths does so much more for us than we think!
So a lot has been going on lately and you will know this if you’ve been following a long on my Instagram! As most of you know I wear quite a few hats. I am a part time seasonal wedding florist, blogger, doTERRA wellness advocate, and am in the process of fulfilling another dream and opening up my very first wellness/lifestyle shop. As a lot of you probably know, I closed my handmade jewelry shop of 8 years back in December of 2017 for several reasons and as much as I haven’t really missed the straining process of creating each piece, I have missed the service and fun of running a shop. I’m so excited for this adventure and can’t wait to share more of this process!
I want to encourage anyone who wants to be following a goal or is following a goal and going after what they truly want to be doing. Maybe you’re between jobs, wishing you could quit your job and do something you really love, or maybe you ARE doing what you love but you’re worried that it might not be what you need it and want it to be! Whatever the situation, please please know that you’re not alone. Lately I’ve been scared & excited all at the same time about literally everything in life. My husband and I have been taking some risks lately and it’s made life quite an adventure to say the least and it’s always nice to hear when someone else is in a similar boat. Blind faith isn’t supposed to be easy but it’s always worth it.
We are starting to nail down all of our holiday plans and I have been implementing all of the things I talk about from this post to help keep stress levels at bay. Last year I was really lazy with my diet and exercise routine around this time of year but I definitely want to turn that around this year. I always function and feel SO much better when I’m taking care of myself in all aspects. We're also already talking about our next vacation and trying to plan something nice and relaxing and tropical for this winter sometime.
I am still working on my recipe e-book! I know I haven’t mentioned anything about that in a while but it’s getting closer every day! Hoping to have it out by Christmas! :)
I am so so excited about the gift guides I have coming out soon! Of course they will include some of my new shop faves and will be very eco-friendly/wellness based this year. Can’t wait!!
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Thanks for reading!