Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My Purpose On The Journey

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to use my attention to detail for something good. You see, I love looking at the process and the journey and helping others who are also on the journey. I would sit on my bedroom carpet at home with a white board and marker and teach my little brothers everything I knew.

Then along the way I realized that I really wanted to be a mom. When my dream of being a mom became a reality I soaked up moments of teaching my babies and toddlers how to walk and talk and learn how to share. During the process I knew that I personally needed things to be in order to thrive, so I intentionally began turning our house into a home and started organizing & bringing beauty to one space at a time.

At times it felt like a never ending list of projects. New systems and processes were always being created. But then in time projects became less and less and contentment became more and more. And I began to dream about my next adventure. What would it be?

If I could list out my hopes...

I would really like to help others,

and give generously.

I would really like to have a flexible schedule,

and do something I love.

I would enjoy using my organization & attention to detail for something good,

and also teach my kids about hard work.

I would really like to build relationships,

and keep learning.

I love to travel,

and enjoy being home.

I want to study the word, and share with other women how God's truth and love not only affects our hearts but every part of our lives too.

I want to encourage others,

and I would really like to help others believe that their dreams are possible.

I want to use my time wisely,

and I would love to pay off our mortgage and be completely debt free.

I guess you could say that the past few years have been a discovery process of figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. 

And the discovery has certainly been made! :-)  

Last year I shared how I was stepping out of my comfort zone and beginning to speak at women's gatherings. It has been an honor to do that more and more over this past year. I was recently at a camp about to speak to a group of women when a friend asked me if I was nervous. I told her that I don't get as nervous as I used to, but that I'll find myself sitting in that relaxed setting...gathered with precious women...sipping coffee. Then someone is about to introduce the speaker and I find myself wondering, "I wonder who the speaker is and if she will be any good?" :-) THEN I get a little nervous. I look forward to more moments of sharing my heart and having conversations with women around the world who are influencing their home and community for Jesus one day at a time!

This past December I also began to teach essential oil classes. I never imagined how many people would be interested in learning about natural forms of healthcare. Now, I teach one class a month at a local community center and then other classes throughout the month in friends' homes. Teaching classes has literally created a snowball effect and I now run a full business out of my home as an essential oil educator. Now I once again have a whiteboard in my house that I use to plan and organize with. :-) And all of those episodes that I watched of Shark Tank & The Profit have taught me that I really am an entrepreneur at heart!

It is a joy and absolute privilege to have this little space on the web to encourage and inspire others with. I really enjoy sharing the little lessons that I am learning along the way. I am excited to continue blogging about parenting, adoption, organization and decor, while also pouring myself into teaching and parenting. I have yet to figure out how to create more time in a day to blog about the things I'm learning along the way, but I do have more posts planned for the future! Currently sharing little nuggets through Instagram has been one of my favorite things to do. In fact, you can find my secret for holding a weekly potluck in your home right here

Over the course of the next four months I will be traveling the country teaching essential oil classes. We will be taking the crew on the road for part of August before school starts (I'm already brainstorming the least amount of clothes that will be needed for everyone on this journey!) If you are interested in learning more about natural healthcare, and have never attended an essential oil class or had someone share with you the benefits of essential oils...email me to find out which states I will be visiting. 

And if you are looking for a women's speaker for your next event, I am currently looking at events taking place in 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you and learning with you along the journey!

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