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Surviving Life’s Volcanoes

This has been a year full of transformation in our family. Through these changes, I’ve come to appreciate some of these changes and others have been very trying.  I have also had the chance to learn a lot about myself and while not all the things we’ve gone through this year have been easy I feel I am leaving this year stronger than I entered it.

Professional Juggler

I think my actual career title is that of juggler. There are so many things in my work life right now that have been a challenge this year, well actually the last couple years have been an ongoing drama-fest to be honest.  This area of my life has been a real learning experience and a headache to keep it all together.


Our Cottage Business

I am still working a full time job in addition to running this small business we lovingly call Dragonspit Apothecary & Crafts.  I have focused a lot on our small business this year with a strong drive to eventually have it replace the need to work for a corporation. That may seem nothing more than a pipe dream most days but when I look back over the past 11 months, wow have things grown.


Running a business, even a cottage business like ours, can be stressful, time consuming and mind boggling even with the best focus on why being constantly right in front of you. The changes I’ve been able to make in my career have allowed me more time to focus on this business and do things like start this blog. That is very satisfying and fulfilling to me but it’s also extremely busy at times too.