Learning to knit

Isn’t my scarf amazing!  Ha!  This little “bib” as I like to call it, has taken two days to create.  For any of you that may knit, I’m sure you understand.  Knitting is not an easy task!!  I now have a new found love and respect for any items that are hand knit.  It is extremely tedious and you have to be very patient. I even had a tendon in my left arm that was sore the next day!  Hilarious, but true.

I have always wanted to pick up this little craft, but never found the time or anyone willing to teach me!  That’s the beauty of what our business has to offer, I have the time to learn new things whenever I want and friends that have the same time freedom!  Now don’t get me wrong, I did do some work today with our business.  I went with my husband to dinner where we presented to one of our associate’s friends.  Not gonna lie, not a bad day at the office πŸ™‚

I have to thank my beautiful friend Rosie for patiently teaching me Tuesday and coming back to fix my mistakes this afternoon!  I am now confident that I can mess up and know how to fix it on my own πŸ™‚  We shall see…..

Volunteering today at The Children’s Hunger Fund

It’s amazing what “serving” others can do for your mood.  Today I woke up feeling horrible and in a terrible mood.  As soon as we walked in the doors of CHF this morning, all bad feelings went away.  When you walk in the doors of CHF you never know what you will be asked to do.
Today we had a FUN task (a little sarcasm.)  We had to go through boxes of old used eye glasses and sunglasses and put 15 in a gift box to ship off to Mexico.  Now, the first few boxes were wrapped in neat little plastic bags with prescriptions on them, but as the pallets started to decrease (look at the boxes stacked on the far right), there were boxes of glasses just thrown in a box!  It got humorous to try on the different glasses and find odd things (including toothbrushes) in these boxes!  My husband, mom and I took three hours of our life today to help an organization that is changing the world a little at a time.  I challenge you when you have free time, to do the same πŸ™‚

Imagine what the world would be like if we all took a little time out of our day/week/month to help others.

Giving Up

When I first started my Bikram Yoga Challenge I was 100 percent confident that I would finish it.  And Saturday, after being over 20 days into the 60 day challenge, I thought about giving up.
Friday I ended up taking the day off because I spent most of the day in Austin with my family for my little brothers Birthday. Before heading to yoga Saturday I almost talked myself out of finishing.  I can’t even put into words the “mental sparring” that was going on in my head in favor of either side.  I did go, and HATED class.  I was angry about class again again, the second time thus far in my yoga challenge.  Now going Sunday was the deal breaker….. I went, and had an AMAZING class!
After another great class this morning I think back to how I felt this weekend and laugh.  I think this yoga challenge is a great reflection on my everyday life.  Life is a challenge; it’s tough work and if I give up or do not try my hardest than I am cheating myself.  This challenge is teaching me more about myself and areas that I need to grow, in ways I never thought possible.
Its amazing what setting a goal can do.

“The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize”
-Richard Monckton Milnes


Today was a long, but great day and I am just now getting home and getting in front of the computer.  My husband did an INCREDIBLE job tonight at our weekly Health and Freedom and inspired hundreds of people!  
The only word that pops in my head is “thankful.”  I am thankful for so many things. 

My husband, My family, My walk with God, My amazing group of friends, Our house, our “fuzzy” children, this incredible business, the time freedom to really live each day of my life the way I want to, the ability to be able to do my yoga everyday, the knowledge to want to keep growing: spirituality and personally,  my good health, my mentors and associates, and I am so very thankful not to have a j.o.b.

Nothing too earth- shattering today.  Just realizing that I am very Blessed and want to give thanks, first and foremost, to God for what I have been given.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, β€œHis steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, β€œHis steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, β€œHis steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. 
Psalm 118:1-18

Watching my niece grow….

I have started to realize that I am absolutely in love with my niece, Jaidyn.  She is my 8th niece/nephew that I have but I haven’t had the privilege to watch any of them grow up as I have my little peanut!  I feel so Blessed to be able to spend MANY days a week with Jaidyn and my little sister πŸ™‚

My sister Megan has turned into such an amazing mother and I have to pinch myself sometimes to really understand she is a mom now.  Her inner and outward beauty is just breath-taking and motherhood suits her so well.  Watching Jaidyn from week to week grow and change and turn into a little person is just incredible!  I can’t imagine all of the women I know that are new moms and have to go back to work after having a baby.  It must really rip a woman’s heart out πŸ™    The sad thing is that it doesn’t have to be that way!  I think all mom’s that want to raise their little one’s from home and don’t want to have a job should be able to do it.  Why miss the important things in your child’s life working for someone else?

The great thing is that I have a solution!  I love training and mentoring people on how this can be done.  It has  been incredible to be able to watch one of my best friends’, Lisa stay at home with her 7 week old son Jaxson and never have to think about going back to a job.  We also have a good friend, Mike that is able to be a stay-at-home dad with his precious little Emma.
The beauty of our business is endless πŸ™‚

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.”
— Michael Jordan