I hoped. I believed it might be.
I was young (23) and naive. It was all to my advantage.
Brian was working late at the car lot (as usual).
I sat alone at the kitchen table and shot up a hail Mary to God. "If you're there, and you think this is what I should do, could you somehow let me know?"
And suddenly there was peace. It surrounded me. It filled me up.
I wouldn't feel peace like that again for a few years, but it was a moment that God used to prepare me for what He had in store for me.
I did it.
$99 later (plus tax and shipping) I had officially started a business.
I had no experience in direct sales. I had no clue where to start.
But being resourceful, I made my way through every document I could find and every inch of training.
I had no idea at all how much money you could make with a successful direct sales business. I was clueless.
If you had told me then where I would be in four years in all areas of my life: physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, relationally; I never would have believed it. Not a chance.
But God had bigger plans for my family and for my life then I ever could have dreamed up for myself.
My original plans seem so small in comparison to where He has me now.
The next four years would change me. I would grow and be tested in ways I could only imagine. I would be thrown into a leadership position (partly on accident) and love every single minute of it.
Tonight I am grateful. In awe really, of the way God works. He used this little company to change me and my family and draw me closer to Him.
It all started with this room spray. It was the first experience I ever had with Scentsy, and I fell instantly in love.
Do I believe that anyone can do what we've done? Yes. Absolutely.
With time, commitment, and a stubborn determination, anything is possible.
Here's a video from a couple years ago at the Scentsy Dallas World Tour. Even then I had no idea how much better it would get. God would take me to the bottom and all the way back up again in the process.
.....day 82 of a year of writing.....