Our family has been through a lot over the past few years. For one there is my son’s autism, which has undoubtedly changed our family dynamic. Then, there was my husband’s journey through throat cancer and I learned plenty more challenging, but valuable lessons. Through it all, my drive to create and ultimately to blog about it never waned. As a matter of fact, I emerged more determined than ever to realize this longstanding dream of mine.
So here I am. Blogging. I already knew from working in the medical field for 20+ years that life is precious, never to be taken for granted. Those times when I was uncertain whether or not my husband would be by my side much longer, drove that knowledge home in a raw, intimate, grab me by the throat sort of way.
It underscored a realization for me:
The best time to start living your dream is right now.
What else should you know about me? Happiness to me is truly in the little things, a beautiful sunrise or sunset, a stroll through the forest any time of year, jumping around in leaf piles with my boys, harvesting my home grown goodies from the garden, finding an amazing bargain, a project that looks even better when completed than it did in my head…
My approach to life has always been straight forward. Use basic ingredients, buy the best you can afford and don’t be afraid to try something new. If in doubt, simplify. Things have to make sense for me to get excited about. And above all:
HAVE FUN DOING WHAT YOU LOVE.
I am proud to have been granted the privilege to call two amazing countries home. Germany, the country of my birth and childhood, the United States, my home for well over 30 years. Having experienced both cultures has enriched my life in ways that are difficult to explain. My boys have been fortunate to travel and enjoy their trips to Germany from a very young age.
I am passionate about living my life to the fullest while enjoying good health. Embracing a healthy way of life is one of the best things I can do for my family.
Our daily choices should add up to achieving a real difference in living a cleaner, less toxic life. That is why sharing my journey with essential oils is an important aspect of The Witty Gritty Life. Because real beauty is the reflection of a healthy body! You can read more about my own journey on the path to a less toxic life style through essential oils here.
Thank you for joining me here today! Stay for a while and stop by often to see what’s new on the blog!