I have to be honest: the last week has been one of the most trying weeks of my life and it can definitely be allocated to my top five of mentally exhausting, emotionally depleting and draining times of my existence; no dramatic-ness intended. This time is up there with the breakdown of my previous marriage and the diagnosis of ASD for my son, but I got through those chapters and even a week later I am feeling the weight already lifting from my chest.
To my small circle of people who I am connected to and I keep close: I am back. There were a couple of days where I just didn’t feel like people-ing and I really only wanted to have my home tribe near, speaking to me and me to them. I sort refuge reflecting through journalling and just sort of floating through my social media feeds commenting, sending love and being partially present. I have had my week of wallowing and now it is time to get back to my goals, moving on while also looking forward to my next trip to New Zealand.
So, here is to the upcoming week, the first official week of March and the Autumn season. I feel a certain reset in the universe and myself.
I am back,
Another intention I have set is to be more motivated and present for my online biz and myself. I am so conscious of the quality content I post and create to ensure I am connecting, inspiring and attracting my tribe.
My tribe: all the Endo mamas, mamas with babes with ASD, mamas who travel, babes who travel and those wanderlust spirits; I’ve got you.
I am excited for the connections I am going to make with my tribe both in Australia and in New Zealand. I would love to help so many people on their health and wellness journeys while still allowing them to travel and improve their quality of life.
I encourage anyone to reach out and contact me if you vibe me. There is now a dedicated Instagram handler to follow along: @wellness.skip.wanderlust --> The wellness journey, the introduction to my new found love of skipping and images of our travels overseas, especially those to my favourite, grounding place: New Zealand.
You will always see my authentic, fearless and real self. No time for fakeness or flakiness here. Your feel me?
I have had a diary or planner for the last few years, however 2019 I have set the intention to focus some of my time to writing in my journal, consciously filling out my Passion Planner Pro and posting regularly on here, my blog.
An amazing opportunity for me lately has been my inclusion in the Chelsea Brown Design PashFam Facebook group and the girls have given me so much inspiration on how to organise all the stickers and accessories I use to decorate my Passion Planner Pro and get my creative on.
To view the video of how I eventually organised all my accessories, check out my Instagram feed @journal.read.blog
Oh, how I love getting organised and sorting out everything I do. (No sarcasm at all! Honest!) I do have a few notebooks, planners and journals that I use all at one time, although they each have a specific use.
Stay tuned for more,
There is nothing more daunting than putting your hopes, dreams and goals on a piece of paper. Today, I did just that.
This year I decided I wanted to write more. This included blogging, journaling and using my Passion Planner Pro regularly. I recently saw an Instagram post from the awesome peeps at Passion Planner that they were having a weekly #JustStart2019 contest, and this girl loves entering a competition. I enjoy the process of planning the content and how I am going to set out the entry.
I felt a little bit scared, anxious and vulnerable while filling out both the Road Map and Game Changer mind maps, but you cannot play it safe and remain in your comfort zone. I didn’t worry about justifying the things I want to achieve in 3 months, 1 year, 3 years and in my lifetime. I simply wrote what I felt.
So here’s to officially filling out my Road Map and achieving these goals.
Off to plan I go,
My mind boggles: literally. The amount of times, since New Year’s Eve, I have had to get up during the night to note down all the random ideas which pop into my head, has been surprising. I guess 2019 will be my more creative and inspiring year yet.
Only six days into the year and it already has both myself and my partner shaking our heads at the crazy things my brain creates and comes up with: the new blog, yet another Instagram account for my journaling, reading and blogging, the search for a camera to capture the memories, travel destinations and content planned (or not yet thought of!).
Am I overwhelmed? A little. Am I excited? Absolutely! What will these opportunities mean for me? Who knows and who cares! I’m just going to go with the flow and see where I am taken. No strict planning, whatever I feel in my heart, I will go with it with no regret. Here’s to breaking through the comfort zone stigma and following the vibe and energy which comes and which I am drawn to.
Embrace the crazy,
It is so amazing what a few choice words can do for your motivation and inspiration. These words of encouragement and realignment have gotten me back into my groove and I am now more excited than ever to get a move on with my studies, learn more about social media marketing and channel all my energy into achieving my goals for 2019. [Thank the lucky stars for obsidian! My energy will not be going anywhere or taken by anyone this year.]
I cannot believe how lucky I am that the studies I am completing and the skills I am acquiring can be used in every aspect of my life: the 9-5 job, my side hustle, the home tribe and everything in between; a pure breath of fresh air for me.
With my health issues causing a few roadblocks the last couple of years, I can now feel the momentum after embracing clarity, switching to a wholefoods/plant based lifestyle [yes, you would be surprised how much clearer your thought process is when your gut and general health is A1: thank you Health Hub and Gratitude Gang], and clearing out the blockages in my headspace: the self-doubt, the fear, and negative inner voice comments. [And you wonder why I go on and go about journalling: the process I use to clear those blockages.]
When the proverbial clouds cleared I was reminded of the iconic question, from legendary founder of stationery brand Kikki K, Kristina Karlsson: “What would you do with your life if you could not fail?” My answer: everything. That simple. Anything and everything I want to do, I can. See? Another two empowering words: I CAN. These are sometimes accompanied by another two syllables: I WILL.
Here’s to be being inspired, motivated and realigned for the future goals and plans we set for ourselves, and if you need an accountability buddy, you know where to find me: just here; a message, email or phone call away.
#Real Talk: Today I had a sudden insight into a sub-conscious anchor which has been holding me back. Fear: one word, four letters, one syllable. How can this small spark of the English language be affecting me so much? Self-doubt, lack of confidence, worrying about events that may not even happen.
It took a conversation with my partner to snap me back to reality; to remind me of the dreams and plans we have been working towards. Suddenly I felt like crap. Holy dooley, the realisation to me, was that I was not pulling my weight, I was not meeting my own expectations but also that of my other half.
A switch was flipped inside me. Let’s get real: I do not care what other’s think of me, except one person. The one person who encourages me to try the crazy ideas my creative brain comes up with, the one human who pushes me to be a better version of myself, the patient and kind man who motivates me to step outside my comfort zone.
My affirmation, when fear starts shadowing me, will be: inhale courage, exhale fear. When I feel the fear creeping sneakily into my mindset I will call upon this affirmation and with my breath, fear will be physically exhaled from my body, my lungs and heart. I will make room for courage.
Courage to keep moving forward and work towards the life I want for myself and my tribe; to take one step at a time and to complete each action fully without the worry of fear taking a peek at me, trying to remind me that fear is just around the corner. I will embrace the power of courage.
Chose courage too.
This new project for me literally was brought to life from an Instagram post I read on New Year’s Eve 2018, and only four words were enough for me: that girl on purpose.
The bones and foundation of One Girl’s Empire have been on my mind for a while, I just needed the spark: this came to me in the form of the above four words, one phrase, by the founder of the Gratitude Gang, Ange Simson.
My mission for this blog is to share my life: uncut, raw and authentic by documenting my health and wellness journey with the Gratitude Gang, pieces of my personal life with my home tribe and the travel adventures planned both in Australia and New Zealand.
Here’s to the beginning of something new, or maybe just the continuation of the experience I began in August 2018 when I joined the empowering girl gang.
So this is me: being the person I’m taking back, representing that girl on purpose.
Just an Endo mama and an ASD boy loving essential oils as well as the plant-based and wholefood life.