I want to tell you a little bit more about myself. My name is Megan. I was born in Utah and lived in several different states but was mostly raised in Southern California. I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. In the middle of my education, I took a 18 month break and served a mission in Bilbao, Spain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I absolutely loved it and love the language, the land and the people.
A month before graduating from BYU and starting my first professional job as a 3rd grade teacher, I got married to Joshua Abbott in the Bountiful, Utah Temple. We had a whirlwind 6 month dating and courtship and we are a great match for each other.
We now have 5 children- a daughter who is 15 and 4 boys who are 13, 13, 11 and 3. I stay at home with my 3 yr old and teach piano lessons and share essential oils. My husband is a Jr High Math teacher, after having had other jobs as an Attorney and an Executive Director of a Research Center at ASU.
We live in Central California- in Paso Robles- and love it here. I love essential oils, swimming, reading, writing, playing the piano and playing with kids. Also, being healthy and trying to reduce any toxins that can come into our home.
Welcome to Hawaiian Sandalwood Dreamers! I’m so glad that you are here!
I’ve moved 9 times in the past 16 years as a married wife and Mother. Each time it has been crazy. Each time it gets a little better. We still do not own our own home and want to, so another move will be in the works in the next few years or so.
Here are a few tips that I have found extremely helpful:
- Start early: 6-8 weeks in advance. Start getting rid of all the stuff you don’t want to have in your new home/ stuff you haven’t used in over a year.
- Get strong, sturdy boxes. Fill them up all the way- putting pillows or towels on the top.
- Wrap your furniture in those plastic rolls you can buy- it really helps with any nicks and scratches!
- Get help the last week or so- you are going to need it!
- Leave your picture up on the wall until the last few days- it makes home still feel like a home.
How many of you have a Vision Board? Are your goals visible to you on a daily basis and you can be reminded of what you are working towards? Mine are! This is most of my vision board.
- Family: My goal is to have a healthy, happy marriage and a stable foundation for a healthy, happy family.
- Oils. This is a 100+ kit that you can win if you rank from one level to the next in a certain amount of time. Talk about motivation! I am not in the running for this yet, but when I am- watch out! I will be working hard towards this goal!
- A screaming Mazda Miata. This has been my go to/favorite/Megan car since I was 11 years old. Mine will be in blazing red (and in the old design type). I can’t wait!
- Living near the beach. This has always been a bucket list goal of mine and it’s becoming a reality on July 1st of this year! Who would have thought? We’re moving from Lehi, Utah to the Central Coast of California and the town of Paso Robles. We are super excited- especially after all the boxes are packed and unpacked!
- Not pictured there are the words: Faith, Hope & Love. I always include my Heavenly Father first in my life, in my dreams and in my goals and this is no exception! He comes First- His will, His desires for me and Serving others for Him.
I hope and pray that as I work towards these goals, I will become a better person, my family will become closer knit together and that I will have fun doing it!
Write down 5 of your top goals/items on your bucket list, print out some colored pictures, post them on a post board, look at it daily and be amazed at what will happen!