In honor of Autism Awareness Day, I think it’s important to raise awareness for parents, and caregivers needs. We can’t take care of others if we aren’t taking good care of ourselves. Practicing daily self care is necessary. Even if it’s only for a few moments. I suggest meditation, yoga, stretching, walking, sunshine, a shower before the day begins, knitting, painting, singing, writing… Basically something that you love to do. If I didn’t have these little therapeutic outlets I would literally go insane. I don’t know about you, but if I burn the candle at both ends without doing something for myself I get angry. If I don’t shower, I get itchy and bitchy. If I don’t write these blogs or do a podcast I feel isolated even further than I already am. If I’m not feeling my best, then I don’t give my best to my family and that’s not fair to them.
Last week was emotionally rough. Lots of things changed, vibrations caused the Earth to shift underneath my feet. However, I ended up on top like I always do. I recently fought so hard to keep my job of three years, only to find within myself that I actually didn’t feel comfortable going back there. There’s many reasons, and one of them is that it’s a family facility with school aged children. I’m petrified of harmful germs for Lucas. It was so hard to understand that I was ready to let that opportunity go. My family will still go there when we get the green light, but just for fun when it’s not too crowded. I met a few amazing souls in that place, and I will cherish them forever. It was a great experience that I’m thankful for, but it was time to close the door.
That night another door opened along my spiritual, and wellness journey. I knew this was the path I was meant to follow. I decided to become a HEMP AMBASSADOR in this crazy Cannabis Revolution! Gosh I love saying that so much! It just feels good to know that I’m capable of helping people with premium Hemp products that I have had the pleasure to hear true testimonials about how this oil has changed the lives of others in so many ways. I believe in this Hemp Oil with every ounce of my being. Most of you know that I suffer from PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Migraines, and Sleep Problems. Oh, and I’m also an emotional eater. That’s okay though because my Hemp oil is already helping me with those things, and I haven’t had anxiety medication in DAYS. First time in four years. If you wanna get onboard the HEMP train, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The very next day, I woke up happy with my decision to leave my job. It just felt right. Every morning I check my long list of emails and found an active wear company that really wanted to sponsor me. However they did not have my size. We went back and forth four or five times before they finally sent me one item that might fit me. I told them kindly that I certainly could not squeeze into one pair of pants just to try to make a quick dollar, when they don’t have bigger sizes for my curvy instagram following. It’s just not fair, when other brands have more choices. Us curvy girls need to be inspired to workout, not discouraged! So I closed that door…
Then a second door opened! Within an hour, I was contacted by Darn Good Yarn. A company that I coincidentally had a monthly subscription with, back when I was learning how to knit and crochet. They reached out to me stating that they wanted me to partner with them. I was so shocked, and pleased. There are so many good things about this company. For every skirt purchased, they will give a skirt to a woman who suffers from DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. They are HANDMADE by co-ops in India. They have a wonderful variety of sizing! Kids 4-14, Regular 4-12, XL 14-20 (I’m a 16/18), and my personal favorite the Goddess which fits ladies wearing size 22-26. This is my kind of company. They have ankle length, or a mini. They are absolutely beautiful and I am so happy to be able to offer you 50% off!!! Buy a skirt using my code: LINZYDOESYOGA_50 by visiting this website: CLICK HERE to #DoDarnGood
Later that afternoon I had to rush to return a package at a local shipping shop I had recently found. It was 4:35pm when I left my house, and the store was going to close at 5pm. I made it just in time. As I approached the counter, I saw the kindest eyes in this sweet young girl behind the counter. There were two men behind me in line. I normally don’t offer information about my son’s illness but something slipped out about his upcoming second wish trip. The men behind me were not together, but they too have Make A Wish kids in their lives. It was a special moment that I wasn’t expecting. They both wished me the best with my son, dropped off their packages and left. The young woman and I talked about how her shop was pretty special. It has a vibe like Mystic Pizza.
We talked until about 5:30 or so, well after the store closed. It was the most organic and natural conversation I had had with someone in a while. I just loved her energy so much. Apparently she loved mine as well, and we cracked about me working there. She was actually looking for part-time help, and she’s real flexible. Days later I went back for another “formal” interview, and that pretty much sealed the deal. I start today, and it’s a small shop with very few kids that frequent the store. Just 15-20 hours a week. It feels safe in so many ways. I’m gonna start tomorrow. Hopefully we both feel happy with this decision. It’s amazing how when one door closes, another one really does open. Three for me! I believe in Karma, and I’m beginning to understand the Laws of the Universe.
I hope something amazing happens for you today!