I sometimes have a moment that slaps me straight in the face with gratitude. This is one of them. No I’m not showing off or trying to make anyone feel guilty about absolutely anything. This is not a breastfeeding vs formula feeding or SAHM vs working mom post. Lord knows we have enough of that crap on the internet, and I have countless things I feel guilty about on a daily basis. Ain’t nobody got any room to be shaming.
I’m sharing this because I get to. I get to work right here in my yard, while nursing my baby, in the sunshine. And there was a time not long ago that I didn’t think this was even a possibility. A time when life was okay, definitely not ideal. In fact, it was hard a lot of the time. So thankful I started saying no to the negative things and said yes to something new. After all what did I have to lose?
And if I told you what I make a month for getting to do this, would you hold it against me? Many probably would, so I will refrain. But let me just say, it is all legit. However, not every day is sunshine and rainbows in this gig. Working from home has been oh so challenging with young kids. Sometimes I wonder how I will ever get anything done?? And sometimes I straight up don’t. Sometimes the boys just want and need my attention(as they rightfully deserve), and I’m pulling my hair out. This moment right here though–it is what I live for. I get to help others feel great while being here to raise the boys, or at least try to. 😉
Aside from just doing the best I can with this blessing I’ve been given, let me tell you that everything about this job is real. One of the best parts is you can choose to do it as little or as much as you want. Some people just do it to get the amazing product and that is it. Which is totally awesome and really the point of YL. For others it is a full time career, with many hours spent sharing the oil love and knowledge whenever and however they can. Many I know used to barely be scraping by and are now making 6 figure salaries a month. Yes, you read that right! A MONTH! Ahhhh! They inspire me and encourage me to be better. If you would have asked me 3 years ago that I would be sharing this with 3,000 other people and running a legit oil loving team, I would have told you that you were straight up crazy! But there’s really no wrong way to do this. We are just sharing what we love and what’s been proven over & over again to work. Not only for me, but countless others. And yes there was a time it did bother me that people I genuinely care about acted as so or insinuated as if I would ever share something that doesn’t work. Numerous times I left events or gatherings thinking, “Wow, they clearly think I’m just trying to sell them crap? Do they even know who I am?” This was oh so hard for me for a very long time, and actually hindered me from sharing even though I know that it works! I finally and I say FINALLY, realized that no, they’re just not for everyone. Not everyone is going to get on board. Some will even try to discredit this or make me think that I’m doing something wrong. But that is okay. Everything is not for everyone. I know without a doubt this is a sure God thing. I know what my purpose is. And if some don’t understand it or support it, I’m good with it now. I know what I’m doing is helpful, and the countless stories and positive changes are proof of that. So I will continue on with my mission.
I shared this for anyone that may be feeling like I did just 3 years ago. Anyone feeling unsure, scared, unhappy, etc. Unsure how you’re going to pay off your student loan debt or the daycare bill? Scared about your or someone you loves health? Maybe you’re unhappy with your current job? Tired of just getting by or feeling unfulfilled? Maybe you just want to try something new? Meet new people? I share for anybody that wants more. You can have it! Anyone can. Just say YES! 😀