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A Kick in the Butt and Quick Update

Life has been a crazy whirlwind and I really can’t complain……although it has been a tad hard on the nerves!

I left off with our house hunting adventures and where we are going and I have barely been able to keep my s#!t together to get the essentials done this past week…..it has been ridiculous.

Thank goodness for my awesome husband who has been helping me way more than he should have to or I would be so far behind in mailing packages and getting my work done!

He leaves for his new job very soon so I need to get my act together pronto!

On the bright side we found a house. Super excited about that. I will have to wait until its official official before I make any announcements as to exactly where we and The Dusty Road Boutique will be located.

In other excitement my family also has been getting ready for a wedding. When your busy you might as well be insanely busy! My brother is getting married this weekend and today we spent some time helping get ready for it!

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The light was amazing at the ceremony location…..that’s my old photographer coming out in me! The weather was also beautiful. The mosquitos were savages!

In all of this craziness and hustle and bustle I am definitely learning a lot about myself! Firstly, that it is okay to lean on others for help and support. There are times you really need them. I have never been one to seek out help but I am learning.

When I am in a rut and a little down on myself I look to youtube for some inspiration and a kick in the butt. I always seem to find just the right video and just the right time to open my eyes.

This time it was Mel Robbins speech “The Secret to Self-Motivation” and the thing that hit me was “you are never going to feel like it”. Those things you need to do to get closer to your goals. Those things you know you should be doing. If you wait until you “feel like doing them” it will never happen. You just have to do them, regardless of what you feel like at that moment.

Obviously she explains it better so watch the video. Absorb it and live it! It is life changing advice and exactly what I needed right now as I struggle to figure out how to adjust to my new reality and overcome a big emotional rut!

I knew better but I didn’t “feel like it” and I was starting to sabotage a lot of what I had been working so hard for!

Of course nothing is a quick fix but I feel like I am back on the right track.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Cheers,

Kimberley

Where Are We Moving?

I always knew Dusty Road followers were the smartest!

I dropped one tiny little clue as to where we were house shopping yesterday and BAM the cat’s out of the bag.

So where is the Dusty Road Boutique (and my family) going?

cue the drumroll……………….

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picture from 620 CKRM

So we are still in the process of house hunting BUT one thing is for sure, we will be in or within 30 minutes of the beautiful community of Moosomin and we couldn’t be more excited about it!!!

The plan is to be fully moved out there by mid summer (if everything goes smoothly) and the boutique will continue to remain an online store only as well as doing a few pop-ups/trade-shows. From there we will see where things take us…..the future is big and bright and I have a few ideas up my sleeve but first priority will to be to get settled into our new home and community!

I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!

Cheers,

Kimberley

House Shopping Day One

One thing harder then choosing what town to live in is choosing a house to live in.

We hit the road bright and early for the 5 hour drive to our soon to be new home town to begin yet another adventure……trying to find a house!

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As exciting as that may sound it is proving to be a challenge!

How much do we spend? How big do we need? Where should it be located? In town or acreage? Big yard or little yard? Project or finished? Old or new?

Ahhhh.

We looked at 5 houses today and have 4 more tomorrow and we seriously have no idea what to do!

This could take awhile.

In the meantime we enjoyed some delicious local grub……

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I hope you have an amazing long weekend full of family, friends and sunshine!!

Cheers,

Kimberley

My Own Worst Enemy

<<This is a bit of a personal rant but perhaps some of you may be able to relate>>

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I am my own worst enemy.

If I  treated others like I treat myself…..I would be so ashamed.

I know this, yet I keep doing it.

I continue the negative self talk. I continue to not make myself a priority. And I continue to not take care of myself.

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It’s a mental game I struggle with.

I try to chase that “life balance” but I am a workaholic and I love it. It is hard for me to slow down and take the time to do what I need to do for myself.

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But it needs to stop because I hate myself for it. I despise myself. And I am so mad at myself.

I need to start loving myself and giving a shit about ME!

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This is definitely one of, if not the biggest flaw I have. I am going to start working on doing better starting with making promises to myself and following through.

There is nothing worse than saying you are going to do something (for yourself) and then not doing it. We all know what that feels like when someone else does it to us…..why should we do it to ourselves. Over and over again.

I am going to eat healthy starting today (and then you don’t do it).

I am going to work out 4 days a week (and then you don’t do it).

I am going to go to bed at a decent time and get a good sleep (and then you don’t do it).

We keep letting ourselves down and that has to stop.

Of course we have to give ourselves some grace. Life can be crazy. But when it keeps happening and the self talk just keeps getting worse and worse you have to draw the line. It’s not good for you.

Sorry about the rant….I hope someone was able to relate to this and perhaps be inspired to take the step to start loving themselves more. And if you are already awesome at this I would love to know what your strategies are to make time for yourself and make yourself a top priority. Because we are all busy and we all have the same 24 hours in a day and I know it can be done!

Cheers,

Kimberley

We Snuck Away

We snuck away for a few days to ponder our life changing decision.

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Sometimes you just need to get in your vehicle and get away. To open your mind and hopefully find a little bit of clarity.

There was a lot of “trust your gut” happening.

But we have it figured out and we are all in. And excited.

I am going to have to keep you hanging just a little bit longer on the details but for sure we will be relocating so Dusty Road will have a new home come summer.

Thankfully with an online presence nothing will really change…..we don’t plan on missing a beat!

Thanks a million to those who have been supporting us during this time of change for us, it means everything to us!

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Cheers,

Kimberley