I thought if I was going to get back into blogging, maybe I should just start with chatting about life lately.
It really goes without saying, but I love my boys beyond words. Emerson, at seventeen months old, is hilarious. He’s in to everything, quite literally. I most often find him sitting in drawers, hiding in cupboards, standing on kitchen chairs, climbing onto the table, or running around the house bursting with happiness. He reminds me every day to laugh a lot and smile big.
Sage, now a little over three years old, is my kind, smart and sensitive soul. The other night he was singing in his bed. I put my ear to his door and listened as he sang “Jingle Bells”. In the moments where he tells me that “he loves me with all his heart” my heart just bursts. I love having conversations with him. On the weekends, which Sage calls “family days” (rather than “school days”), we really have been soaking up the time together. It was a lot of Christmas activities this weekend, but plenty of times it’s our weekend trip to Trader Joe’s, playing outside (if the weather is nice), or just relaxing around the house. Well, I use the word “relaxing” loosely because that typically means playing hide-and-seek, chase, and other fun stuff of that sort.
This has been such a beautiful year with our boys. It’s certainly not easy wrangling two toddlers, but I wouldn’t change any of it. Some days I walk in from work and all they want to do is be in my lap reading books, and I haven’t changed out of my work clothes, and I haven’t made dinner, but I can’t move because their cuddling fuels me more than anything else. Our house is always messy with toys everywhere. I swear even if I clean them up, give Emerson five minutes and he’ll make it look like I didn’t do a thing.
I started a new job recently. It was an unexpected opportunity and I had to jump. I’m enjoying it though and learning.
My husband and I often talk about how we’re not sure where time is going because it’s flying by. This year has been one of true growth. I still need to talk about everything that happened with getting hit with vertigo at the end of 2016 and the vestibular disorder that followed. Part of me doesn’t want to though. I went though some really tough sh** and I sort of just don’t want to relive it. I’m so grateful to be where I am today that focusing on anything other than the present just doesn’t make sense. On the same note though, I could have written a book on the experience. I mention this really because if you or someone in your life is dealing with a vestibular disorder (vestibular neuritis, vestibular migraines, etc.), I’m here if you ever want to chat.
Other things… I run occasionally. I still love running, but if certainly took a big back seat this last year. The thing about running is I know I’ll get back into it when the time is right. I spent years with running as my main focus and it just doesn’t quite fit right now. I say this and next week I could be training for a race. Running and I are forever BFFs regardless of how long we go without hanging out. Make sense?
I’m truly enjoying sharing essential oils and helping others feel empowered. It’s been a really happy outlet for me this year and oils have certainly been a huge part of helping me heal. One of my favorite things is using oils to help my boys. I’m working to really reach more people and teach more classes this year because I truly believe in the power of a natural toolkit. Just like I believe in plant-based eating, the power of whole foods, and finding what makes you happy. This year has been a lot of getting to know myself because I found that in the really hard moments, it’s impossible not to. So for that, I’m very grateful.
I plan to be back soon!
If you are interested in learning more about using essential oils in your life, let’s chat. If you’ve been running lately, I think I need a little kick of inspiration to just get going. Any suggestions?
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What would you like to hear from me about?
Talk to you soon!