For as long as I can remember, I have been identified, and have identified myself, by what others said about or thought of me, as well as by things that I decided about myself based on circumstances, throughout my life.
I was my brother’s sister.
I was my mom’s daughter.
I was “not like your brother”, said in a tone that let me know that was a bad thing.
I was not creative.
I was shy.
I was boyish.
I was stuck-up.
I was my children’s mom.
I was my husband’s wife.
I was unloving.
I was lazy.
I was “not contributing to the family finances’.
I was ‘just’ a stay at home mom.
And so many I could list if I were to take the time.
What I have come to realize is, just because someone says I am a certain way or describes me in a negative light, or in a positive light for that matter, that does not mean that I am what or who or how they say I am. And even if I am at that point – because we all have growth to do, right? – that does not mean I have to stay there and will always be that way.
Life is a progression.
We grow, stagnate, get stuck, dash forward. It’s a journey.
The truth is…..
I CAN CHANGE.
And so can you.
Here at Oils, Goals, and Grace, I’m on a journey of discovery. Just me, sharing about the things I learn and love, from essential oils and natural living products to recipes to encouraging and empowering words as I have them, or as I encounter those of others that move me.
This collection of words is meant to empower and encourage you, to provide resources, and to let you know that you are not alone as you travel your own path toward discovering who you are, what you love, and where you can go in life.
Thank you for joining me here.