As I sit down to write this post so many things are swirling through my head. I am not where I thought I would be when I was in my 30’s. I went to college to be a psychologist, got my BA in psychology and thought about getting my doctorate as well. I figured I would have my own practice and have a great career helping others and feeling accomplished.
Reality…I got married before I graduated, got pregnant 6 months later and became a stay at home mom. I have never used my degree (other than on my own kids) and never got to get my doctorate. So about a year ago after having my third child and being out of the workforce for 8 years…I started to panic. What would I do once Grey got into school. Who would want me when I haven’t worked in 8 years…is this going to be the rest of my life..just staying at home?
I don’t remember the exact day I decided I wanted to learn how to do my own makeup and give my makeup bag an overhaul…but little did I know it was going to change my life. I started to watch some videos on YouTube and went and bought some products. It really surprised me when it came so naturally to me and I realized I was pretty good at it. Fast forward about 6 months and I was introduced to my photographer friend Michelle. She does pinup shoots and asked me to be one of her pinups. I did my makeup for my shoot and some of the other ladies noticed and wanted me to do their makeup. I realized then how much fun it was to see their expressions when I show them their transformation. I WAS HOOKED!! I then joined Younique and started selling makeup and everything seemed to start making sense to me.
A little seed was planted by God after continuously praying for him to show me something that I could do to help women and also feel fulfilled. Who knew that would be makeup? I started researching makeup artistry and what I would have to do. I have been looking at different options for about 5 months now and I finally today….SIGNED UP FOR MAKEUP SCHOOL!!! I am so excited and so nervous to start a journey I never pictured for myself. I have met so many amazing women already through the art of makeup, that I can’t wait to see how many more I get to meet and bless.
I will obviously be keeping you all updated on my progress and what I am learning!! I am so excited and I love showing my girls that you are never to old to follow your dreams, and that it is okay if dreams change along the way!!
OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so happy to be getting back to this blog and back to all of you! It has been such a crazy few months and I feel like I am finally able to cope with it all.
My Younique business is really starting to take off as I have been spending most of my extra time on launching that and giving it all that I have! I have found a new passion and happiness while building this business and am loving every second of it!
The kids finally went back to school after a 2 week break and this momma was doing a very very happy dance this morning!! My kids are a lot like alcohol…it is great in small doses, but too much of it can make you go bat sh** crazy!! OKAY?!?!
We had a wonderful Christmas and it was so fun to see Grey really get into the whole Santa and elf on a shelf thing. She would wake up every morning and ask where Sally (our elf) was. Greg spoiled me big time this year and bought me a GORGEOUS vanity mirror for my makeup tutorials!! I am so lucky to have a husband that supports my dreams!
I feel like I have so much to catch up on with all of you and could literally write a book about what has been happening…but I will spare you all the details and just slowly get you caught up with up coming posts!!
I feel like contentment is a word that is never fully understood in our society. If I could only have that promotion…I would be so much happier, if I could just get that new phone…I would be so much happier, if I could just loose some of the weight…I would be so much happier, if I could just have what that other person has…THEN I would be happy!!
Have you ever caught yourself thinking those things? Of course…we are human and we are born with the desire for more and better. I have personally been struggling so much with my own contentment lately and finding myself jealous of other women who seem to have it all.
I recently started selling Younique and as wonderful as it has been…it has really been giving me a huge complex as well. I find myself comparing my journey to others and instead of being truly happy for them. I find myself jealous of their accomplishments. I start asking “God why can’t you bless me like that?” “Why does everything seem to come so easily to her?” “Why is she so lucky and I am not?” Then that starts to carry over to other aspects of my life and I find myself in this black hole that just keeps getting deeper.
5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, becasue God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
As I have been praying about this lately..God helped me at church this past weekend like only He can! I had no idea what the service was going to be about and low and behold it was about…CONTENTMENT!! The one thing that struck me most about this service was contentment isn’t found in things and objects. True contentment is found in my Savior. He wants us to be content in what he has blessed us with. So today I came home and decided to flip the script and thank Him for everything in my life. I thanked him for our house and food because with those 2 items I am richer than 93% of the worlds population!! I thanked Him for the health of my children as there are many parents dealing with their children fighting cancer and other issues. I thanked Him for sending me such an amazing man of God that loves us and takes care of us in every way possible. I thanked him for sending me opportunities to make money while still being home with my kids (even if I am not doing it as well as others).
I will continue to try and be thankful everyday for the things I have. Will I still struggle with jealousy…absolutely…I am only human. Will I still find myself asking for things I really don’t need…yep…again…only human! Life is about learning and growing.
So the biggest thing I got from church is contentment is not things…those are just band aids. In order to be truly content we have to be thankful with whatever God gives us and know that He has a plan. We may not understand it or like it…but it is His and it is right.