This is a question I get alot. When are you going back to radio?
Because this is what I did here in Atlanta for 12 years. I had a radio show. I also did it when I lived in Nashville and I actually started working in radio in Los Angeles where I grew up. I would imagine this seems like a natural question to ask anyone though who had a certain career for a certain length of time and then they are no longer doing that certain career anymore. lol I take it as a compliment because every single time someone asks me this question, I can tell they are so sincere, being kind and just truly want to know. I appreciate that anyone even cares really. It feels nice.
The honest answer? I really don’t know. I don’t know at this very moment if I want to, but that’s why you never say never! 😉 When I left my last radio job, I was ready to G.O. go! I had also blogged for the radio station for five years also and during that time realized that I was super passionate about sharing stories via writing. That is why I started Surviving Mommy before I left. I wanted something that was mine. Something that didn’t needed edited, approved and somewhere where I had the freedom to write about whatever I wanted to write about.
Since then I’ve been doing the blog full-time, hosted events, spoke at events, I’ve had so much more time with my daughters too and I LOVE IT! A few months after I left my radio job, I also discovered essential oils. I didn’t know what they were nor did I know a thing about them. I discovered them during something that happened to me that I dubbed ChiggerGate2015. lol I’ve now used essential oils in my family’s everyday life for over a year. They have helped me with sleep issues, helped my mom with some neck and head pain, helped my daughters sleep better, helped our family with bug bites and we even make our own bug spray…I could literally go on and on. BUT…why hadn’t I been writing about them then non stop here on the blog until now? Well, because honestly, I was afraid you would all think I was trying to “sell” you something. For real. I always try to be so honest when I write and keep it 100% real. That’s why you get the good, bad and the ugly when you come here because that’s my life…that’s real life. But I realized not sharing this one thing means I am not being 100% real…more like 99%, lol and I want that to change.
While talking to my nurse practioner friend and neighbor Eliza about this sharing essential oils thing, she told me to pray about it. She was the one who saved me from ChiggerGate2015, lol, and she is the one who turned me onto essential oils. I know now that she and I were “supposed” to connect and I know why. God had a plan. He always does right? She and I got to talking and we figured out between her medical smarts (remember I said she is a nurse practitioner AND in critical care…God Bless her!) and my goofy story-telling, we should team up and share about essential oils with EVERYONE because it changed both of our lives. So we decided to take essential oils education on the road. Literally. Eliza and I are holding essential oils education classes and sharing all of our oil goodness with anyone who will listen. And before you say…oh look…Cindy is doing one of those pyramid schemes or multi-level marketing things (just like I thought), check out this really great article about WHY they really do work and why you SHOULD be buying products from people you know, love and trust. Your friends. Ever hear that saying, shop local? It’s true. We should ALL be doing it. Really. It’s a great way to support moms and each other! Read this article now because it will change your view just like it did mine. And thank you to one of my BFF’s Kristen for sending it to me! Here is a quick blurb from it..”if people like their job, do they talk about it? If you personally go to a restaurant you like, do you tell your friends about it? If you find a store whose clothing you have fallen in love with, do you share it? What about a new recipe you just tried that your family enjoyed…you probably have shared this with your co-workers and friends, no? If this is the case, then every single one of us are involved in some type of pyramid scheme. God help us all.” 😉 Make sense now?!
Recently I read a wonderful post on Unhushed Wanderlust about how everything happens at the right time. It talked about how “Life has a funny way of making the right things happen whether you want them to or not.” This post resonated with me because when I made the decision to also share essential oils here on my blog, I did really reallllly pray about it because I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision at the right time for me, for my family and for you who so kindly take this journey with me. Guess what? I am. If I had been working full time OUTSIDE of my home, I would not have been able to be at the hospital all of the time with my Momma Jane. I wouldn’t have been home either to call 911 when my husband Eric passed out and cracked his head open last month. This is exactly what I am supposed to be doing right now at this exact time in my life and it feels awesome!
I told another one of my BFF’s Taylor that after I left the radio station, I was just gonna remain #Faithful. We’d say it all of the time…it’s kinda been our little joke. I knew God had a plan for me and I would just wait and see what it was when HE was ready to show it to me. Well I feel like He did and now I am sharing it with you. I am so passionate about writing and sharing stories so that will not change annnnd I feel very passionately about essential oils too. So does this mean I am going to try and “sell you” to get on the essential oils train now? N to the O, no! It just means that now you know AND if you are curious…you know where to come to find out more. To me! 🙂 You can even come to one of our public classes if you’d like (make sure to keep an eye on Facebook for schedule) OR Eliza and I can come to your house and do one for you. Yesssss…they’re totally free. You can email me cindy@SurvivingMommy.com with questions orrrrr you can also peek around my essential oils website at www.mydoterra.com/survivingmommy So there ya go.
It’s so fun to keep growing and evolving and I appreciate your support of me and my family. Thank you! Thank you for letting me be 100% honest!
XO Surviving Mommy