And then, life happens
You may have noticed a small lack of posts from one, Ms Jennifer Walker. Alas, I know I have not been posting as much as I want to. I’d rather not get into all sort of reasons…otherwise known as excuses, tee hee. But sufficed to say that summer is wedding season and as a wedding photographer, I need to focus on my primary source of income. I have, however, been eating as much organic food as possible. I am bummed that I haven’t made it to a local market yet, though. I want to support local as much as I can!
I will also have to make a shift in my life as far as financials go, due to a recent purchase that I’m positive will create a domino
effect of future purchases. Her name is Freyja. I have never been a dog owner before but something drew me to this dog. Like there was a gravitational pull between us and all I could think of was, “This is my dog.” While waiting for my husband to come meet her, I was thinking about names and it was almost as though someone whispered into my ear, “Freyja”.
Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this name, it is pronounced ‘fray-ah’. The J is like the J in ‘jalapeno’…and not the Kraft cheese commercial version. She is a Norse goddess of love, fertility, life, death and also a Valkyrie. I’m not 100% sure why that particular name appeared in my brain, but I think it suits her perfectly. My poor husband will be surrounded with even more estrogen than before. Between me, our two female cats and now Freyja…I think I should buy him a new grilling set and a season of ‘Band of Brothers‘ or something!
All this to say that while my detox is a priority in my life, sometimes I can’t be ‘all in’ due to extraneous circumstances. I will have to be more picky about what is organic and what is not, since buying all organic and having a puppy at this time in my life is not completely viable. I’ve chosen not to beat myself up over it. Instead, I’m looking on the positive side of things.
1. A puppy means lots and lots of exercise.
2. I get to learn about incorporating enzymes into dog food and I will of course share this with anyone interested.
3. It may teach me more about balancing responsibilities with another little life, while making myself a priority. Cats are wonderful, but they are pretty self-sufficient, little creatures.
4. Less eating out at restaurants. Since she’s a female, to get her fixed will be pricey so we will have to cut even further back on how much we eat out. That will make it a lot easier to control what we put into our bodies.
While we weren’t shopping for puppies, I am sure that I was drawn to Freyja for a reason and that she will have a positive impact in our lives. We pick her up on Tuesday, so pictures will follow. 🙂
For those dog owners out there, did you find an increase in your health after owning your dog for awhile?
- Month 6: Eat Organic (yearofthedetox.com)
- How Two Key Lifestyle Changes Can Help Boost Your Health Overall (healthland.time.com)
- How to Save on Organic Vegetables (bargaineering.com)
Posted on June 16, 2012, in Experiences, Inspiration, musings, Opinion and tagged balance, detox, Dog, health, jennifer walker, Organic food, pets, Self-Help, year of the detox. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.