Yep, I can hardly believe it myself. A few weeks back, I signed up to be a Younique presenter. Me. Someone who doesn’t wear makeup often. An introvert that can’t stand “sales” work. These last few weeks have been a little strange as I’ve started this business entirely out of my comfort zone.
But I like it.
There were a lot of reasons why I decided to try this, but more than anything, I needed relief. I’m an empath. I’m deeply affected by the world around me — I carry weight on my heart all the time of how things are unfolding. I spread myself too thin. This is essentially who I am. And I needed something that was just mine. I needed to support something that was bigger than myself. I needed to HAVE FUN. I know it sounds trite, but life can be heavy y’all.
I needed something that was just mine.
The thing that threw me over the edge though was the Younique Foundation. It has two “branches” if you will — the Younique Foundation which provides healing retreats for women who have been victims of sexual abuse. The other branch is the Defend Innocence movement which provides education and resources for parents to help prevent childhood sexual abuse. This was huge for me. There are a whole lot of direct selling businesses, but none that are so focused on something bigger than themselves.
Also, in working with my sponsor and team — it’s been incredibly empowering (which is part of Younique’s mission statement), and just a positive force in my life. In a world that has been inundated with negativity, this has been a fun and validating (another part of the mission statement) experience for me.