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I have been all over the place this year! ( I think my family thought I lost my mind and some days it sure felt like it) Last year was all about shedding the shit, moving through pain, people and hurt that held me back for decades. This year was all about leaning into my purpose and finding my sweet spot.  What direction to go with my business, my family and my blog? For so many years I have dedicated myself to our kids and our family; I am still in the mom game, but the kids don’t need me as much anymore. At first, I was pretty upset about that, but then I thought damn Philip & I had done a great job with this parenting thing our kids are pretty self-sufficient.

Now What Part One

So, the journey begins NOW WHAT?  I am sure this will resonate with a lot of you: When you have been immersed in kids, household duties and family for years when you finally look up from it the person you see staring back is not the person you knew some 17 years ago. My first inclination was to go back to school, get more certifications, try areas of study that seem to fit the latest niche and join every freaking Facebook group I could. Shit, the landscape has changed since I was in the workforce, the people, the problems, the marketing insert it and I was learning it for the first time. I started trying on hats, health coach(too big), manifest coach(too confusing), wellness writer(too boring).  After, months of trying to fit every square peg into every proverbial round hole I decided to stay in the field that made me complete all those years ago essential oils and formulating essential oil products.

Quieting the Self-Sabotage 

Now, that I made the decision the voices in my head started shouting you haven’t been formulating for years and why share that here at WSCF; if you stay you can’t grow? (and who wants that). That’s when I decided to grab a glass of wine and talk it out with my dear friend Lisa, and she said; “You’re not going back you’re moving forward to the next chapter in your life and your business.” And with that comment, I decided WSCF is where I will stay.

Another added bonus to me staying here is that I get to introduce you all to my fantastic daughter Sophie. Sophie has decided to join me and as corny as it sounds I am over the moon about it! (she can teach us all a little about perseverance and dedication even at the age of 14). I am so excited to share her wisdom, her passion for helping others and her designs.

With So Much Appreciation


Lastly, I want to thank all of you for the support you have given me throughout years; I pledge to show up and always to be my authentic self. (even when it doesn’t look pretty) 

So, I am going to leave it right here short sweet without a ton of BS; just straight up excitement about coming home to WSCF. Man, I have missed this place:)

 

 

Author: andreaw

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10 thoughts on “Finding My Identity After All These Years-One Step at a Time

  1. Welcome back! I love your voice!!!

    Posted on 10/17/2018 at 9:12 pm
    1. Thank you! I couldn’t have done it without you & Lisa.

      Posted on 10/18/2018 at 1:53 pm
  2. Think so many of us go in many different directions. Find our voice and being true to ourselves is important

    Posted on 10/21/2018 at 3:40 pm
    1. I agree! Being true to ourselves is how so many of us have finally found our voices.

      Posted on 10/21/2018 at 9:43 pm
  3. Self-sabotage is a really issue for me too, particularly in terms of self-doubt. It’s really great to see your journey and know that hopefully time will help us all progress in the right direction.

    Posted on 10/21/2018 at 4:07 pm
    1. Time and patience with yourself is so incredibly helpful

      Posted on 10/21/2018 at 9:36 pm
  4. Glad that you have found a good place. It seems that the decision was hard to come by but now you are ready to flourish.

    Posted on 10/22/2018 at 2:42 am
  5. I’m glad you’re back to writing again. I wish you all the best!

    Posted on 10/22/2018 at 1:56 pm
  6. I am proud of you that you finally found your identity. Some are lucky to found it at early stage of their life, and some are late bloomers. The best part is you are happy.

    Posted on 10/23/2018 at 1:34 am
  7. Welcome back to yourself and your passion. Time passes by when we are focused on our kids but it’s a great use of our time. I agree. Wishing you success in your venture.

    Posted on 10/25/2018 at 4:30 pm