Thank you for being patient! EducatedHippie.com is slowly getting up and running!
First, I would like to thank my mother, Rhonda Wylie, for encouraging me to have my own blog. I have been writing articles for her blog, CleaningOutTheClutter.com, since 2012. If you follow my writing on there, my blog posts always have to deal with more natural minded topics, smoothies, organic food and clothing, eco-friendly products, and natural and healthy DIY items, plus saving money in the process. She finally convinced me to put my passions in own area. Not only did she inspire EducateHippie.com, I hired her to design the blog. She owns Wylie World Web Services and has designed a countless number of pages. I absolutely love what she came up with. The coloring, title banner, and layout are perfect for me and make me smile every time I look at the site.
Second, I want to say, “Thanks,” to my hubby, Shane, even if he doesn’t read this. He has supported my decision to be a SAHM, so our family can stay together as he travels for work. In 2011 I decided to forgo the career path I was on, so I could focus on my health and having a healthy and happy family. Health and Family are more important to me than holding down a job. I knew where my priorities were, so I made the scary decision to stop what I was doing (Graduate School for Master’s in Counseling Psychology: Marriage and Family) and travel with him. This has been the best decision. We have had more experiences visiting museums, nature preserves, flea markets, restaurants, and farmer’s markets than we could have otherwise. We were also able to make the decision to have a child, which I doubt either of us would have agreed to if we were still living apart. So now, instead of working outside of our home and attending University, I keep a little creative energy and a clear mind by working from home in what little spare time I have. I do research and write, teach online Elimination Communication/ Natural Potty Training classes for GoDiaperFree, make Organic Sunblock, and learn everything I can about the benefits and uses of Essential Oils while selling Young Living. What money I bring in goes towards saving for our organic farm.
Third, thank you everyone who have been encouraging me these last few months as I constantly brought up my goal of having this blog being live. I have had so many people saying they can’t wait to see it up and running and to see what I will be writing. It’s nice to know there are so many people with similar passions as mine. Who truly care about how we treat the Earth and what we both put on and in our bodies. Understanding that knowledge is power, and having the gumption to research and make knowledgable changes helps with our positive progression.
I can’t wait to see how this blog grows and evolves. Even the daydreaming and planning process of EducatedHippie.com has inspired me.