Why

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I’m not gonna lie, sometimes I get discouraged. But whenever I’m questioning what I’m doing or where I’m going, I always go back and reconnect with my Why. Sometimes I journal, sometimes I text myself (does anyone else do this-probably not) and sometimes I just draw pictures of my hopes and dreams to remind myself of why I’m doing this Young Living thing, or as my brother Jeremy calls it, “Peddling my hippie oils.” Of course a big why for me is that I believe that these oils and products are life-changing and so needed in this world where toxins are so prevalent. But a big part of my Why is my dreams that I reach for every time I do what I do.

I know some of your whys, because you’ve shared them with me. I know some of you really want to stay home with your children because every second that you’re at work is time that you don’t get to spend with your precious little ones… I think of you.

I know some of you are doing jobs that are not only unfulfilling, but are downright soul-sucking; so much so that it is hard for you to even go to sleep some nights because you so dread waking up in the morning to go work another day doing something so hard...I think of you.

I know some of you have dreams of owning a home or having property where you can have guests and get-togethers. And some of you would like to foster or adopt a child but are crippled by the enormous costs associated with this and your dreams float through my heart. I long for those things right along side of you.

For me, this business of Young Living has allowed me to be with my husband in Hawaii while he was on sabbatical instead of us being 5,000 miles apart like we were during our engagement and part of our first year of marriage. I’m so grateful for this and I know that by sticking with this business I will be able to achieve even bigger dreams. Some of my big dreams are:

I desire to travel with my husband and see places I’ve never even heard of and meet with people who know things I’ve never dreamed of.

I desire to open a wellness center where there is space for people to gather and learn about physical, mental and spiritual wellness as well as rooms for resting and meditation and building community. I want to be able to give a platform for healers of all types to work and to showcase goods and artwork from hardworking local and Hawaiian artists and producers in this place. I imagine it having a space where people can drink healing teas and awa and have conversations about making the world a better place.

I desire to donate a large chunk of money to create a scholarship in my husband’s name so that someone who otherwise wouldn’t be able to earn an advanced degree in Social Work will be able to do so.

I desire to have enough money to start our own foundation in Hawaii to encourage people to study and practice Native Hawaiian cultural and healing practices. Native Hawaiians have the lowest life expectancy of any group in Hawaii; a place with life expectancy that is higher than other parts of the country. I desire to change that.

I desire to be able to help our children all to buy their own homes and to live debt free and independently in service to others. I desire to ensure that our future grandchildren will be able to go to college and not have to take on crippling debt to do so.

I desire to be able to help and give to each and every person that my heart feels called to bless. I want to live openhandedly and to bless and love on as many people as possible.

When I was a teacher, every year my paycheck would be smaller. Every year they would find another thing to take away from us while adding in more responsibilities and stress. No matter how hard I worked, or how many other responsibilities I took on, I was never going to make the kind of money that would buy me the freedom to live out my dreams. And when my friend introduced me to Young Living I decided to share because I saw the power that these little bottles held for healing and wellness. And as I learned more about the company, I saw the potential for an income that is literally life changing and I want that. I want to be able to do all the things I just mentioned and I want to take as many people with me as I can.

So take a minute to share your desires below. Writing out your dreams is a huge step in achieving them; it is taking the intangible and putting it in physical form. And I want to cheer you on and love on you as we all take a step towards achieving our dreams. Ready, set go!!