It’s quite possible I’ve bitten off more than I can chew…but that seems to be my MO, so let’s do it! This month, I’ve decided to do a #20in31 challenge at my local Pure Barre studio (you attend 20 classes in 31 days), my husband and I are doing a Whole30, and I’m editing (read: tearing apart and putting back together) my novel False River, which I plan to release this April!
On top of all those exciting endeavors, I’m more determined than ever to grow with my team at Young Living. I’ve been using oils for a year, but have really only dived into the business side of things in January. The thing I love about it…okay nevermind. The thingS I love (because there are too many to just say one) are the financial freedom, relationship building, education mindset, and empowerment I get to share with others. I’m not swimming in cash, I still have my day job, but I am getting my monthly order for free. With the income I have left over, I’m able to print class materials, order samples to give away to friends, purchase prizes for drawings at lectures, order booklets and workbooks to help budding business builders reach their goals. I’m not quitting my day job yet–I’m not taking 3 vacations a year. For now, I love pouring back into others and showing them the YL lifestyle.
People are pretty much why I do anything in life. I’m a licensed counselor, and I love listening to people’s stories and teaching them skills that will help improve their lives. I’m a writer. I write about PEOPLE. They always come before the plot points. When I have an idea for a story, it’s with a particular person in mind. With Young Living, I’ve had the honor of teaching to dozens of people, seeing new faces, meeting potential team members, and making friends. For an introvert, this is a gift 😉 I now have an avenue to meet others who are interested in living a happy, healthy life.
I host classes. Not parties. I’m not there to entertain anyone, or sell them something they don’t want or need. I’m there to educate you on the best way to live a chemical free lifestyle. Do you need to buy things to do that? Sure. But that’s not why I’m there. I want to leave you with questions and curiosity, not with money in my pocket. These past few months, I’ve changed my focus to education. It’s more effective, it’s more fun, and it’s genuine. I’m all about that life.
With knowledge comes power. Once I teach a class, I can see the neurons firing. I see the connections people make to those unexplained headaches, or the constant fatigue, or the sleepless nights. I see them connecting the hormone disrupting chemicals in their homes to their depression and anxiety. Best of all, I see them realizing they can do something about it. Our society operates on a disease model. We rarely go to the doctor unless we’re sick. On the flip side, oils focus on keeping you well. Their purpose is not to treat or cure disease, but to support your body so it can do what it’s meant to do. By staying above the wellness line, we take our health into our own hands, and that’s incredibly powerful.
This crazy month is the jump start into the life I want to lead. I want to be stronger and fitter through barre, I want to eat clean regularly (of course making time for cheese dip and margs occasionally), I want to empower others to live well and be well through essential oils. My wellness journey hasn’t always been easy, and it’s never overnight. It’s a daily choice we make. This isn’t about buying a few oils and letting them sit under your sink unopened. It’s not about using organic ____ that one time. It’s about a true lifestyle change, one step at a time. I truly want to show you what those steps can be. My classes are always free, so if you want to host, I would love to teach! If you’re wondering what the heck oils are and what you can do with them, head over to thedroppery.com and look around.