Find Yourself? What the F does that mean? Now, if you just walked up to the mirror and yelled, “found myself” The Womb Mates applaud how literal and clever you are. I (the middle womb mate) had no idea what the hell it meant....until I turned 29. I hope your ready to hear the middle child’s take on this. You need to “find yourself” through fulfillment.
Ful-fill-ment. Let's break it down into chunks shall we.
Ful (better spelled as “full” when breaking apart for meaning)
What you do in life and who you surround yourself with should fill you, make you FULL! And I’m not talking wine tasting fill up, I'm talking about pitcher of beer full! Ya know, so full the foam is running over the side and all over the floor full. Ya know, Not - Effing - Around FULL! What makes you feel full? Pure joy and happiness! The feeling that starts in your core and warms you from the inside out! If you haven't felt this sense of “Full” yet, don’t worry you will (remember 29 people….29 years old)! Now this feeling can come from some of the following life events:
1. The opportunity of a lifetime presents itself to you and you grab it and run with it.
2.You meet someone that influences the $h!# out of you in every positive way imaginable.
The thing is you need to follow your gut! You need to recognize the opportunity and recognize the people that MATTER in your life. You need to travel in the direction that feeling takes you and I don’t care if that direction isn’t full of rainbows and chocolate rivers…..just keep walking!
You are “full”. I don’t care if you feel full of love, ideas, excitement, motivation, gratitude, or full of life! As long as you are not full of bullshit, bordom, and the worst of all.....normalcy, you are safe. You are overflowing with awesome sauce and it's time to FILL others up. That's right , you are so full it's time to give the good stuff away. Stuff that might change someone’s life! All you have to do is share! You share what is making you feel alive inside. You are going to reach people just like you! People you connect with. People that make you feel unstoppable. These people are your tribe and together you can change lives!
Ment (or meant)
When You’re full, you start to fill others up, and when those two things happen; YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU ARE MEANT TO DO! You can feel it in every single cell of your body. You feel the most YOU that you have ever felt. YOU are unstoppable!
The beauty about finding yourself is sometimes you have to be found by something or someone first. If you can imagine, you are full of “doors”, Some are wide open, some can open easily, and others need a key. Let me tell you, the best parts of you,the doors that lead to fulfillment, NEED a key !
I was 29 (let me repeat….twenty - freaking-nine) before some life changing keys made their way to me. I will never forget the day I received a few Young Living Products from a student. I was like, “hmmmmmm never heard of this company before”. So I found their website and began reading. I read a little about plant based therapy and their wellness movement which made my eyes light up! At the time I was reading, Eat to Live and becoming very interested in healing with food and plants. I was interested but not overly jumpy to buy the entire Young Living website. I knew nothing about the company or that I would be a part of it in the future. Then one day , one of my friends on facebook posted about using essential oils from Young Living. I thought, “Hey I have heard that name before!” At the time my son was on his third round of a horrible respiratory infection within a 2 month time span. This momma was exhausted and I started asking my facebook friend about what she was using. She suggested diffusing Thieves to boost immunity. I was willing to try anything so guess what...I DID! I ordered this kit. I was excited about it regardless of the fact that I had no clue what to do with it or these essential oils. I shared what I just ordered on facebook and my friends started asking ME questions. The teacher in me had to do some research, I wanted to KNOW what I was talking about. It sparked me to read books about essential oils, research the company, and go chemical free using the oils in my kit! I completely schooled myself in the subject of essential oils. I then started to teach others how they could benefit from ! I’m going to cut to chase: I FOUND MYSELF! I was sharing about oils non stop. I was sharing my recipes, my oily wins, my oily oopsies, how I was going chemical free, how I was saving big $$$$$! I was FULL! The joy I was feeling from sharing something I loved was overwhelming. I then started to have people JUST LIKE ME want to start sharing oils. So I started to FILL them with ideas, encouragement, knowledge, and power! These people became my tribe. This my friends is what I am MEANT (ment) to do. I am doing it! Not dabbling in it. I am DOING BIG not dreaming big. I have found fulfillment through embracing an opportunity , walking in the direction it leads me (whether that direction means clean roads or a mountain to climb over), and only allowing positive people (my tribe) come along for the journey.