Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Baby Steps

I recently have watched the status updates of one of my high school friends build a house in Boise, move in, and three days later post that everything is unpacked and all the frames are on the walls.

To which I say . . .  What the ?!!

I have to admit, the past three weeks it's felt like I've been running a race while trying to put my shoes on.  I'm managing, and I don't have a time deadline, but it has been a little frustrating.  And I know, I know, I know -- I was the one that wanted this, to be at home and take care of daughter, husband, home, and self.  But It feels like a start up business that takes a bunch of extra work at the start to get up and running how you want it to.  So I apologize if I've been MIA on the internets, scrabble games, or voice mails.  I've been catching up :-)

And it's not just unpacking, setting up new banking accounts, bill pays, insurances, and closing all the old ones.  I want to fundamentally change the routine, schedules, priorities, and etc.  I want to be more consistent using essential oils with Ellie and our home every day to help with her attention and focus issues and keep her out of a doctors office and medication.  I want to use EOs to make my own cleaning products, mouthwash, shampoo, deodorant, perfumes, etc.  I want to change what we eat and the way we eat.  I want to change how we do chores and our positive and negative consequences.  I want to know where things are in my home - to get rid of things we don't need and simplify.  I want to serve others with a weekly temple trip and volunteering at the school and online as a speaking partner for an international BYUI  student.  And I want to find time to start reading and reviewing and blogging and going back to publish blog books.  When I look at it all I'm overwhelmed.  But I have to remember -

Baby steps.


  1. Holy Cow! Your list is exhausting ME! Just remember to breathe. :) As great as these goals are, it can't possibly healthy to try and implement them all at once. You will get there. I know you will. But it's going to take a long time, and that is OKAY.

  2. one day at a time my amazing friend. you will have all of those things and then some. i'm SO thrilled that you get to do these things now! moving can be so overwhelming though. check in with me in five months, i have no doubt that i'll be singing the same tune. in the meantime, i thrilled to see you blogging again and i can't wait to hear how everything goes!

  3. I am regretting missing the EO class you did...will have to email you for details. And the healthy eating stuff, now that I am no longer pregnant/nor able to breastfeed...

    Miss you, friend. Hope all is going well!

    P.S. Any good book recommends...send my way, please. I can't make up my mind lately what I want to read (of course, I should probably be sleeping with the newborn, but we'll see!).