We chose what we saw fit…and still do

I don’t know why after 22 years I still struggle with how others see me. I don’t know why I constantly apologize for the things I do and I don’t know why I feel like I always have to explain myself to others. But I do…even after 22 years.

You see, nearly a year and a half ago Dustin and I decided to do something that scared us. In hindsight, I don’t know why we were so nervous. I mean, we were college students with a 7 month old. But we sat there having extensive discussions before deciding to dive in. I don’t regret that decision but I have found myself struggling a lot since we did so.

We didn’t hop on the “bandwagon.” We chose a lifestyle that we thought would benefit our family. You’ll hear time and time again that Young Living changes lives, and we wholeheartedly believe this after a year with the company. We’ve been able to better serve our family and we’ve been able to supplement our other sources of income. We have been healthier and happier and for that I am thankful. But we’ve also been judged a lot and received a lot of questions.

I know what you’re thinking… “You have lived life without them for this long, so what’s the point?” Well, let’s all be honest for a second. I have lived life without coffee and chocolate before but that doesn’t mean it was a good life, now does it? In the same way, it’s possible for us to live without Young Living and its products. Would I be crazy to do so? Heck yes!

It was a choice. And maybe it isn’t the choice for your family, and that’s okay, I get it. But please don’t beat my family down because we made an honest decision. We chose Young Living because it made sense to us — a company with integrity that has been around for almost 25 years.

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