I thought I’d share a little post today about my year and how I feel like I’ve grown so much and that I finally feel like I’ve found what I’m meant to be doing.
If you’ve followed me for a while you will know that I’ve been a stay at home mama to my 3 gorgeous little boys. My husband and I own a men’s hair salon in Manchester City centre and it just naturally happened that I started to be at home as it just made sense and was silly for me to be rushing around when we could have me at home to be there for the boys all the time.
Being a Mum is the best thing in my life and I whole heartedly belive that is what I am meant to be on this planet for…. to be a Mama!
But if I’m totally honest with myself I really lost who I was over the years of being at home. I tried to start little things here and there but I never really stuck to them. I have a very overactive brain and have to be doing something but I got to a point were I felt a bit lost, I wouldn’t say worthless as I was bringing up my boys and that was my daily purposes but I think when you only have that in your day you just start to feel like you have nothing for you as YOU. I’ve spoken openly over the years about my anxiety struggles and I think it’s all to do with not having something to call my own and make me feel like I’m bringing something to the table.
Don’t get me wrong so many people love to have their days filled with kids things and that is amazing because that’s you but for me it just wants enough and I really start to feel pretty low.
Before Christmas I decided to partner with a beauty and skincare brand, it was never for financial fame really, don’t get me wrong it would have been nice to have been able to say I’m going to buy our food shop today with what I had earned, but I really didn’t start it to make money. I wanted it for me, to get out of bed in the morning and give me something to focus on in between being with my boys and for something to make me a feel alive again.
I had a great first few months and was building everything up nicely, being consistent and feeling like I was busy. I had my days of thinking I can’t do this, do I have the time and is it worth me carrying on but I think you get those feelings with anything you start.
Then the world went into lockdown and the whole world changed. We were forced to close our doors on our busy salon that gave us a comfortable Income and suddenly we were sat with no business, not aloud to leave the house and 3 little people to look after and feed.
The first month was definitely a challenge but it actually made me realise the potential of my business I’d started and I threw everything into it!
6 months on , my side businesss has now overtaken the salon and as is now our life saver! I am just so happy and grateful that I decided to start before December as it has given us so much stability and security through these uncertain times! The best thing about it I have done it all from home, I think we have all moved into a world we’re so many people are looking for a more flexible way of working and want something they can do around family life and that you can do form home.
It’s not only helped us financially but I can’t tell you how different I feel in myself for doing it, I’m so much more confident in myself, I’m happier and I’m pushing myself out of comfort zone every day which is making me feel like I’ve finally found we’re I’m meant to be.
It’s so easy for people to shrug off network marketing as a ‘pyramid scheme’ (which we’re made illegal in the 1980’s!) and have a negative mindset but it’s just a DIFFERENT way of working that people may just not understand.m, obviously you have to look into the company your wanting to be partnered with, and I have found Nuskin which truly are just amazing, we are complete open book and trade on the New York stock exchange and have been established for over 35 years.
So why have I written this today, I’m not really sure why but I felt like I wanted to put out there that if there’s something you want to change in your life or your not happy then change it because something amazing might happen!
I just love this quote and I don’t know why it makes me giggle so much!!
I’m just so happy I did something that scared me and took that first step because it has helped our family so much and helped me grow into such a happier stronger person!
And if you fancied having a chat about what I do you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just send be a message on Instagram.
Have a lovely day guys!
Lots of Love