Let me tell you about August 2007. My husband was all set to finish up his nuclear engineering degree. He had a new job lined up to start just 2 weeks after graduation. The new job was in a new state and it was time for us to use our wedding money for a down payment on our first house so we had that all liked up as well. Life was fantastic. It was a little stressful, but we were accomplishing grown-up things.
Did I mention I was also pregnant?
Due in August.
The same month as everything else.
No problem. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom. We just bought the home. Being pregnant meant the mom part was going to happen sooner than later. And my husband’s fancy new nuclear engineering job made it so I didn’t have to go back to work after my maternity leave.
But. We also moved to a new state; two hours drive from the closest family. No friends in the area.
After Andrew was finally born, being a stay at home mom really meant I was staying home. Being new to the mom thing, I wasn’t prepared (hint: you’re never prepared!). He wasn’t high-needs but boy, it felt like it!
Not having to work meant I was never forced to find daycare for my kids, so I didn’t. I was NEVER alone. But I sure felt lonely. Not to mention worn out, used up, etc.
Fast forward a few years and another kid
(It’s a girl! Lydia is 6 now!) – It was finally time to send that baby off to kindergarten. I was looking forward to some time each day that was ALL MINE.
But I also had to start thinking about what I wanted to do when I grew up. Back to work. Back to school. Something. I had great plans to organize and clean, but I knew deep down, I would have spent a lot of time with Netflix!
That summer was when I found LuLaRoe.
I was invited to an online party with a local consultant. When I went to pick up my first order, we talked by her front door for (it seemed like) an hour! We totally clicked. I started joining a million LuLaRoe groups on Facebook (as you do.) I started thinking maybe it was something I could do with “all my free time” while the kids were at school.
Guess what happened next?
“Welcome to my LuLaRoe Boutique!”
LuLaRoe has been absolutely amazing for me!
I am so much happier now. More confident. It’s not the clothes. (The clothes are awesome, but it’s not the clothes). Look at me running a business. Look at me making new friends. And look at me helping my kids become self-sufficient because I’m not jumping up to answer to their every whim.
This blog is where I share everything I’ve learned. Whether it’s specifically about LuLaRoe, direct sales in general, or even just parenting and life. It’s all on the racks!