So here I was, 35 years old, still single, hanging with my dog Bertie and wondering what I am supposed to be doing with my life, if I am on the right path?
I knew I wasn’t but I didn’t want to admit it to myself…
I had been with an MLM company for around 18 months, and I loved it, the products, the team I had built but as I whole I wasn’t happy.
I had been working with a personal coach, Jessica, since February 2017 and had been on a personal development and enlightenment journey and had been questioning a lot about my life and what it is that makes me happy, and I realised a lot of the elements in my life at that moment in time weren’t making me happy and I didn’t feel fulfilled.
I am an advocate for following your dreams, finding your passions and for empowering people, but I was ignoring myself in the equation. I would coach friends and help them discover their passions and what their personal brands should encompass. What self-care were they doing and encouraging them to take time for themselves, but again I was ignoring my own self care and passions.
I have always loved make up and fashion, I am a total ‘Make up Junkie’ and the purchase of the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette sparked a fire within me again. I started to do Facebook live make up tutorials and I received so many messages from people telling me how much they loved my videos and my positive posts on well-being. I was receiving personal messages on Facebook and Instagram from people telling me they were inspired and had recreated a look they saw that I’d posted or a technique I had used in my video and something clicked….
My personal mission statement is ‘Inspire, Encourage, Empower’ and it seemed that I was finally doing this, by sharing something I genuinely had a passion for and loved to do. I realised that the reason I wasn’t fulfilled was because I wasn’t listening to my heart, I wasn’t following my passions and if I didnt follow my heart i would never be successful.
So I decided to change my path, it was one of the most difficult decisions I had to make and I was so worried about ‘letting people down’ that I worked myself into self-doubt again. But I took time, I looked at everything as a whole and realised that I have to do what is right for me, I have to listen to my own calling and passions and follow the path that is right for me.
I decided to enrol myself onto a Make up artist course and after a lot of deliberation I also decided to partner with a cosmetic company, a company that shares my values and who’s products I love. Although it took me a long time to listen to myself and realise my journey I truly feel that I am now on the right path and that things will fall into place. As well as this I am a Stella and Dot Stylist, although this is something I love I haven’t shared this either. But since we are being open and honest and sharing what we love…
I mean im still single and the rest of my life is a work in progress but the moral of the story is do what makes you happy, your passions are not random, they are your calling, dont ignore them.
I’m more confident, outgoing and capable than I was, I’m grateful for the detour and the lessons I learned but 2018 is the year of me!
You do you girl….
P.S if you feel like you need to talk out where you are in life, to weigh things up and have an impartial ear to listen to you please feel free to reach out to me. I’m an open book and the more people o can help to find their right path the more fulfilled I am.