The leap of faith I was referring to in my last post is about becoming my own boss. I took the plunge after months of debating to become a LuLaRoe consultant. I researched and researched. I kept purchasing items from several consultants (as research, wink, wink!) to the point where items were being delivered everyday. Friends would come up to me asking if I was selling and I would kindly say no. I kept thinking to myself, why the heck not? So I researched some more. I watched success story after success story. One night after work in one of my crying fits to my Mom she said, “you need to be in business for yourself.” I had not shared my idea of becoming a LLR consultant so I talked about it with my sister first and then my Mom. She spoke to my Dad and they agreed to help me out to set my freedom. I signed up on LLR the next evening and spent the next seven weeks in the “Queue”. I have to be honest that I did not take this seriously. I was scared and second guessed myself everyday. I think this comes from being knocked down so much in my current job. I know I can do this and I will do this. I got my call on Tuesday, December 20th and it caught me off guard. I told the lady I wasn’t ready so she called me the next day but we were driving through the middle of nowhere on our way to the Polar Express. She left a message saying she would call me back on the 27th and I sat by my phone all darn day. Nothing. I sat by phone the following day. Nothing. I got home from work that night and watched YouTube videos until 4 AM. I kept thinking this isn’t for me. Then my inner stronger self broke through and said you will do it. The next morning we took the kids to see Rogue One. I had my phone face-up during the entire film and nothing. We were on the 78 freeway at Sycamore and I got the call. I was shaking and said I am ready. I placed my initial order and then went home and placed another order. This new job, my new future is going to bring me out of my comfort zone. Over the next few days I created my Facebook boutique and ordered all my business supplies. We are converting our “Atkinson Farm” playroom into my office / the kids new grown-up playroom. I am ready. Now, all I need is the clothes! I am happy my Mom kept pushing me and I am thankful for my parents assistance and belief in me. I am also super, duper thankful for Jim believing in me. He keeps the positivity going! Deep down he cannot wait to become a #LuLaBro. Stay tuned for more amazing LLR amazingness!