Friday, October 10, 2014

Family Friday - Fun Facts

As I was thinking about what to write in this post I came across an old post about 25 Random Things about me. I actually like doing posts like that because it's interesting, at least to me, to go back and see what I was thinking or what was important to me at that time in my life. It's fun to see some things come to fruition and what things I was so sure of that just didn't work out or that I changed my mind on. If you have a blog I totally recommend doing a post about you because it will be awesome to look back and see what you wrote about today.

You don't need a magnifying glass to look within and share some goodness with the world.
With that being said today I wanted to share 5 fun facts about me and my family at this point in our lives.

If you need some awesome family photos contact my friend and photographer Amy. She will not disappoint.
1. I have realized in looking back at my 25 Random Things post I have had long term issues with figuring out who I am and what I want to be. In the time since that post I have realized my passion is in holistic health and wellness as a path to help others who are struggling or in pain. I feel that my journey through yoga, essential oils, and all the other holistic therapies that are available I can find ways to help people be at peace with themselves so they can find their passions and live an abundant and blissful life.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you, where there were only walls. ~ Joseph Campbell
2. I think it's funny that in my 25 Things post I talked about hoping we'd have a cute kid. Well, if you have met Russell you've got to admit he's a pretty cute kid. I of course am biased and think he's completely and totally adorable but overall I do think he is a good looking little fella. I love watching him grow and learn new things. I do have deep fears that I'm not being a good mom to him (he should be potty trained, he doesn't have a huge vocabulary yet, we don't spend enough time on learning activities, etc.) so I try to balance time to learn and time to play. I also try to remind myself that most children grow up and learn the things they need to know and that I can't compare my son to other peoples kids. It's easy to look at another kid his age and see how advanced they are and think I'm somehow failing Russell but honestly some kids have older siblings and/or far more exposure to other kids where they learn by example. Russell does go to preschool but he doesn't have older siblings to learn from so I know he may be slower than some kids and that's ok. He's happy and healthy and that's what means the most to me.

Look at this happy guy! He loves doing his train puzzle on the Kindle.
3. I'm still a self help junkie and I still love to read. If you're on Goodreads be sure to stop by and friend me. I went through a big phase reading books about business, management, organization/efficiency, and successful businesses which was amazing and I learned a lot. I'm now in a kick to read more about happiness, achieving goals, wellness, health, and yoga so if you have any recommendations in these topics I'd love to hear what you've loved. I do listen to a lot of books on CD because it's easy to listen to books during my commute. I typically have a book or two I'm reading on paper and then a book in my car for my commute. So far I'm pretty close to achieving my goal to read 24 books this year and I know I'll make it soon.

One of my 2014 goals was to read 24 books. I'm almost there!!!
4. The other thing I'm really into right now is creative/crafty things. I whipped up a simple cozy for my phone to keep it safe in my purse until we could get our cases. I also have a crochet blanket that's a work in progress. I want to do more painting as time and finances permit. I find being creative is something I've put on the back burner for too long. Being creative is a huge part of me and my life and some of my best childhood memories are from being creative. I'm no longer willing to put creativity on the back burner because I know it means so much to me as a person. I want to eventually learn some basic graphic design so I can create my own things for my blog and my business. I also have seen some cool classes on Skillshare about hand lettering which sounds really appealing to me.

This really only took me a few hours on a few days to put together. No pattern, just for fun.
5. Joe has decided to work our dōTERRA business as a means to help others and to help our family. He substitute teaches on a part time basis and helps to watch Russell when he's not with my Mom. During his spare time he's working on learning more about essential oils and the business side of dōTERRA. I think it's wonderful that he's decided to give this a try and see how it works for him. Many home based businesses are women-centered, which is great, but this is a business both of us can work together! Honestly, I would never have seen him playing a huge part in something like Mary Kay but with dōTERRA it opens doors for him to support others in a way that's meaningful and potentially powerful. That being said if you or someone you know is interested in natural options for health and wellness please let me know. I want to keep Joe busy and help him learn how to work a business like this. You can send us referrals in the comments below or connect us with anyone who's interested through our Facebook page.

Our new dōTERRA products we bought at this years Convention.
Tell me about you either in the comments or by sharing your fun facts on your blog. If you post something like this leave your link in the comments so I can stop by.

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