Share Your Voice: Releasing Fear & Receiving Truth

I know it’s typical and generic. I know it’s terribly cliche. But the end of the this year is making me reflect upon my actions. My actions of 2018. I had some incredible wins this past year, but I also had some setbacks. And sadly, I’m heart broken by them. I’m heart broken by my lack of actions. I’m heart broken that I gave into fear more times than I leaned into truth. I’m heart broken over all the times I held back. 

I held back my words when I could have published blog posts that had the potential to help other moms. I held back videos on health and wellness that could have inspired others to take action towards bettering their health. I held back inviting loved ones to a doTERRA class when it really could have helped their kid’s tummy troubles or respiratory issues. I held back so many blessings, and for that, I am sorry.

Somewhere between changing diapers and school drop offs, I believed the lie that my voice didn’t matter. The lie that there are plenty of mommy blogs and health and wellness platforms, so I didn’t need to keep pursuing mine. I believed the lie that I wasn’t able or worthy to achieve the next level in my doTERRA business. I believed the lie that no one would care about what I had to say or write or create.

And then I thought… who cares? I need to do it anyway!

The truth is, all of those lies are a bunch of bull, and I recognize that, but—stay with me here—even if they were true… I still need to create. I still need to take the time to let my mind wander. I need to take the time to let my fingers roam on the keyboard and catch up with the words inside my head… because it’s been incredibly therapeutic for me. 

This fear and the lies have been robbing me of living out my full potential. It’s robbing me of being the best version of a mother to my children, it’s robbing me of being an exceptional wife to my husband, it’s robbing me of being able to fully connect with friends who are dear to me, and it’s robbing me of the most intimate relationship with my Creator. 

I want to feel free, loved, and joyful. I want you to feel free, loved, and joyful too! But there are days I feel trapped in this fear, unwanted, and discouraged. So, I’m taking the steps necessary to live freely. I’d love to take you on this journey with me. A journey of letting go of fear and receiving the freedom Christ has promised. I’ll share nuggets of truth I pick up along the way, and would love to connect more with you!

Who’s ready to share their voice this year? You story matters!

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Operation Simplify: Denying Excess. Welcoming Abundance.

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It’s that time of year again. We decide to heck with 2016 and bring on 2017. Time to set lofty goals, and attempt to keep them this time. I’m gonna be honest: it doesn’t always work out for me. Or what happens most of the time is that I’ll rock it in one area and fail in another. So, I decided not to make a crazy goal like run a marathon, or eat a completely raw vegan diet or read the entire Bible in a year. My goal is simply this: simplify.

Simplify. My goal is to reject excess and welcome abundance. We live in a society where it’s the norm to have and consume an excess. This mindset that excess equals success has poured out beyond our cars and the size of our homes… It’s seeped into our closets, taken over our kitchen cupboards, and it’s even stolen our time. We’ve bought the lie that more stuff makes us happy, and we’ve agreed with the false belief that busyness means importance.

It’s time to stop. For me, the time is now. 2017. This is my year of simplification. I want to simplify not just my material possessions; but my lifestyle. I want to simplify my diet: less processed food and more natural food; I want to simplify my personal care products: out with the chemicals and in with nature; I want to simplify my time: toss out those time sucking activities and make time for rest; I want to simplify my life.

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So, each month I’ll be focusing on a different area and sharing about my journey. I’ll share what was hard, what scared me, and what gave me joy. You are welcome to join me if this interests you, but in no way am I stating that your journey should look like mine. You do what’s best for you, and I’ll share my story here. My hopes are that you too will find abundance in this coming year.

How will you simplify your life this year?