Happy Friday, everyone! One of the things I’ve really wanted to do when I started blogging again was celebrate other women. And thus:
was born. Once a month, via a guest blogger or interview, I’ll be highlighting an awesome, fantastic, strong female. I want them to share their passions and stories with you all. First up, my long-time friend Lindsay. She’s a mom, a wife, a great friend and has recently become a “mompreneur” – which has allowed her to find something that is her own and brings her happiness. Read her story below!
Take advantage of your own time, you deserve it.
We, quite often, tell ourselves we don’t have time for yet another thing in our already busy lives. I often found myself feeling like: How will I fit that into my day? I just don’t have time! A year ago I decided to add one more thing to my growing list of things to do. Why? Maybe I was going a little crazy, but little did I know how much I really needed it.
Over the past couple of years my main focus day in and day out was about the happiness of others. What can I do for my child? What can I do for my husband? How can I better help my patients? I remember asking myself, in one year I am going to be 30 and what am I doing to take care of myself? So I knew I needed to make a decision just for me. While I was so busy saying I had no time many things in my life lapsed. I let friendships take the back seat. I didn’t make time for date nights. And I let my life go by with only the day-to-day family needs in mind. With my 30th birthday rapidly approaching, I decided that I wanted to take better care of myself and I wanted to start with my skin.
A New Journey
Coincidentally my neighbor posted about getting a free magic eye cream and I thought, ‘hey my child still doesn’t sleep all night I could use that!’ So I responded and she hosted a little party for me with a few of my friends and family on Facebook. Little did I know this was the beginning of the change I needed.
I simply loved how my skin felt just by washing it once. Using a line of all natural skincare products left me wanting more. I knew I would have to buy this line and decided that’s what I would do for me. After getting home and thinking it over for a day I wondered, what if I became a part of this line? Could I do it? I used to work retail but I am not a salesperson. I can’t really convince people to buy from me. So I decided to ask my husband (awkwardly I might add) ‘Would you be ok if I did this?’
His response honestly shocked me. He told me go for it! Hearing that meant so much to me and it wasn’t until then I realized my happiness is important too. I had not paid attention to all the times before when he told me to go do something for me, take some time to get away or simply buy something I wanted. I realized I don’t need to ask permission to do something to make me happy. So I joined! Good thing I did before I knew I was pregnant… again! But honestly, since joining, I realized so my time was really missing; self love, friendships, passion.
Now it’s been a whole year and I have had so much fun sharing my personal experiences with the products of LimeLife and what they have personally done for me. Yes, I am happier with my skin, my original goal, but with LimeLife I also found a line of professional makeup that works great and my skin can actually tolerate! I am definitely not a professional makeup artist and I don’t do full glam – that’s not me. However, I am a Mom, now with 2 boys and can do a beautiful 5 minute mom face any day of the week. Busier now then could have imagined before I make time for this and I assure you, you can too!
It’s as simple as using my fave five. To start all you need is your best skin. So, take the time and invest in what’s right for you. If you are not sure what that is, don’t be afraid to ask. I personally can’t live without my Dream Clean cleanser and Skin Polish mask. Then, since babies don’t really ‘sleep like a baby…’ I need a little concealer to cover my mom bags. My waterproof concealer is a must in the hot & humid south, no sweat or tears will make this stuff budge! The next step of making me look like I am actually awake, remember moms never sleep! I use the Perfect Mascara, you know lashes are a girl’s best friend, right? Last and definitely not least the perfect lipstick shade of Knot Telling makes me feel complete. Look at that! In no time at all, I am ready for whatever the day has in store for me.
I strongly believe in the use of mantras in our daily lives and I will share with you my favorite one. You have all the time in the world to do anything and everything you want to do. So remember that the next time you feel you just don’t have time. You hold the key to your own happiness, so use it!