Today I leave for a mini-business trip, I was a little nervous last night, but today I feel much better. I know I rarely speak of my work life, but I actually have a pretty awesome job. I sell seed for a living and it makes me happy. I have customers around North America and pretty much help setup their orders and help them out with whatever I can. I especially love my smaller customers, a lot of them do so much for their communities and are so socially responsible, it is inspiring.
Since starting at my work I have become much more aware of how my food is grown and it has made me a huge advocate for the organic lifestyle and clean foods. I have returned to my vegetarian lifestyle and I'd say at least 50% of the food we consume is organic and if we see an organic option we select it. We have a ways to go, but it is something that is now on our minds.
Aside from the awesomeness of the people and companies that I work with, this job has also brought some interesting traveling opportunities. Early this year I went on a week long trip to Amsterdam/Enkhuizen, and today I am flying to San Diego for a meeting in Southern California. I feel like I make a difference, and it is a good thing to feel.
I feel truly blessed to be where I am in my life. My house may not be spotless, my hair is always a mess, and I have medical bills and student loans I wish I could make disappear, but I also have a great support system, a job that appreciates my efforts, a group of wild cheerleaders that I get to coach, and my church family that have invited me to lead their children in their spiritual growth.
Tomorrow I turn 30, and I finally feel like the responsible, hard working daughter, friend, wife, and mother that I always hoped I would be. You only get one life, take each moment that you are asked to live and truly live it to it's fullest potential. You will be a happier person with a fruitful life, and everyone wins.