Life as Mrs Wilson: A Little Update - Life as Mrs. Wilson

30 April, 2018

Life as Mrs Wilson: A Little Update

It's been quite some time since I posted a little life update, and a lot has happened in the 9 months since my last post! I love being able to look back at all of the different seasons of my life, so even if this post is just for me to see in the future, here's a bit of an update in the life as Mrs.Wilson!
WHAT'S NEW:

-I started working part time at a chiropractor's office last September and have LOVED it. I'm a CA and work 3 hours a day, 4 days a week. It feels like the perfect fit for me! I struggled being a full-time stay at home mom because of the lack of social interaction and isolation. This job fell into my lap at such a critical time and has been such a blessing, especially for my mental health!

-We moved to the farm last month! We feel so blessed to get to stay here on the farm and care for it for a year while Jake's parents are off on their church mission in Arkansas/Missouri. I'm enjoying this season of slow so far and love watching Conrad get to experience a glimpse of what his dad's childhood was like.
-Jake just started a new job a few weeks ago that allows him to do what he loves with much fewer hours! He gets to stay home with Conrad two days a week and says he loves the extra time with his mini-me. It was truly a miracle how everything worked out, and I'm so thankful he took the leap and trusted that God would provide a better way.

WHAT I'M LOVING:

-Kristen Ess everything. Target is winning for me in the realm of hair care, really. Hands down the best shampoo + conditioner, tint, leave-in, etc etc etc everrrrrr.

-Dabbling into videography and vlogging a bit! One of the best parts of having Jake around more is that it allows us to do things we've always wanted to but haven't had the time for. Home videos from my childhood have my heart and I am so excited to better document Conrad's days for him to see in the future. Fingers crossed we get the hang of this video thing soon and I get over my fear of being seen on camera. Maybe someday we'll upload a video or two!

-Meditation & affirmations. I started really getting into this about 4 months ago when I realized that I had a lot of limiting beliefs and that my idea of resting wasn't leaving me well-rested. I carve at least 5 minutes out of my day for meditation and have several lists of affirmations for different emotions and stresses. It has helped me so much to live in a state of peace and ease.

WHAT I'M READING:

-The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. If you haven't read this book yet - go buy it, go read it, and go read it again. It is absolutely life changing and I recommend it to every human being on the world ever, amen.

-Visions of Glory by John Pontius. This one is an LDS-based book, and my goodness was it enlightening. I read all 250+ pages in 3 days because I just couldn't put it down. So much truth, so much power, and a looooootttttt of things to think about. This one shifted my perspective and I loved it so much.

-One Minute Wellness by Dr. Ben Lerner. My boss lent this one to me (thanks Randy:) and while it is primarily about chiropractic care, it has so much amazing knowledge regarding optimal levels of health and natural wellness. I've learned so much about how to better take care of my mind, body, and soul because of this book and it's an interesting read for sure.

WHAT I'M LEARNING:

-It really doesn't matter how kind you are, how hard you're trying to be a good person, or who you are at all. There will always be someone who doesn't like you. That was tough (and still is, really) for me to swallow and accept. I'm trying super hard to move away from being a people-pleaser and focusing my energy on being fully myself and being okay that not everyone will like that (and also letting myself accept that there are people out there who do actually like me for exactly who I am - no people-pleasing needed).

-How crucial it is to embrace boredom and quiet. The more I let myself get bored, the more my creativity flows and I am able to problem-solve at a more rapid rate. Allowing myself more moments of quiet help me to be more in tune and at peace with life as it is.

-A clean home is a happy home, but a sane mom is better. Living out of boxes for a few weeks now has taught me that 1) I should've labeled which box I put my socks in and 2) Aiming for perfection at a time when it isn't attainable is silly, and I don't need to waste my tears on spending every extra second cleaning and organizing. We have what we need, the house is clean enough for now, and it's okay to just sit and read sometimes.
Settling into this new chapter of my life was definitely a struggle at first, but the more I ease into it, the more I am filled with so much joy for where I'm at. I feel like I'm becoming more myself than ever these days, and am finally pursuing my deepest passions and dreams without fear holding me back anymore (more on that later). I'm so thankful for this season of my life and the people in it, and I love my life as Mrs. Wilson.