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My Pregnancy Experience: First Trimester

I’ve had baby fever for quite some time, I come from a pretty large family, I’ve worked with kids most of my life, I’ve been around a lot of pregnant women, but you really have no idea about your own pregnancy until you’re actually pregnant. I mean it does make sense; pregnancy is so individualized. We are all different and unique right? No wonder you can’t be fully prepared for it. Even if you’ve had several kids, your body is different each time you get pregnant and the person growing inside you and their needs are different each time as well. First and foremost I was incredibly thankful and happy for this to happen the very moment it did. The timing was truly divine. I will say when I started my first draft of this blog it became me sharing my story of conception, so I plan on sharing that as well, but it needs it's own space. I know what a gift this little one is and I still give thanks every single day for this baby, this pregnancy and the wonderful birth experience we will h…


Facing the Blocks

I knew it had been some time since I wrote my last blog post, but I was shocked to see that it had been over a month. I'm not going to lie, from being someone who wrote on occasion and thought that writing a blog wouldn't be too much of a challenge for me I was mistaken for sure. Obviously it would be nice to make some money off of it, but I really wanted to create a community. I want to use it as a tool in my classroom. I want it to be one big space for those who are like minded people and families. I kind of jumped in had first into the blogging pool not knowing how to swim. But I'm kind of ok with that. It has taken me a minute, but I have let go of the control and judgment. The pressure I was putting on myself to create the best content I could think of that was the "image" that I thought we needed to create became annoying and stressful. It added to the creative block that is already inside me and our poor baby web page just sat here all alone.

As I have mentioned in past blogs I have written, I have been chipping away at this fabulous work book call the Artist's Way written by the intelligent Julia Cameron. I'm almost to the end and I have realized how blocked I really am as an artist. No wonder I haven't been making anything let alone written anything. We are all creative people, so I really think that everyone should pick this book up. Make sure you give yourself 12 weeks to commit to this book. It's intense, but worth it. I'm excited to be where I am. To step forward and let go of all the bull crap that has kept me just sitting. I no longer want to watch opportunities slip by because of fear. I'm tired of wanting my desires, but taking no action to achieve them. I know in my heart that I can have each and everyone of my heart's desires, my dreams. But I have been held back for too long by fear...mostly. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of judgment, fear of missing out.

Maybe part of this is that the summer months take a lot out of me. I have been called so many times to show up for this. To  show up and use this type of expression (among many others) ESPECIALLY this summer. I have realized that summer time is my healing time. So much comes up for me to work through and heal and a lot of time it's pretty intense and it takes a lot out of me. I am happy to say that each summer I become more balanced and listen to my needs way more that I used to. The transition seasons are really my time to put the wheels in motion. Where my motivation takes the for front. The bottom line is I need to just show up. As is. Who I am, what I think, what I want to share and that's it. If people read it great. If we make money awesome. What's most important to me is that we are out in the world as our authentic selves. Be the change, be what want to see in the world, educate through love. So cheers to not giving up and showing up. We are human. Not picture perfect entities that fit into this world wide web, but the high vibration of love that uses this tool to raise the vibration of others.

The best way to deal with blocks in our life is to face them. If it's challenging, embrace that. Working through the uncomfortable things is where the magic happens. It's where we truly grow. Honor your feelings and let them flow. Trust in your higher source and let go of all the things that you think you should be. Be gentle to yourself. Write every day to release thoughts, fears, frustrations and struggles.  Do one little thing that makes you happy. Do a meditation. Take a deep breath. Set one goal, and start action to achieve it. Dance (or sing) to your favorite song. Tell yourself, "I love you". If you start doing this bit by bit, it will add up. Before you realize there will be a huge shift in your life and your creativity will flourish. How do you break through creative blocks? Are there any books you have read that have helped you? Share in the comments below, we would love all the tools. In my opinion you can never have to many tools that help you heal and make you a better person.


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