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.