Laying It To Rest

Laying It To Rest

The past few weeks we have been working on cleaning up and cleaning out the house from the candle business. So I figured I would give y’all a little bit of a view on what has been going on since ending this job. Let’s get started! 


Starting back in November I made the choice to no longer run the candle business. It has gotten to the point of wanting to do the business but my health has not been warranting this process. Ive been praying about this decision and I just had this overwhelming sense of peace on the entire topic and this was my sign from God to put the business to rest. So we did just that. But since this decision has been made and made public, a lot has gone on. 


I have had a lot of people ask when we will open back up. A lot of people seem to think that I will just be healed one day completely and can get back to the business. But sadly this is just not the case. I have lived with Cyclical Vomiting for 26 years now and at this point “trauma” is a massive trigger to progress the onset of episodes. As we all know, trauma isn’t a planned things, we do not get to say “oh I will pass on that for today.” So with that alone, I don’t have any plans to open back up because these episodes can progress for the negative so easily. But I won’t lie, I can see myself doing something else for work as an entrepreneur. If that’s the case, I totally will not be making it the level the candle business was. I would do something as a passion but as a hobby. But honestly that wouldn’t be for like 10 years. I just don’t have it in me to be in charge of a business and run the entire thing on my own. 


Medically, I have been finding out answers to some of my issues but we still have a long road ahead of us. So far we have talked to the GI doc and scheduled a day for gallbladder surgery. In the month of December I will be going to an Endocrinologist as well. I’ve also been working on my dental health. One thing that is not always talked about is the dental side of Cyclical Vomiting. Your teeth take a toll when you vomit so much. Thankfully I have found a team that is working with me to make sure we have the best care possible with this medical diagnosis. In standard life, I have had a few days of feeling sick but (knock on wood) I have not had a day completely take me down in a little. I would personally call this a victory. 


Personally, this time has given me the chance to do whatever I wanted to do. Yet the best thing is that I have been able to really work on my kids homeschooling. Jeremy has been such a gem with taking over so much while I have been burnt out but now I am thankful to say that I am taking back the homeschooling journey. In addition to that I have been planning on really focusing on our homestead. We really want to continue to get back to making a majority of our food and while we weren’t too bad off, we do want to really pull back and make more on our own. So I am thinking of starting to make big batches of different mixes and just have them on hand for when they are needed! This will also help with some snacks for our kids and hopefully they will enjoy it too! 


The candle business has always had such a place in my heart but I am ready to pack it up and move on. So this week I will be doing just that. I am planning to pack up the candle supplies and get our house back. I am so ready to have a little more space back and ready to change the space! So many new house projects to come! We may just need to write a blog about that! 

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