Life is full of them. But there are moments in life where you make a single choice that changes it all, changes life, and changes YOU. within a few hours of writing this I am flying to Utah. Let me rephrase that. I am going on an all expense paid trip to Utah to learn about essential oils. Something I LOVE! All because I made the CHOICE to follow my gut and a CHOICE to be successful at something that gets my blood pumping. Now, if you are not into essential oilskeep reading anyway because this is about way more than oils. It is about YOU.
I need to go back to 2 years ago. I was stagnant. Auuuuug that word. It means going no where. Not progressing. Just Bleeeeeeeeeeeeh. Just Bored. I was working my teaching job (which I am extremely good at ) and being a mom to a 6 month old baby boy (being a mom = being a superhero). Now, those two things are amazing but can I get real with everyone reading this for a second...IT WASN’T ENOUGH. Yes I am blessed and grateful. More than appreciative, but I knew I could do more. I wanted to do more. I wanted my soul to be set on fire everyday. I wanted to know my purpose.
I soon found it.
One day I made a choice. IA really random one that has completely changed my life. I bought an Essential Oil Kit from Young Living. I didn’t have a great reason. It was $160 bucks but someone told me about Thieves oil and how it boost immunity, and my house needed some! To tell you the truth I didn’t have $160 bucks but hey, that is what a credit card is for right? I wanted to try it. My next CHOICE was even better. I shared it with people! I shared it for no other reason than I was just excited about what I was going to be getting in the mail. People wanted to try it too so I chose to sign them up. I then made the CHOICE to get educate myself about essential oils so I could help those I enrolled. I read 2 books in 3 days (with a 6 month old..now that is talent and I may have pulled an all nighter) . My next choice was the catalyst for every great...scratch that…..amazing choice I have made since! I Chose to do this oil thing as a business. Thats right I wanted to get serious about living a healthy lifestyle, teach others to pay attention and put GOOD into their bodies , and I wanted to do it in my own way. A way that was not intimidating, or overwhelming, but almost fun!
For the first time in a very long time, I was in motion.
My brain never shut off and my body never quit moving. I felt completely alive. Ya know that feeling that prevents you from sleeping. The feeling that makes you stay up a few hours later and get up a few hours before your child wakes up just so you can learn something new, or put something together. The last couple years have really been a “Learnathon”. I have learned so much and educated so many people. I have grown exponentially as an individual all because I made the choice to do something I loved, something I really knew nothing about, but something I knew deep down would define me.
I was the average person. I was not a business major and I knew nothing about working from home. I could have made the CHOICE to ignore my intuition and give up before I even started. I could have remained average, blending into the crowd, being content with that I had. But I made a much better choice. I made the CHOICE to learn. the CHOICE to fail at something and try it again. The CHOICE to ignore the negative comments like “oh yeah those snake oils are a joke”. The CHOICE to ignore my insecurities and recognize my strengths. The CHOICE to go for something big. I remember reading about this trip to Utah and being able to go if I spread the word about oils and really worked this as a business and not a hobby. I told myself I would be on this plane. And guess what….I am.
One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that I can make the choice to succeed. It is truly a DAILY choice. Has nothing to do with luck or circumstance. I make a choice to use oils in my home and go chemical free, I make a choice to work my @$$ off and share what I have learned with anyone who will listen, I make a choice to pay attention to what goes into my body, sweat for 45 minutes daily, and I make a choice to surround myself with positive people who support me in reaching my goals.
It’s all about my Choices.
I must tell you as a result I haven't even had a cold in a year and a half (hmmmmmmmmm interesting) , I gave myself a $11,000 dollar raise last year, I lost 25 pounds and I will keep it off, and I living my passion and fulfilling my purpose! Some people say, “you just never stop working”, but when you truly love what you are doing you never work a day in your life.
Well, I need to get on this airplane now and meet people just like me!