My very own blog! How cool is this?!
I have always wanted my own little nook space where I could talk about my passions, things that I'm interested in and cool things that I have learned along my journey as a human.
Now, before I get into it, I thought perhaps I should let you in on a couple fun little known facts about me.
1. I WENT TO AN ASHRAM FOR 6 WEEKS
Whyyyyy do you ask? Honest answer is I have no clue why I went! I was surfing around on my phone (probably Facebook) and saw this yoga retreat. I looked at the website and was absolutely taken. Something drew me to send a cheque in the mail that night for $1500 (that I did not have) and all of a sudden it was done! Talk about trusting the universe! I don't even remember how I found that money!! I left 45 days later for my journey into the interior of BC. I was on a kundalini yoga course for 3 weeks and then stayed on for another 3 weeks to work and learn from the yogis at the ashram!
2. I MADE IT TO THE SECOND HIGHEST RANK IN ARMY CADETS
When I was a teenager I lived up the street from a military family. The daughter was my age and was always going on these cool weekend trips to camp, learn search and rescue techniques, shoot riffles and SO MUCH MORE! Soooo, I joined! Once a week and probably once a month I put on my uniform and learned the ropes. I got the award for 'Best New Cadet' after my first year and eventually worked my way to become a Master Warrant Officer where I then became the teacher.
Being in cadets was one of my favourite times in life. As a woman, it was particularly empowering. I could everything the boys could do and more. Today I can strip and assemble a rifle in a few minutes, build a lean to and live off the land for a couple days and shine boots like you have never seen before! And I can do it all by myself!
3. I CHOSE TO LEAVE A SECURE JOB TO HAVE THE LIFE I WANTED
After wasting about 15 years of my life (that's a whole other story) I decided to go back to school. I became a fully trained chef (yes, another story) and then went to school to become an esthetician & makeup artist. I absolutely loved the social aspect of the work and felt privileged to be allowed into peoples lives in this personal way.
After 4 years as a director of the esthetics department I wanted to make another choice for myself. I had a brand new niece, Charlotte, and wanted to find a new way of serving my clients.
So naturally, I quit! Terrifying. But I slowly started my sweet little business in a bedroom in Lyndsay's (yes, Wild Child Lyndsay) first house.
I gave myself of my own schedule, flexibility to be present 1 day every week for Charlotte, eventually Edward and now Sebastian and it also gave me the ability to provide top quality, one on one services for people I grew to love and are still a part of my life.
All of these experiences were game changers for me! They empowered me to believe that I am strong, resilient and abundant in all I have!
STAY TUNED next week! I may chat about the animal in my life that saved me, my love of all things plans or my amazing 93 year old friend that I am a primary caretaker to. What a beautiful life!