Nine years later

Happy Veterans Day:

This time nine years ago I was preparing to go to #bootcamp. From sunny ☀️ #florida I made the trip to #chicago to spend 10 weeks in boot camp. Yep I was there through the winter. After a bunch of immunizations, cafeteria food, and marching through #snow ❄️, three wisdom teeth extractions, and a chronic cold that turned into a sinus infection. . . My legs started to give out. We all assumed shin splints, a few days marching in these shoes right here to give my shins a break from the boots. But it didn’t help. I pushed through my end of boot camp finals and past but the pain didn’t stop. After boot, I went on to schooling. I was placed limited duty, and the medication trial and error began. The extensive labs, medical tests, arguments with doctors and looks of disapproval or disbelief ensued for years. Family, friends, co workers. . . All of them couldn’t fathom -and many didn’t care to try-

Living with an invisible disease is the more discouraging, self worth crushing, dream crushing thing I have ever lived through. Everything hurt, all the time. That soreness after a three hour workout, plus the sunburn from a week at the beach, plus delivering a kid, plus stepping in an ant pile, while mosquitoes attempted to fly around and bite. . . That’s what I had. If you laughed or danced for a min or went to a theme park- you were lying about the pain. But the truth is some days you have enough guts to know you’ll be bed ridden for a week but God forbid you be stuck locked in your #home another moment without hope for the #future. And eventual it got to the point where the doctors had nothing left to say. According to their tests I was great. Their drugs had terrible side effects and many were rules useless by their tests but they promised it would help. No they don’t, they don’t help! So I choose to fight for myself, my life and my kids. With the same passion I brought to my fooor routine as a competitive #gymnast. With the same selfless desire to serve and #bravery to take on the world that brought me into the military, with the same trust in my body to have two children naturally I stood up for myself and said NO & found plants #hopeforthefuture

Nine years later, I pulled this pair out of my sea bag and began. It’s not a marathon yet, but it’s a future filled with hope and a purpose.

Saved by the Essential Oil!

Ok, so you know the struggle is real! Mom life is something that compares to nothing else! Little people with limited comprehension, reasoning skills, not impulse control are counting on you for everything! Their entire well being falls on your hands and even though there are multiple different approaches, the desire to provide your absolute best is usually the forefront of every mom.

Then there are those days when you don’t event get to wake up with peace. Today was one of those days! I woke to the most disgusting smell. Yep it was the oh my gosh is that me or why the heck is it so strong kind of smell. Then it was the what the flip is causing it. And what even could have caused it. As your mind reels through the filing cabinet of mental smell memories bam! Right in front of you you discover the disaster of

Poop!

Everywhere on the kid, the bed, the toys, the pillows! You gag back the instincts of normal human because, well, you are mom. No one else can do what you do. Then come the flood of despair as you start to plot your course through this mission of the list of ways to tackle it without causing more mess and hopefully with out having to touch it directly! That’s the worst right moms?!?

Blah!

But here is where the story differs! I don’t use synthetics fragrances! So bam! Purification oil into the diffuser! Smell literally disappearing! Check! Then I also don’t use bleach or fragrance filled detergents so everything into the same load no matter the color, putting in my Thieves cleaning products (a little extra strength because this is just gross) and I can be assured it will clean deeply and kill all the microbes that are now crawling all over the place! Double blah!

Then because my mood in threading and the kid is finally in the tub (where she is using essential oil infused body wash) I don’t have to worry about her toxic exposure as she is cleaned. I pop in Citrus Fresh into my room to smell the mood lifting citrus and add that beautiful citrus clean smell to the house as if there was never a terrible horrible poop explosion.

So yes there was one and yes it did take a moment to tackle each task. But as a proud Essential Oils mom, I know everyone and everything will be beautiful, clean, safe, and there is a peace in my day after all!

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Have a blessed day!

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Vulnerable

Hey there stranger!

It has been a long while since I have had the chance to sit and do my little writing thing. Why?

I ventured on a journey over the past few months. I took on the female lead in a local play; written by a local play write, Tom Kline. The story was pulled from the author’s personal experience expecting his first child. Yep, I played a young married girl expecting.

As a mom, I got to relieve many many moments of being pregnant. As a divorcee, I got to recall the fights, love, and tales of that adventure into parenthood. Let me say it was tough! Many times the directors would comment on my somewhat lack of emotions in a scene. Little did they know the effort I was having to put forth just to get words out. That the stoic face was a boundary blocking the world away from the flood gate of emotions raging deep inside. The stinging lines of words once uttered in real life bombarded at you over and over and over as you rehearse the scene day after day.

As the stage lights turned on that opening night though, things settled. I was ready to open up to the world a side no one but my ex had seen. To showcase on stage the experiences, though not all accurate to my story, but the feeling, emotion, etc was there. And like that I stepped into a new place.

I felt some isolation melt away. I had exposed fears, trials, my heart as best I could while keeping true to the character I was actually playing.

The release was needed.

So I apologize for the lack of words or encouragement or connection. Yet it was a season of self examination and growth but learning it’s ok.

Can’t be a proper oily post with mention to an oil 😉

Young Living has an oil called release and its diffusing right now in my office as I write this. I highly recommend that you reach for this little bottle of delightful and soothing scent if you know there are parts of your story you need to let go.

You are love.

You are beautiful.

God bless!