This week I took some time off from blogging to make some changes. Being a stay at home mom is awesome and I love being a wife, mother, coach, all around do it til you drop person. It is me, 100%. Those who follow my Facebook page know we are in the process of buying land for when we move "back home" after my husband is done with the job he has here. I don't want to give up being a supportive wife, a mother that is here and available. Right now I am so blessed to have the opportunity to do this, and I don't want to waste that I have been given this. I also have an obligation to be supportive to my husband in all ways including financially if that is needed from me.
My "baby" goes to school next year and we discussed that would be a great time for me to go back out and get a part time job. So I started thinking, with all the things I make and give to friends that they love, why not try to take a leap of faith and see if I can't take that whole thing one step further... This week has been my week to walk out and see if I can do what I love, still stay home with my kiddos and bring my "virtuous woman" qualities further with making and selling my products online.
This has been a slow progression, I started with this blog to see if I could truly put myself out there and talk about the things I do. The next thing was my Facebook page which brought that to a more daily level than the blog. Facebook has been an interesting part of this whole journey, I have met some very supportive and creative people through that. I have to say that part, so far has been very rewarding and fun to be a part of. I can't say enough about those who have encouraged, taught, contributed and just been there with a "like"...
This week I put in paperwork to become an actual "company" and so I can sell legally and go to our local farmers markets as a vendor. The LLC stuff was scary, but I have it in now so that is being processed. Next comes getting product ready to go on etsy... Oh my gosh my stomach gets in knots just thinking about if people will want it? Will they buy it? Do I have what it takes?
But nothing ventured nothing gained right??
Yet another big step in this process was making the leap to DōTERRA consultant. I mean, I already use oils, it was the fact of selling them that worried me. So I did research and the fact that I have a website that is my store, not me, and that I can go at my own pace and not have quotas and "parties" to do really helped to decide that was for me. The main reason right now for me doing this is to upgrade my current oils. This will take some time so I am starting with some of of my smaller recipes and using my regular oils for cleaners and larger batch stuff like soap. I am excited to start switching over and want to help others to see how to incorporate better oils and yet not break the bank by doing it all at once.
Life is challenging enough without your fun homesteading ways being a financial burden and stressful right?
So change is good, scary to think I have all this going and don't know what will come of it all, but at the same time, like this whole blogging and putting myself out there stuff, it's an adventure!!! I love a good adventure, a challenge, anything to push myself to go further and outside my comfort zone. It makes life interesting and on top of that, shows my kids that not everything is easy, sometimes you have to push. It's ok to fail, it's not ok to not try because of fear of failure.
So with all that said, on with this great adventure!! :)