It’s hard to believe it’s already October. I swear I was still writing August for more than the first half of September. Though let’s get real, the 90 degree days throughout the month surely didn’t help. But now it’s October and with each day it’s starting to feel more and more like fall (thank goodness).
My original plan for this post was different. The idea was to share about my trip to Salt Lake City for doTERRA’s Convention, the things I learned, fun new products they launched, etc. But things took a different turn for me and that’s what I want to share. I’m sure you can find plenty of other blog or social media posts if you want to hear all about the Convention, and while all of that information was fun and interesting, that wasn’t my biggest takeaway from the trip. So, let’s back up and I’ll tell my story, shall we?
I was lying awake Friday night, with one hand over my heart repeating “I am safe, I am loved” over and over, the other by my nose so I could smell the essential oil I just put on to help ground myself back to the present moment, to help bring down my anxiety.
If you haven’t heard of a vulnerability hangover, then I highly encourage you to check out Brene Brown’s work. It’s a thing. It’s that feeling that often leads us to ask ourselves why we did that, why we shared that, why we opened ourselves up in that way.
I like to think I can do it all. All the things; all the time. But as we all know, that’s not actually how life works.
Sometimes I look back and wonder how I worked a full-time job, part-time job, managed a band, and had a decent social life with time to sleep and workout when these days a full-time job, freelance writing, blogging one day a week seems nearly impossible, let alone trying to have any kind of social life.