Yesterday was kind of a nesting day for me. I was pretty much done (physical wise) from everything that has been on my plate for the past three weeks. I needed a day to stay at home and just be with me and my Pj’s.
Emotionally and personally, I had to deal with some pretty big changes and challenges in my life and am so grateful for my personal energy work, and friends and family to help me through it all and allow me to rise up from the other side.
To add to all of the personal challenges and changes, I decided to take on a major construction job and re-do the whole storage area of Kelly’s XO and ordered a custom walk-in freezer (while my husband Ken has been away), I also had Erinn and Mike go to Vegas and I was left looking after Lettuce Love Cafe and Kelly’s XO Bake Shoppe and my best friend, Melissa moved to Victoria, B.C. and I missed her so much. Everything was happening at once to give me some very valuable lessons.
For us, growing (well, outgrowing our space) at Kelly’s XO Bake Shoppe and needing a 100 square foot walk-in freezer is kind of a major milestone at the bakery and one that we recognize as so triumphant and are so grateful to our customers that have helped us outgrow our space. We have made business decisions along the way that mirror our very principles in life and has allowed us to stay true to ourselves and be exactly who we need to be. We are an authentic business and we really have nothing to ever complain about. Do we? We love what we do and we love having this passion for the planet and changing people’s lives in so many ways.
Upon reflection, what may appear to be the most challenging in life and can cause us the most pain, is what gives us the insight into ourselves and allows us to grow in ways we could never before imagine. I found strength in my reserves that I forgot I had and they all came back to life and started firing on all of my circuits again and gave me “ME” back.
I took on a lot this past little while and it’s so important to know when enough is enough. Especially when your emotional storage is low. To take deep care of yourself and be the person you need to be for you – self-compassion. I really like who I am becoming and evolving to be in the second half of my life.
Enjoy your day, every day. xo
P.S. I loved nothing more than hanging out in my family room from our condo and watched the waves with a cup of herbal tea (it’s been so chilly and damp out lately, I think we have all given up on the prospect of summer let alone a tolerable spring with some sun and higher temperatures and watch the daffodils and crocuses pop up – We need to do a SUN DANCE!!).