In case you missed my big announcement on social media this morning…
“When I was ten I teetered between wanting to be an architect and a marine biologist. But, I hated math and wasn’t a good swimmer. 🤷🏻♀️ As a teen all I wanted was to have fun. I rarely thought about the future, I was so caught up in the ‘now’ and quietly suffering through undiagnosed depression and anxiety. When I was in my early twenties, I unexpectedly got pregnant. I became a single mom with no support besides my family and close friends – at that point, dreams kind of went out of the window. I fell into a deep depression. Somehow, I muddled through it, feeling empowered that I was taking care of my Leni on my own. At some point I realized what I wanted to be. Happy. It didn’t need to be a dollar amount, it didn’t need to look a certain way, I just wanted to take care of my daughter and find a balance inside myself.
Today, I am happy. Through struggles and finding a tangible way to chase my dreams while being a stay-at-home-mom, I have somehow reached a level of contentment that truly leaves me awestruck. I didn’t know whether or not I would ever be able to find myself. But here I am.
@volitionbeauty just named me an innovator for the amazing Mattifying Mist. There are so many exciting things happening and I am thrilled to announce this collaboration with Volition. I’ll be sharing plenty more details soon…but for now, I just want to tell you how important it is to chase your dream, no matter how far it may feel. Someone is out there doing it, and it is only an effort away.”
I shared my collaboration with Volition beauty (obviously). A year ago if you told me this is where I would be in twelve months, I wouldn’t know what to say; becoming a CPT, having a ridiculously awesome following of supportive friends on Instagram, and overcoming postpartum depression — these have all enriched my life so much, I am grateful to have aligned all of the choices I made to get to where I am. Sometimes life takes you to such amazing places, and sometimes you take yourself there. Be willing to accept and pursue both.