I started blogging in March of 2013 because of a challenge. I can’t believe I have been blogging daily since then.
My life has been a journey including: growing up in middle class family, parent’s divorce, drug addiction, bulimia, single mom, social worker, entrepreneur and wife. The road has not always been easy but with God’s help, I have survived with many gifts and talents I want to share with those around me.
Yes, the money I make in my business pays the bills BUT it is what the money can do which is more important to me. I am all about making a difference in the lives of others. I smile when I see others smile. I smile when I know a random act of kindness has made a difference to someone who is struggling.
I was the struggling momma. A single mom who was an addict – work AND drugs. When the bottom fell out, I had nothing. I headed to detox and rehab not knowing what the future would bring. All I knew was I had this adorable 2-year old who needed me. When I came home from rehab, we were homeless. We stayed with my aunt for 3 months till we got our home back. It was a struggle.
I had to tell my baby “no” many times. I had to find ways to do fun things which were cheap. I had to be creative for holidays and parties. We shopped at thrift stores. We used food pantries. We were blessed by amazing friends and family who helped us along the way.
When I became a social worker, kids became my heart. Kids suffer because of no fault of their own and I wanted them to know someone cared. I wanted to see their face light up. So began my journey of making a difference.
What does it have to do with my Thirty One business? It is because of my customers, hostesses and team I am able to make a difference. From Chemo Comfort bags to Easter baskets to our Fight Hunger Campaign – it is all about making a difference in the lives of others.
So won’t you join me on my journey…
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!