I knew from a young age that I wanted to have children and stay home to raise them. Once I got married, that idea started to disappear since we live in Fairfield County and had a mortgage as well as other expenses. While on maternity leave with my oldest, we ran into some daycare issues before I was heading back to work. At dinner to celebrate my birthday, my husband suggested it would be best if I stayed home with our son. Considering this is all I ever wanted, you would think it was the best birthday gift ever. I was not prepared to stay home; I was torn between staying at home and going back to work. It was a very difficult decision to make, but I quit a job I loved.
Since then, I’ve had two sons, who I adore immensely! My husband is a firefighter and additionaly involved in union committees associated with his job. His schedule fluctuates on a daily basis, so being home is a great constant for the boys. I have tried to go back to work part-time in traditional settings and unfortunately based on our hectic lifestyle with my husband’s job and the cost of daycare, I have not found anything that would work for me. Until this past birthday.
I went to a Stella & Dot trunk show along with a girl friend as a filler activity before going to annual birthday dinner with my husband. I had never been to a Stella & Dot party and heard amazing things about the brand. I sold another direct sales product before and thought I would never do something like that again. I walked into this party with no expectations and came out with a bag, a pair of earrings, two birthday gifts, and a phone call a few days after the trunk show to talk “business” with the stylist. I was totally enamored by how much fun I had in a two hour period and realized I could make money doing this.
After 3 weeks of extensive research on the company and a variety of scenarios that play into becoming a Stylist for Stella & Dot, I signed up. I have not only made some money on the products, treated myself to some new accessories, I found something that allows me to be the constant person in my sons’ lives while working as little or as much as I want to, have fun and be social with adults for a few hours a week.
Besides the gorgeous items, I have a wealth of support from other women in similar situations to mine who wanted to start a family, left their jobs and wanted to have an identity aside from “mom.” I also have the ability to make donations to charities in support of friends and families looking to raise awareness for causes near and dear to their heart. That is something that I have not been able to do for some time and I want my sons to know that it is important to help others in the community when we can. The support I received thus far from coaching is incredible. When I am having an “I really don’t know how this can pan out moment” there is someone I can reach out to (whether via text or social media) who will be there to support me. I don’t know most of these women personally, but they understand and want to see others like them strive for greatness! My husband even gets excited for me when I tell him about the things I’ve achieved in two months. Everything works out for a reason.
If you would like to experience a Stella & Dot trunk show first hand and earn free product credits or even jump on board with me as a stylist, feel free to reach out to me. It’s the perfect excuse for a girls night out!
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