Posted in Coping, Education

Divorce

One of the things that I’ve learned while going through a divorce is that it’s finally time to make a little time for me! After our son of course. As my Pap-pap would say “after me, you go first” 😉

The best way I know how to make time for myself is to further my education so that I can finally make a living at doing what I enjoy!

I had been looking into the Integrative Nutrition course for a few years and even watched a few of their videos. One morning I hesitated on deleting one of their e-mail’s.

I had put off enrolling because I thought it was too much money to re-learn what I’ve already been studying. Also, I was never in the right frame of mind to do something like that for myself!

Well, that morning I noticed a heavy discount on taking the course and thought that it wouldn’t hurt to at least call them and ask a few questions.

I considered enrolling as an early birthday gift to myself. I thought now is as good a time as ever to begin again while I still have a little cushion from the sale of our home.

I want to be that good example to our son that will show him it’s never to late to go back to school and that you can make a living at doing something that you like to do!

The class officially begins on January 23 and I plan to keep you up to date on my journey.

My intentions with furthering my education is to build a career by meeting people where they are in their journey. Then to gently coach them to help themselves improve in the area of their lives that they wish to improve upon.

I feel like going through a divorce is hard enough on all involved and it’s time to look forward and create a joyful life for not only myself, but for those around me as well. I decided to face some of my fears head on in order to evolve.

I thought it was time to care enough for myself to stop hurting myself with self doubt and worry. I feel like I’ve been cooking my way out of depression and into a more well rounded individual. I have a long way to go and am anticipating a lot of growth through this year long course. I will always be learning and growing! I am finally to the point where I’m open to new experiences in my life.

I hope that by improving my health that it will be contagious for others to want to learn, grow, and improve their health. I hope you enjoy my new journey and watching me grow!

I’m grateful to have the money to do this and a job that will allow some time to be able to further my education while our son is in school.

Have you gone through a divorce and struggled with finding time for yourself?

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

Posted in Coping

Motherhood

So much changes when you have a child. SO MUCH! I just want to talk about how we sometimes loose our way, but find it again when we reach Motherhood.

Have you ever thought about how you begin to dig out all the good qualities that you might have lost along the way to Motherhood? I’m talking about how you manifest and pull out of yourself all the manners and morals that you thought you may have lost in this big bad world.

It seems like when your baby begins to understand the ways of the world, you want to lead by example. I feel like before my child was born, I had lost my way a little by letting things go. Being a little less polite and becoming a bit cynical and hard.

Now, all those manners and kind acts have magically appeared again. It somehow becomes so very important to be and do better. It’s time to put on your role model big girl pants and raise a kind human being by becoming one yourself.

That’s what Motherhood brings out in you sometimes. It makes you want to be a better person so that you can raise your children by example. I find that Mothers will research all the right ways to raise a kind, loving, caring, and well rounded person that we become that person ourselves to be the role model our children need.

We turn our lives around and upside down to do whatever it takes to do what’s right by our children. We will let nothing stand in our way!

And then it seems that we suddenly find ourselves trying to  make a buck to provide a better life for our child than what we thought we had.

I come from a place of love when I say this… We cannot have it all and I’m tired of trying to have it all. I want time with our son. Not the hurried with my mind on something else kind of time, but the let’s sit on the floor and use our imaginations to play kind of time.

In order to have that kind of time I feel like I need that kind of time for me as well. I have to fill my quality time in order to give quality time. How does one do that in a  world that needs a two income family to have a roof over our head. I guess you have to find that village everyone is talking about it.

Sometimes, it can be a difficult transition for those you love to see you change. To see you stop being so cynical and start replacing kind words for what used to be such harsh words. You can only hope that they will grow with you and not grow apart from you.

I’m so grateful to have finally joined the club of Motherhood.

Have you noticed yourself or others change for the better when they became Mom’s?

Thanks for listening!

 

 

Posted in Coping

Passion

What’s your passion? I have heard a lot of people say to find your passion and then just do it. I think it’s what we say to our kids now a days as well. We used to be told that we can do anything we want to do. I don’t know maybe it’s just me.

What stops you from just doing your passion?

I think it’s all the obstacles that we place in front of ourselves.

Such as…

  • Telling ourselves that we are not professionally trained to be worthy of making any money with what we are most passionate about.
  • Finding time to follow our passion long enough to make some money. After all it takes time to make money to live and raise a family, how can there be any time left for MY passion.
  • What about the behind the scenes side of things? Let’s say you enjoy creating recipes, but cannot figure out how to work behind the scenes in the blogging world to get them out there in order to try to make a buck or two with it.
  • Trying to measure up to someone else’s expectation of what you are to do with your life.

It’s never as easy as just doing it, is it?

First, you have to dive into what your true passion is in life by doing some soul searching and leaving the nay sayers where they belong – behind you! Think back as to what you loved to play as a child and what was most important to you before you had others trying to influence you towards their expectations.

Secondly, you have to find the time, energy, resources, support, and money to move forward with following your passion.

We all have a purpose in this life and if we tune into what that purpose is with a little guidance then maybe we could find our passion, cultivate it, and make it what we do for a living.

I’m grateful that I know my passions.

Have you found a way around and through the obstacles to have followed your passion?

Thanks for listening!