I stopped writing here a while ago; again.
Quitting my job was the best decision I’ve ever made. I took a job managing a seasonal retail store through the end of October. It made me realize how much I missed retail. My dad told me the happiest he ever saw me was when I was working my retail job in college. I needed a job once November came so I figured why not? What did I have to lose? They were only hiring for a cashier, but I needed something. I walked in afraid I’d be shunned. I admit when I left I wasn’t the nicest. I had this elitist attitude that has since been humbled. Instead I was welcomed back with open arms. I felt so relieved and so content. They gave me my old management job back too. The amount of stress that has been lifted from me since leaving my office job is insane. Sure I’m making half of what I made in my office job, but the ole’ money can’t buy happiness cliche isn’t far from the truth. I feel so at peace and as of today I feel my depression is finally being fully alleviated.
The other day I finally reached a point of pure joy.
3 years ago I thought I was happy in my office job. I look at that as a high point in that career. I was walking out of the employee area when I heard a voice I recognized. A coworker from that job was standing in line talking to one of my cashiers. We stepped aside and caught up on life. Before she left she said, “you know you look so happy. I’ve never seen you this happy. You look great! I’m really glad you’re clearly in a good place.” I realized she’s right. I wasn’t this happy before. Now I truly am feeling happiness.
I’m progressively organizing my life and picking up the pieces to be myself again. My anxiety is at an all time low and my depression is virtually non-existent. I’m so happy. ❤
First things first let’s talk life updates! So Tuesday will be my last day at my job and the anticipation is mounting. I am still unemployed and slightly terrified. I know everything will be ok though. I had a really good interview for a state job that will pay better than my current job so I am praying that comes through. I am also returning to school for Interactive Multimedia and will start my Twitch stream back up. So that’s going to be exciting. More to come on that in the future though let’s get focused on my reason for writing today.
You might be asking ‘what is Arbonne?’ I know the first time I heard about it I wondered. Arbonne is not your average healthy living company. Everything they sell is good for you! All of their products are vegan friendly and they last. They have long lasting and fantastic cosmetics, amazing hair products and excellent skin care regimens. On top of that they sell AMAZING dietary aids. These things are fantastic and they’re free of any kinds of chemicals or unhealthy ingredients that many of their competitors have as well as being 100% vegan friendly.
So I went to an Arbonne party hosted by my fantastic friend Lauren and I got an awesome free makeover. Let’s talk about the foundation and the brush she used first. I had some acne that day, and this product left my face looking airbrushed. I was blown away and it lasted me for over 8 hours! It’s water based and fantastic. I went outside with it on, I sweated, I cooked, I cleaned up, and I even took a small nap (not recommended to sleep in your makeup). This stuff did not budge until I washed it off! It was amazing.
The products I’m talking about are the Got You Covered Mineral Powder and the Mineral Powder Brush.
I will definitely be adding these to my cosmetics collection in the future. If you want to check out more of their products visit my friend Lauren’s store for all of their amazing things. Also don’t forget to check back here regularly for updates on some of their fantastic products!