a little bit about me...
My story and why I am where I am today...
Hey there! I'm Kelly! I’m a fun-loving, passionate, joyful, care free kinda gal. I love to laugh and be silly. I'm always in the middle of one or two books. I like to hang out with friends in our sweatpants while drinking wine and watching Netflix. I'm a sucker for a good London Fog. I'm married to my best friend and am so so so happy. But it wasn't always this way.
I’m going to take it back a bit to when I was in grade 5 living the dream as a crazy daredevil child. I had scrapes on my knees, bruises on my elbows, my hair was a mess. I really didn't have a care in the world. Until my best friend Bradley moved away...I was so sad and lost. He was really my only friend at that time, so him leaving took a hard toll on me. I didn’t know how to cope. I would wake up in the morning, so terrified to go to school. I would pretend I was sick to see if my parents would let me stay home. I’d even lie awake at night, unable to sleep, because I absolutely did not want to face school alone.
Gradually I got courage to just do it...just go to school, sit in class, and come home. I would spend my evenings doing homework for hours. The reason I was doing it for hours was because I wanted everything to be PERFECT. I’d stay up at night going over my homework and assignments...constantly studying. Not your average grade 5 kid.
Fast forward to a few years ago...as a new xray tech grad I was working in the hospital. I was so excited to finally do what I had trained so many years to do. And....I hated it. The shift work, the crazy schedules all over the place, working on holidays. Not what I thought I was signing up for. I wasn’t sleeping and I was getting sick ALL THE TIME! Literally every month I was at my doctor's office with strep throat, a sinus infection, a cough, you name it I probably had it. My doctor would write me a new script and I would be on my way. I maybe felt a bit better a few days after taking the drugs but then something else would go wrong. SIDE EFFECTS!
One day I walked into my doctor’s office, and the pharmacist (who is also in the same office), said “Hey Kelly!” I was kind of taken aback. “OMG she knows my name” was my immediate thought. I laughed it off and continued on. While sitting waiting in a room for my doc I got to thinking more and more about it. There was this feeling in the pit of my stomach. You know that feeling you get when something isn’t quite right? Then it came to me...she shouldn’t know my name...my pharmacist shouldn’t know my face well enough to know my name. And then I thought “I shouldn’t be spending so much of my life sick and in this doctor’s office.” I am young and I should be healthy. Clearly what my doctor was trying wasn’t working in the long run. I was getting sicker and sicker. I knew there had to be a better way.
I just knew that there had to be a better way!
Shortly after my epiphany, a friend introduced me to essential oils...originally I wasn’t too sure about them...I thought they were crazy hippy tools. But what did I have to lose at this point really. The more and more I researched about each oil, about what they could for me, the more and more hope I felt. What I came to realize is that my sickness was a large part caused by severe anxiety. I never really knew what anxiety was...but looking back to that grade 5 kid...100% that’s what I was dealing with. And it progressed into my adult years. I had been able to keep it bottled up and managed it alone for sooooo many years, but eventually by body just gave in. It showed up in the form of physical illness. Mind=Blown
A few months later I said to myself “I need to share this with other women out there...I need to work this business. I need to tell the world how amazing these babies are!” So I can share how it’s changed my life and how it can change theirs.The oils have not only helped me physically but emotionally as well. I have tools to go to when I'm feeling worried and need to be grounded, when I'm stressed and need to be calm, when I'm freaking the hell out and need to be present and grateful for the beautiful moments. And that alone is soooo empowering. To have something to go to that you know is going to work. I have up-ed my self care game like crazy! I take long baths, I read, I drink wine, I just learned to listen to my body and what it was needing. I got out of the hustle mindset and into the letting go mentality.
It is so empowering to be able to control my own health and well-being by making small changes with BIG impacts.
I see myself being a mom some day and the thought of that is a little scary! But I know that I have these tools to help me take care of my future children as well as myself. So I can be there and actually BE there. So I know how to comfort them and feel confident in knowing what I am using is safe! Because there are so many unknowns in the world and so many things we can't control, so why not focus on what we can?!
That's why I share these oils with everyone I can. I want to be that beacon, that flashlight, helping to guide you. If only I could jump through the screen and let you smell how incredibly pure and beautiful these oils are! I want you to be able to experience the powerful shift that I experienced with my first whiff of lavender.
So to end my little story...honestly I don’t think I could say that I would be here right now sharing my heart to all of you if I didn’t have oils. I emotionally would not be able to do it. I have grown sooo much as a person. I am happier, healthier, and more radiant that I’ve ever been! I have so much more confidence and I’m no longer afraid!