Around six months ago I quit a job that was draining me. The job involved working after my children went to bed and it was nearly every evening. By the time I had finished the computer work I didn't want to write a blog or do anything. The day I resigned, I decided I wanted and needed to take better care of myself. It was clear to me I needed to stop draining myself and give myself more nourishment. In that moment I decided to stop working every evening on my computer after having my young children all day and I also decided to throw away the stock cube I was holding and make some *real* stock.
The stock I have used for some time is good quality and organic but still, it is processed and wrapped up in some kind of metallic wrapper and I have no idea what it is. I don't want that stuff leaching into my food. I need nourishment and regular old stock cubes are not going to cut it. We ate roast chicken for lunch. I put all the bones in a big pot and threw in garlic, onions and carrots all with their skins on. Then I added water and let it all simmer away until dinner time. The house smelled divine, the soup tasted divine and I am on my way back to feeling divine.
Sometimes, it takes real effort to nourish ourselves, especially mothers, whether it be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually and sometimes it involves letting go of things. The decision to stop working crazy hours and therefore have less money together with a renewed commitment to make more effort to prepare *real* food, nourished me on all these levels. I still work however I am now doing work that I enjoy and is kinder to my body. The old work involved sitting at my computer for long hours typing and afterwards I ached and my eyes stung. My new work is more creative and it involves doing some of the things I really love. I make toys and ornaments from wood. I am surprised that I can do this as I didn't think it was me but it turns out it is. My work has recently started selling. People seem to really like the things I make and children love them. I've heard that if you do something that serves others and that you really love, the money will follow. After a lot of effort and hard work, thankfully this is beginning to ring true.