Hey beautiful people!! I hope the year has started well for you all. I was a tad optimistic as the new year drew near but with every day so far, I’m quietly getting more and more confident that this year is going to be a good one.
When I was diagnosed with my fibromyalgia, I honestly thought “why do I bother trying?”. I’d not long began my training for a nail technician, using a home study course due to my circumstances. I’d already been hit with the brow beating of “you can’t do that” or “home study can’t be used for being a nail tech” and so on. Never mind the fact that they knew nothing of my background or what turmoil we were going through, yet still on top of it all, I was trying to build a new career. I managed to get my gel polish course finished, with difficulty due to not being able to get hand models. I’m still trying to get the rest finished, but have also done an eyelash extension course in the mean time. So slowly but surely, I’m getting the qualifications piled up ready for my final jigsaw piece, which is huge if I manage it.
Last year, before the summer, I was approached by a lovely lady about becoming a Younique presenter. At the time I was in quite a bad place and couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Instead, we became friends on my social media accounts and kept it on the back burner. I lost count of the times she asked me to join but I already had so much going on.
But something was missing. I knew I’d finally found my calling in the beauty industry, something I had been searching for all my adult life; I just needed to find that piece of my jigsaw that I couldn’t put my finger on.
A few months back I had to take my eldest daughter to the Dr’s, her mood was low and she has a number of things, health wise, that weren’t helping. We left the appointment with some answers and a way forward. Then I saw him a few days later for our usual catch up/sorting out my meds/noting of new issues and as always, at the end of my appointment he asked how things were going at home and how everyone was. I spoke to him again about my eldest and made him aware of how things really were. He then changed the way he was speaking to me, from caring GP to caring listener and suggested that her name was put forward for prayer. Now this wasn’t something new to me, a number of friends have done the same in the past and he said someone was obviously trying to tell me something. So I left the appointment with my mind racing with thoughts, when my daughter returned from school later that day, I told her what had been said and she thought it was a good idea. The poor kid had been through all sorts by now and nothing was helping as such. When I saw my GP at my next appointment, I told him to go ahead and put her name forward. A few weeks later my daughter had a break through.
Christmas and new year, came and went. Then my first op for my wrists came through as soon as normality had resumed, things looked like they were on the up! I’d changed the way I was looking on life and a very good friend was helping me with my positive thoughts, finally life was beginning to move in the right direction. Whilst in recovery from surgery, I couldn’t do nails or eyelashes, so took to reading most of the time. One day I checked my emails and found that I’d had another message on LinkedIn, something that was becoming a regular thing. So I opened it, only to find that someone was trying to recruit me to their team for sales. I told her I’d take a look at the video she’d sent the link for and that I wasn’t promising anything. I used the link and found myself watching another video for Younique!! Instantly, my thoughts returned to the Dr’s words about someone trying to tell me something. Was my missing piece of the puzzle Younique and makeup?? I pondered on the thought for a couple of days but still came upon the same words from the Dr. So I emailed the lady back and told her I’d already been contacted by another member and if anything, I’d be joining her team. I gave myself another day to think and then messaged the lovely lady who’d kindly waited round for me to make up my mind.
Next step was to get myself registered and purchase my kit. All done in no time at all and got myself started while I waited for my kit to be delivered. Up to now, I’ve only been part of the team for a matter of weeks but already, I’ve learnt so much and feel I’ve found my missing piece. I’m currently learning to build my business and having fun at the same time; I’m learning to do makeup properly and how to share my tips and advice. I’m really looking forward to gaining momentum and building my own team, helping other ladies out there if they need a helping hand.
If you’re interested to see what I’m doing or want to know about any of the products come and find me on Facebook or Instagram, I can answer all your questions and maybe get you joining in as one of my hostesses. Want to just see what I’m talking about?? Then haed over to my Younique website and see for yourselves.
Thanks for taking the time to read, as I do realise that I have waffled a fair bit today 😉