And the summer of 2016 came and went and here we are in FALL. This is my favorite season of the year ~ particularly because it represents a “change” in the environment we see. The leaves start to fall, they start to change color and we start to add more pieces of clothing to our wardrobe when going outside. Most people do not like “change” …. of any kind. So another big change is going on in my life, as I blog, so let me continue to share.
My husband (Jon) is the cook in our home ~ 3 solid meals a day for 32 years of marriage. He does everything at home (except laundry), always helping others and always on the go. So now he gets surgery this week and he is immobile for 4-6 weeks. So guess who’s cooking? Am I excited about this change? The answer to both questions is “NO” ~ but I had to approach this with a very positive outlook. Otherwise, I would be miserable. So I did the food shopping the best I could, have begged all friends for “VERY EASY, SIMPLE” recipes and I’ve started this new journey. I went into the supermarket this morning and I could not believe how nervous I was….what was that all about? And I wasn’t comparing items and prices like he does, and I wasn’t standing in front of different sections of the supermarket for as long as he does. I had to get out of my head. But here’s the good news.
I DID IT! Now those of you who do not personally know me, have no idea what a big deal this is for me. But I really was fearful if I would be doing this right, if the meals will be cooked correctly, questioning if I could really do this ~ and basically, I was thrown into this. And voila…SUCCESS!
I feel so good about myself ~ I’m not as “incapable around home” as I have made myself out to be…for years and years.
“Soooooo….that being said – what’s holding you back from changes needing to be made in YOU? Do you have that negative chatter going on inside your head? I call those thoughts and that chatter the “itty bitty shitty committee”. STOP those thoughts right now! If you need to change, then do something about it right now. Procrastinating about it will only have it linger on and on and on. Feel better about YOU and discover what other side of you has yet not been discovered….I’m learning that there is a lot about me that I still have not found. Let’s go on the journey together!
Someone recently asked why the sudden craze with essential oils ~ truth be told, I have been a fragrance fanatic all my life … starting from when I was a little girl. I think I inherited it from my Mom. She would mix perfumes and she always came up smelling like a rose. We often had discussions of my dream to some day have my own perfume boutique. I found a fragrance store in NY that was a replica of what I had envisioned. On my return from a vacation, she and I were going to visit the store. Unfortunately, while on that vacation, Mom passed and I never revisited the idea again.
So the years have gone by and I have ventured into several different companies ~ some were good, some were not so good, and others were great. In a recent conversation with Jon, he questioned why I had never become involved with fragrances. He has witnessed my passion and it just never came to fruition … until now.
As I got older, perfume was becoming very sensitive to my sinuses and they would flare up ~ although I still wear perfume, on a very limited basis, I switched to essential oils. Additionally, I felt the oils were a good addition to my Coaching Practice, since aromatherapy offers clarity, stress relief, abundance, helps my sinuses and ties in nicely with my Practice.
Because essential oils have many holistic uses, and can be worn for dermal (on the skin) application, I am adding my own personal line. I have just completed the process and placed my order for 100% natural, high grade essential oils. I will be starting off with a small selection: “Abundance“, “Clarity” and “Lavender“. Abundance and Clarity are blends and all the details will be shortly available on my website. 🙂
The essential oils line will be called “Gliding With Glo“.
My Mom would be so proud! Since making this decision I have felt a feeling of “Abundance” and “Clarity” within myself … that I pursued a long lost dream and took action.
Reflecting on this decision makes it very clear to me that my Mom continues to influence me. She, along with my Higher Power are my “silent” partners and will continue to guide my journey. I often say, “My life is none of my business; He has a Plan for me.” Well, today I can certainly say that it all is, in fact, starting to make scents.
Do you have a forgotten dream? Has it been placed on a back shelf? Life is way too short to not live our dreams, our passions. Follow your dream!