After I talked with another teacher after a full day of subbing FOR AN HOUR (haha), I raced home expecting my business cards but I was so not expecting the oils I ordered with my essential rewards points!
My cards look great, my personalized stationary looks great, and my oils are awesome! I got a 15 ml lavender, lime (can't wait to try this in my Ningxia!), lemongrass (which smells better than I thought), geranium (smells like heaven!) and cypress. I cannot wait to write more about all of this today with you!
After a really fly by fast morning subbing at my favourite school, I got home, ate and found out a friend of mine had passed away this weekend. Today is also my last day at my part time job working with autistic children and their families. Winter driving makes me go on edge.
I took my daily ningxia shots, diffused jade lemon, release, and energy all day. Right now I'm burning a eucalyptus spearmint candle and have bawled my eyes out. Today, I don't have any oily goodness for you. Maybe I will tomorrow before 7 pm MST when I have global drums. Maybe not. But for right now I will sign off and hope for inspiration and guidance tomorrow.
I am thankful because I get to choose how to live healthy and create my own wellness through young living, both as a wholesale member, and as a budding entrepreneur challenging herself each and every day to share the goodness with everyone.
I am thankful for the opportunity to take a 30 day ningxia challenge and have the oils to enhance the experience and help me take control on my health.
I am thankful for supportive friends who message me about questions, concerns, and general excitement. I am thankful for the support of my family. I am thankful for the ever growing support (but still not there yet) of my boyfriend who is now encouraging me to use my oils whenever I'm angry at him (my own own advice to him. HA!)
I am thankful for a wonderful upline stream who helps me with questions and concerns and helps me become ever more confident with myself and my willingness to continue using and sharing young living.
And I am thankful for YOU! My lovely readers who I will hopefully see more of in the comments or in my emails. Thank you for reading and helping me share my passion for natural health with young living.
I know Canadian thanksgiving already happened, but soldiers sacrificed SO much for us, it is ever humbling to count our blessings and really understand that they died so that we can be thankful for SO MUCH and keep our freedom.
Props to those of you who know what my blog title is referencing (what a great comment to post for the contest!)
Anyways, today I did a video log showing you the horrid weather here, explaining to you which oils can be digested with ningxia red and a special morning shot with 2 of my favourite oils!
(And yes, my evening shot was lemon, grapefruit, topped with cinnamon bark and it was delish! And it helped curb my appetite (which is a tough thing to do when I'm on my time of the month!).
Today is Catholic education Sunday and the priest asked all staff of Holy Spirit school district to stand up for a blessing. And as a substitute teacher in that district.. I got to stand up! Even though no one knew where I taught or what I taught, I still felt incredibly blessed to be a part of the teaching community finally after working towards this dream. I can't wait until I have my own classroom and cannot imagine how excited I will be!
ANYWAYS, after church, I had to scrape my car, drive home on icy roads and swerved twice in the 5 minute drive home, had breakfast, watched the latest episode of legend of korra and then my boyfriend and I went to our separate rooms right beside each other and did our own things.
Now, but 6 pm, I was super antsy. I didn't want to watch anymore TV, all my chores had been done, and it was icy and cold outside. What to do? Lemme tell you: ningxia shot time.
Eventually my diffuser ran out and I kept going, not even noticing until we went out for lunch. So I crocheted for 3 hours straight. Came home, ate, and then crocheted some more, periodically applying my 'pain go away' blend on my wrist and neck to keep going. I would also periodically spray my homemade Peace and Calming linen spray to help keep my anxiety levels down (what if this looks terrible when I'm done? What if whoever I give this to doesn't appreciate it?! etc...). At 7 pm I took my second shot of ningxia red, this time with the intention of finishing off this entire blanket project, writing my blog entry, and keeping this relaxation and productivity going. It has been an amazing day just watching my favourite shows, making beautiful things while stimulating my mind and motor skills.
And I even kept from twitching (after an hour or so of crocheting I usually get twitchy and want to get up) by spraying my peace and calming linen spray, which I am about to share with you now.
I can see why people say that they need their ningxia. This is seriously my happy juice.
