So this morning started off different than I had anticipated, and I feel compelled to just write a quick “thank you” to acknowledge someone I am grateful to have connected to through blogging……(Good Witches Homestead)! Not only did Diana reblog a post of mine, that I wrote yesterday, but she gave me my first online sales on Etsy: AnnesBackyardHerbal (my online herbal wellness store)!! This is what I desperately needed to make me feel like this is worthwhile.
Being a stay at home mom gives us limited income, and we are just very simple people trying to treat ourselves and our environment conscientiously! This passion of mine takes time, money, money, and more money unfortunately. I go to lengths to bring a very quality product on a limited income. The point is; I doubt myself constantly. I love it, but it does give me stress. Luckily, my tinctures are getting me through it (helping with reducing my stress & anxiety as well as boosting my immune system), and a constant reminder that herbs ARE WORTH IT! They have honestly changed my life and how I view the world. The deeper connection with nature is what means more than anything to me!
Growing up there is no way it ever seemed I would find a, “passion,” or “dream.” I tried everything I could, but it never lasted. This is the first thing I can see myself doing for the rest of my life. That feels AMAZING. Truthfully, its frightening and overwhelming at the same time, but hopefully this is the start to a bright future!=)
Thank you Diana for giving me the inspiration & motivation to keep going! I will never forget it!=)
~Anne (Your Backyard Herbalist)