As you may know, I travel a lot. Like, once a month or so. Travel is something I always wanted to do, but when the kids were little and my husband was someone else’s employee, I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t mind. I just tucked the wish way back in my mind and let it sit there.
Then a few years ago God started opening up opportunities for me to take small trips here and there. I’d be asked to speak at a conference or have a training meeting to go to. By that time my hubs was self-employeed in an office on our property so that made it easier. I got to meet new people (some of whom are my dearest friends now), learn a lot, explore places I never thought I’d go. It’s been incredible!
I am so blessed that God gave me that little wish I had tucked away.
This past weekend I went to Alabama to learn and connect and boy did I ever! I mean my brain is so full that if I wasn’t feeling so purdy it might just explode. I went to Young Living Beauty School. I’d been wanting to go for a few years and it just never worked out until now.
Honestly, the Young Living facial care line has always been low on my list of things to use. I love the oils and use them daily, sometimes hourly. I adore the supplements and the NingXia Red and I couldn’t even put into words how those have all changed my life. But the beauty products….I just didn’t know much about them.
But now I do. I can’t wait to order the ones that I especially liked and use them for a few weeks and tell y’all all about them. But I want to try them for a while so I can be sure that they’re as amazing as I think they are. It’ll take me some time since, you know, Christmas coming and all.
We got a case with all of the beauty products in it and we spent time learning how to use them all.
And if that wasn’t enough, I decided to drive myself to Alabama. From Texas. As in 17 hours all by myself. That may not sound like heaven to you, but to me it was an absolute masterpiece of silence mixed with the occasional burst of praise songs at full volume. I could sing as loud as I wanted and no one complained.
My kids at home are enjoying some space too. Mom being gone means less pressure to get those beds made before breakfast and getting to watch a movie every night. I also bought a cartload of snacks before I left so they’re probably on some kind of sugar high every afternoon. Good times.
We went over all of their school assignments and I have been calling them every day to check on them. I think they’re enjoying telling me what they’ve been doing over the phone. I know I am enjoying hearing their sweet voices. They sound so smart and grown up though. Mommy doesn’t like that.
At Beauty School I got to hang out with some pretty incredible people and hear their stories and learn from them. My roomies (there were 4 of us renting an AirBnB) arrived on Friday with all kinds of oils and soaps and diffusers and within an hour we had this old, musty house smelling like a spa. We showed each other our favorite bath products and I pummeled one of them with early morning questions about her supplement regimen.
These gals don’t use any chemical cleaners, so they travel fully equipped. I mean they brought their own sheets ‘cuz they didn’t want the washing machine detergent on their skin. These gals are crazier than I am! All I did was spray down the sheets that were already there with a blend of Thieves cleaner and lavender that I brought with me in a little bottle. I practically felt normal next to them.
I like feeling normal. It happens so rarely.
While you’re reading this I am on my long drive back home. I am gonna make a few pit stops to visit some other friends, so I will be more like a tortoise than a hare. But I’ll get there and hug my precious babies and they’ll be sad because the movie marathon will have to end and they will have to make their bed again.
Such is life.
Have a great week!