Thursday, June 1, 2017

I'm (finally) Back!!!

A whole three years later, but hey I'm finally back! A lot has happened since I stopped blogging! First off, I got married to the love of my life in Punta Cana on May 16th, 2017. We had a wonderful, intimate destination wedding with 20 of our closest family and friends and it was everything I could have imagined! 




It was truly the best two weeks of our lives and I wish we could relive it over and over again! So much fun! We all agreed we will have to go on more family vacations in the future!

So now that the most exciting day of my life is over, I'm beyond ready to get back to blogging! After taking a few years off, things have changed a bit! Rereading my blog posts after so long has shown me how much I have changed! Three years ago I was longing to get out of Connecticut and live in the Caribbean, since then I've realized that staying close to my family is more important to me than an endless summer. As we think about having children in the future it's important that they grow up spending lots of time with their aunts, uncles and grandparents!

So, why did I stop blogging so abruptly? I was just starting to get the blog off the ground when I stopped. I think the real reason that I stopped blogging was because my natural lifestyle had fallen off course. I was getting a little too comfortable in my relationship and instead of going to the gym and cooking healthy meals we were eating out and bumming on the couch. I longed to get back on track and become my healthiest self. About a year ago I decided enough was enough and I got back in the gym and got my eating habits back on point. I lost over fifty pounds and was finally starting to feel like myself again.

The new year came and with it came my new years resolution: wake up earlier. I work second shift as a server in a high end steak house, so getting to bed at two or three o'clock in the morning was (and is) the normal but I was allowing myself to sleep late, sometimes I wasn't even getting out of bed until noon! After going to the gym, it was practically time to get ready for work. I felt like getting up earlier would allow myself more time to do what makes me happy. All of January I tried and tried to get up early but my motivation was lacking.

The final week of January I decided to take some classes at my local yoga studio. They offer lots of classes such as bootcamp, TRX, cycle and lots of different styles of yoga. I thought, this is it! I started looking forward to my workouts instead of dreading them and what a difference that made! In addition to finding my love for fitness, I started naturally waking up around 7:30 and found myself on a natural endorphins high, every single day! 

Since then I have signed up for a monthly membership every month and I absolutely love it! Going to the gym just wasn't cutting it, I love the group fitness environment, it makes me push myself that much further! Furthermore, the yoga has been life changing and really has helped me learn how to cope with my anxiety and fast racing thoughts.

A couple months ago, I started to notice that even though it had been over three years since I was active on OrganicallYou, I was still getting a couple new likes on Facebook a week. Then, I got a couple checks in the mail from my affiliate links on the blog. Hmmm, I thought. This may be a sign! I missed blogging so much and I thought, wow if I'm getting likes and making a couple dollars off of my website that I hadn't touched in years, imagine what kind of a business I can grow if I put my all into it! Now that I had made serious changes in my lifestyle I felt so inspired to share the natural lifestyle with others!

So I decided why the hell not! It's never to late to start over! Now that I am feeling more in tune with my body and mind than I ever have, I have so much more to share and feel like this blog will be a million times better than it used to be (not that there was anything wrong with it, I'm just excited to share stuff thats not just reviews & giveaways! Although there will be plenty of those as well!)

The first big change in my blog is that I now use and sell Young Living essential oils, hands down the BEST essential oils on the market! They have helped me in so many different ways! My favorite ways to use essential oils include diffusing them to create different amazing smells, using them in DIY beauty and bath products (that replaced basically everything I used to buy!), cooking with the Vitality line and taking them internally to promote health! Not to mention Young Living has so many awesome products such as Thieves cleaner, laundry detergent, deodorant and toothpaste, just to name a few of my favorites :) They make it easy to create a natural environment for you and your family!
If you are interested in living a natural lifestyle, using essential oils is the first step to replacing toxic, harsh chemicals that you currently use! The possibilities of different uses is endless! I'll be posting about my favorite oils included in the premium starter kit tomorrow, but feel free to reach out if your interested in starting you're natural journey! (Send me an email at jessicamdeer@gmail.com!) If you'd like to read more about the premium starter kit be sure to click "Join Young Living" on the navigation bar on the top of this page :) I'm so excited to share with you DIY recipes and ways to replace practically all the products you use in your daily life! 
I have so many ideas and I'm so excited to share them all with you! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this, there is much more to come!


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