Today, I got paid from my part time job and one of my school districts AND I didn't have to substitute teach today. So maybe it wasn't JUST the ningxia that made me so happy.
But I had my usually shot this morning (at 7 am. Even if I don't sub. I will be up early because I'm a morning person for life!) and got down to business: wrote my blog post from yesterday (sorry again!), put on my oils, organized myself and got my reference books ready to give to their new owners, and even watched some youtube videos to relax. Took a shower, crocheted, played some don't starve and pixelmon (minecraft pokemon mod.!) and by the time that, plus dishes and a bit of cleaning got done, I left to Magrath for my part time job.
Now, I think this ningxia red juice has also given me patience. Before, I'd get kind of mad when we had to do groceries, or bake cookies during free time, or whatever. But today I was patient, I was kind, and I was accommodating. I figured I'd be raging when I got closer to the end of my work with this family because I wouldn't have the energy, but since starting this challenge, energy levels are up, patience is up, fatigue is down, I am doing good! I did have a minor-major bout of PMS today with my boyfriend, but I'm working on that.
ANYWAYS I hung out with a friend of mine this night too, chatted about some oils, had tacos, relaxed, and then I got home and had my second round of shots. And now I feel mellow but focused. I'm getting into a routine now and I really enjoy routines.
Man oh man, Thursdays are always a big reminder for me that I love my cats, I love my boyfriend, and I love my bed. Waking up at 630 am (and then pushing it to 7 am), driving for 45 minutes to Taber, being a floater and being pulled around like a rubber band, not having time for my most favourite store the bargain shop in Coaldale (on the way back to Lethbridge) and having to eat a fast food dinner at 4 pm in my car, working with a family for 2 hours and then racing to the University to set up my steel pan and rehearse with global drums.
Do you see why I need a nitro most Thursdays? For the past 3 or 4 Thursdays, it's been like this (except Taber might have been Raymond instead). And sadly, if this is considered a cheat day or a lack of following protocol day, that was today. I only had time for 1 shot and 1 tube of nitro.
Happy V for Vendetta day! I only remembered this because my boyfriend is hosting a movie night at our house and does this every year (I of course forget and our house is a mess).
SO Day 2. Keeping strong. 2 shots in the morning but... with a twist. I felt like I was coming down with something fierce so I decided to add a drop of thieves to each shot. I'm going to call this the 'spicy shot' but man oh man, you can taste that burn!
Some things I've noticed:
- More energy to stay focused. Not just on driving and making it through the day, but I've been subbing both days since this challenge started and I've felt concentrated on the kids, the task, circulating, a lot more than I used to be. And my meeting yesterday? Didn't seem as boring as I thought it would (having a shot of ningxia half way through helped too).
- Better sleep. The past few nights have been rough, especially if my boyfriend is tossing and turning. But last night I slept soundly on my boyfriends pillow before he came to bed (I didn't even notice!), and then I was out like a light until my usual 5am pee break (even that seems to be regulating itself a little bit better, I'm sure I could have waited until 6 for it to be a real big deal).
- And lastly, more excitement in my life. Today during morning staff prayer, someone noted that we as adults don't get excited for stuff anymore where as children, everything is a new adventure! With this challenge, I get excited to wake up now (we will see how that works out tomorrow when I need to be out of the house by 715 to drive to Taber), I get excited to come home after working 2 jobs and have some ningxia before dinner, I get excited just being in the world. It feels like having ningxia and this challenges sheds new light on life. And for me, a highly anxious person who freaks out each and every day, this is a blessing.
Tomorrow, I will be mixing my morning 2 shots together and adding ningxia nitro into it because I am out of the house from 715am to 930 pm (Subbing in Taber, working with one of my families for the second last time before my 2 weeks are up from my notice, and then global drums. Sheesh, just writing it makes me tired).
I hope some of you are thinking of entering my draw and thinking about posting a comment or two on a blog post. It doesn't even have to be a post from the challenge. My blog has ZERO comments so it should be easy enough to keep track of them. The more comments you post, the more chances you have to win my special prize (which right now, includes some epsom salts mixed with young living oils that are and ARE NOT in the intro kit. If you have any idea for a prize, post a comment or contact me!)