A New and Improved Mantra
Caffeine, carpool, cocktail, repeat. This had been my mantra for the last ten years. Every morning began with a stop at Starbucks for a grande, nonfat latte. Every evening involved winding down with my favorite cocktail. Intersperse the required carpools to and from theater and dance, basketball and baseball, crafting and karate, and call it a day. I’d fall into bed just to wake up and repeat it all over again.
For many years, this cycle was enough for me. When my children were young, I busied myself running errands, food shopping, working out, practicing yoga, and occasionally taking a breath. I attended every school music concert and volunteered in the classroom as often as possible. Due to being overly consumed by my family and their needs, I hardly thought about my own.
However, as my kids got older, things began to change. Not only did my caffeine get stronger and my cocktails clearer, my mindset also shifted. I had a renewed clarity that I wanted more for me. I turned to my yoga and meditation practice to get a sense of what was missing from my mantra. I often wondered why I felt unfulfilled when I had everything I needed and more. After more downward dogs that I could count, the answer dawned on me…I simply needed to shock my daily routine. I realized that fulfillment, for me, included finding a career that would combine my coffee and carpools with cause, connection, and community.
When a friend suggested that I join Beautycounter, a relatively young skincare and cosmetic company, I was reluctant at first. Admittedly I am a total beauty junkie, but why would I want to sell personal care products to family and friends? I had no experience in sales, yet somehow, I was intrigued. Like many of you, I put sunscreen on my children and Retin A on my face and didn’t think twice. As I learned more about Beautycounter and it’s intent to change the cosmetic industry, what I connected to most was its mission—to get safer products into the hands of everyone. With a cause as important as this one, along with the possibility of finding my missing spark, I jumped onboard.
On top of being a part of a greater purpose, Beautycounter allows me to be my own boss with total flexibility. I am now able to do something I love, embrace my passion for products, be empowered, and advocate for change, all while connecting with a dynamic community. Finally, for the first time since having children, I feel a sense of balance. I absolutely love having something to call my own. Coffee, carpool, and cocktails have now been enhanced by cause, connection, community, and cosmetics!