Beauty · Difficult Times · Life · Uncategorized · Weekend

Mary Kay. To Sell or Not To Sell?

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had an amazing week and weekend! There are so many things coming up this next week and I am beyond excited for it! My brother and parents are coming into town for a week, SLCC begins on Thursday and I made an AMAZING Belle Cosplay from the Live Action version of Beauty and the Beast, and the next thing that is happening is in the title of this blog post. Mary Kay.

I am writing this post in the hopes of actually getting some help on making a decision with Mary Kay. To back track here, one year ago, I signed up to become a Mary Kay Consulatant along side my long time friend. I was really excited for the new opportunity, but after a month and a half, I found myself in a position where I didn’t feel like I had the time to do it. I became discouraged and frusterated quickly and would rather go back to my normal day to day life than deal with Mary Kay.

After leaving it, I felt better to an extent, I felt like a failure. I didn’t really give this a true shot. I felt pressured into buying an inventory for Mary Kay products when I couldn’t afford one. I was being pressured to convince women to try and build a team with us, when I wasn’t about that. I want to help women and even men to feel confident about their skin, or to feel good in their skin. That was the main reason I joined Mary Kay with my friend. None the less, I felt like a failure for not giving my all.

Then two weeks ago, one of my other dearest friends who is getting married in a few months won a free makeover through David’s Bridal with Mary Kay. I was invited to attend, I did. I figured that since I knew how the show is run, I wouldn’t participate. Once we got to the party, the consulant was quite rude. She knew that I had a different consultant so therefore, she didn’t see any potential dollar signs above my head. When she would ask the questions if we knew what certain products were used for or why we should use them, the other girls didn’t know why. But I did, so I answered them. The consultant was impressed with me knowing so much and said that I should be one too. I told her that I was once, but figured that it wasn’t for me. She then asked the following question, “What did you do wrong?” I told her that I tried to through together a few facial parties, but nothing ever came of it, “Well, no wonder, you weren’t doing well because you were doing everything wrong.” She refered to my voice and my attitude. This made me mad.

I thought that she was up high in the clouds, she didn’t know me. She didn’t know what I was going through when I was in Mary Kay. I thought to myself that I should join Mary Kay again to prove her wrong. I quickly changed my mind, because I didn’t want to be around such negativity. But I began to re-evaluate who I am as a person and why I joined Mary Kay in the first place. I began to do research and now I am here. I want to ask you all, whoever reads this blog.

What do you know about Mary Kay? Am I crazy to resign up with them and give it another go? Have you had any experiences with consultants? What can I do to be better and be different than other Mary Kay consultants?

I am reaching out here, becuase if I decide to do this, I want to do it right.

I appreciate you all hanging in there and reading this spill, but I really would appreciate some feedback guys. Thank you all!!!!

~Bailey

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Difficult Times · Life

School and Work (Life Update)

Life update here!

School started a week ago and I have been working for the last two and a half weeks now. It has been quite the challenge already. I have never had to juggle work and school before so it is a little more intense than I even thought possible. Now admittedly, I am only taking one class this semester and working part time. It defiantly sounds like there is no room for me to talk. I personally know people who are working two part time jobs and are going to school full time. I envy that they can do that. With my anxiety and depression, it is a HUGE struggle for me, even after the therapy and lifestyle changes.

I am mostly doing this to start breaking into a new routine. I want to add more classes as the time goes on. All while working and saving, saving, and SAVING. See, I could only afford one class this semester and if it wasn’t for Financial Aid, I wouldn’t have been able to take even this class! With work, it is has been a little bit of a struggle. We are currently “building” a store for the last two weeks.

When I say the word “building” I mean that we are putting in all the new merchandise. It is receiving 26 to 30 pallets of products a day that are taller than the average human being. It is breaking down these pallets in a timely and organized manner. This store opens in a week from today, and our managers and other employees are losing their minds. It’s been SO MUCH FUN.

I just realized that this post is more of a rant than it is an update. How about I finish it like this… I am more than grateful that I am finally able to get my education rolling again, after so long. I am more than grateful to FINALLY have a job. I spent almost 3 months looking for one, and nowhere was even giving me call backs. I was beginning to lose hope, but the Lord helped me get to where I am now. There is so much gratitude in my heart with being given all these opportunities in the end of everything.

Have any of you ever worked full time and went to school full time? If so, I stand and applaud you. You are the MVP’s when it comes to having the energy and ambition to go for the gold!

You all are amazing and I hope you have an amazing rest of your week and I will see you all in September!

~Bailey

Difficult Times · Knitting · Life · My World Wednesdays · Uncategorized

Knitting: Past Time and Relief

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Hey Y’all! It’s Hump Day! Almost through the week!!

It’s about time that I make a new post. I have a few ideas in the back pocket, but here is one that I have been thinking about posting for the last few days.

My family has been going through a lot over the last few weeks. My dad’s health isn’t great, my hunt for a job could be better, and we had a tragic death in the family. I also have been struggling with something I have re-discovered about myself. I’ll do a post on that later, after I do some more research.

Even with the bad, there has been some good too. Josh’s niece was in town and we got to spend some time with her, and his family. I’ve starting meditating again and I have been starting to feel better about my situation now.

But one of the things that has been helping me get through this difficult time has been knitting! I picked up knitting almost 5 years ago, by watching YouTube videos. You see, my family crochets. My mom, my grandma, my great-grandma’s, and it goes on and on. Even my brother can crochet! Me? Nope. For the life of me, I cannot crochet. I decided to give knitting a try, but my family cant knit. Or at least they find it difficult. (I understand that struggle.)

So I grabbed my phone, and found how to knit videos, and I picked it up extremely fast! I can’t knit many things, but I am really good at scarfs! 😉

The reason I am posting about it, is that I find knitting to one of my escapes from my anxiety and depression. I am always finding different things to cope with my short comings, and without medication.

And the other day, Josh’s niece asked me if I had any favorite hobbies. I told her a long list of things, then I mentioned that I knew how to knit. Before I could ask her another question, she gasped in excitement asking if I would teach her how to knit too.

I love when you can pass down skills like knitting, sewing, and other like hobbies that our ancestors relied on to survive.

Do any of you knit? How did you learn? How long have you been knitting? Feel free to leave a comment!

I will talk to you all later! Have a great day!

-Bailey