Well hello there!
That was the opening line from my very first blog entry around a year ago.
Boy so much has happened since then, hasn't it?
Can you believe we are already creeping up on the Fall and Winter months? Fall is right around the corner (when does it turn Fall by the way?), and before we know it fresh snow will be everywhere - at least here in Utah. And from what I've heard it's going to be a brutal winter. Maybe I should make some thermals. Just kidding. I don't even go out anymore in the winter. I hate being cold. Thank goodness for beanies!
There's really no real reason I'm writing right now. More than anything I just wanted to slow down for a moment and say "Hi". Last week was a week full of doctor visits. From my mammogram (have you got yours btw), to the dentist to fill a cavity and put in my crown (I have a Queen mouth now), to Zane having to go to both the orthodontist as well as the doctor for an ingrown toenail, and finally my having to go back to the doctor for a follow-up visit regarding some symptoms I've been having.
I told you it was a week of doctor visits. Thank goodness for insurance, HSA, and co-pay. We used all of the above.
The one thing I wanted to touch base on though is my doctor visit at the very end of the week. Luckily Greg went with me. We decided to have an all day and night date. That meant we did everything together - including errands and the doctor. It was so good to have him there. I don't know how many of you read my post on Instagram (@momma_gal) about my visit, but these last few years I've been more scatterbrained than ever. I have always been super organized and goal-oriented. That's just me. Even when I was younger - I was forever making lists and loved the satisfaction of crossing everything off. Still do. But the last while I've really struggled with getting things done or seeing them through fruition. I always try, and I always have high hopes, and I usually do just enough that people don't notice that it's something I struggle with. But I knew. I could feel it. Thoughts disengaged. Wandering. Not feeling near as "smart" as I once did. I wrote it off to getting older and having too much on my plate.
And while that might be partly true, it's not entirely true.
What helped was knowing that it's a real thing. Not just some made up thing in my head, and that gives me huge comfort.
I won't go in to too much detail here, but I will say that I am taking steps to feel better, and I can already tell a huge difference. Like huge. First of all, I can focus. I am tuned in. I am consciously writing every word, and I can feel it. I feel like I have the ability to prioritize again. I can see what needs to be done, and I'm actually doing it.
And that feels awesome.
On a much broader level, it gives me peace with She Gear, She Lifts Gear, or whatever we end up calling this passionate company we all love. Even last week I felt frustrated. Hurt. Confused. Like there was this huge deadline to figure it out. Now, not so much. You know what I do know? I know that I love working with women. I know that I love what I am doing. I love creating new product that screams women lifting women up, self confidence, and women empowerment. I love all of that. And that's what keeps me going. There's no rush. We'll figure it out. We'll arrive eventually, and yeah we had a bit of a hiccup along the way, but that's okay too. Karma is real. Just saying. No, it's okay. Apparently it was meant to be part of my/our journey for some reason.
I'll continue to release new stuff that I love - hoping you love it too. And sometimes I am sure it will be exactly what you've wanted, and sometimes it might not. That's fine. I'm gauging everything right now. What do my fellow she lifters respond to? What do they resonate with? We'll adjust and fine tune as we go. That's the beauty of it.
I'm pretty happy with the stuff that's in now. I love the flag and baseball hats that have been on the site for the last couple of weeks, and I love the beanies I just added last week. All of them so cute.
And guess what? I just added more. 3 more tanks and a new visor I added just last night. If you haven't yet, be sure to go check them out.
I discounted some of the stuff too just for the heck of it. We all deserve a break.
Thanks friends! We're in this journey together. Know that whatever YOU'RE going through it will be okay. It will all be okay.
Oh!! One other thing. Be sure to check out https://gravy.live/show/themotivationalmommashow and both JOIN and FOLLOW my new show. Tomorrow is the premiere. All of the shows are FREE! There are things you can buy in to, but the show itself is free, and wait til you see the platform! It's unlike anything I've seen which is why I decided to do it. It's going to be such a fun way to communicate and visit with all my lady friends in cyber land - meaning YOU! Seriously check it out. I'll even be able to bring you on stage with me! You'll see. I know I have a sponsor for this first one as well, so at least show up to see if you win! I'm nervous as hell but also can't wait. I think it will be fun. And after a few episodes I'm hoping it will be like riding a bike...easy. Come watch me make a fool of myself!