My son Jackson’s senior yearbook had a feature that many of the students participated in called “what is your why”. It states: “Your why is the foundation of you, your why is your passion, it’s the force that motivates you to follow your dreams, it defines who you are and what you value”.
Why have I chosen this time to pursue this Rodan+Fields? What is my why? Two things come to mind immediately when I ask myself this.
The first is my new “empty nest” status. I’ve spent so many years of my adult life with my identity revolving around my family members that when my youngest left for college this year, I needed some time to figure out ME. For the past 20 years I’ve been mom, wife, Chief’s wife, volleyball mom, basketball mom, soccer mom, baseball mom, coach’s wife, softball mom, tennis mom… you get the picture. And don’t get me wrong, I loved every moment of it. It was a crazy, busy, fun-filled time but with the youngest two in college I need to find things for me. I joined the gym and actually have time to go, I make more time for friends, I have had the chance to go watch my God-children in their sporting ventures and now I’ve started a blog. And I am very thankful that my wonderful husband is understanding and supportive of all of this!
The second reason actually happened very recently. I was at my niece’s baby shower spending sometime with my sister-in-law and one of her very dear friends. My sister-in-law is about 10 years older than I am and I sure hope to age as gracefully as she is, so I assumed her friend was about the same age. Over the course of the luncheon I couldn’t help but admire her friend’s flawless beautiful skin! So when in the midst of a conversation she mentioned she was 70 years old, I was floored….floored! I swear that skin looks 20 years younger! I decided right then and there to start taking better care of my skin and wished I had done so years ago. I started doing some research and decided Rodan + Fields was what I wanted to try.
I signed up today and ordered my first products, imagine my surprise when I opened the first “training” video and it talked about “FINDING YOUR WHY”! (maybe it was a sign?) I’m looking forward to this new adventure, and I hope you stick around and see what happens!