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Blank Pages

I recently needed to clear a whole week out of my schedule and you all know I use my #solplanner to organize my time. My week was seven (almost) blank pages and it was very strange for me.

Why did I need a whole week “off?” My time was claimed for helping my parents with surgeries, yes, plural. Dad had cataract surgery on Monday and Mom had open heart surgery on Wednesday. For geographical and practical reasons, they stayed at our house starting Monday and Dad stayed until the next weekend. He decided on Saturday that he could drive home and come back so he did. He wanted to sleep in his own bed for a change.

Mom is doing well by the way, she is home recovering and we are thankful she kept asking for answers when the doctors told her “nothing was wrong.” (That will be a subject for another blog.)

Anyway, it was very strange to see a whole week of blank-ness (not sure if that’s a word or not) that was actually filled with appointments, hospital stays and driving…lots of driving. I should have written in all that was done that week to make it look more interesting. Just kidding, I don’t need documentation of the busy-ness, we all lived it.

This week, my pages are definitely not blank. I need to get my August podcasts edited and scheduled for publishing and get back to business and other busy-ness.

I am very lucky that my business allowed me to take that time off and do what was needed for my family. I realize that not everyone can do that without losing income and I do not take it for granted.

Are you in a place in your life where you can take time off relatively easily or does it cost you? With the current economy, people are struggling to even buy groceries so it may seem like the worst time to try something new. You might want to think about it though. If you are entering the sandwich generation right now, this may be a great option for you.

My direct sales business with dōTERRA has led me to a new career as a businesswoman, educator, and podcast host who wants to inspire passion in other women. “Selling oils” was the first step in learning to live every moment and do what makes me happy while making an income too.

Have I reached the top echelon of the company in my sales?

Nope. Not even close.

Have I found a freedom in learning something new and applying it to what I want to do with my life? Am I happy in my “job?”

That’s a big Hell Yeah!

If you would like to learn more about getting started on a new path whether it’s your own health and wellness or a new career, let me know. Email me at

Take care of your beautiful self and I will talk to you soon!


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