If you have come here for a post full of gossip and hatred, you have come to the wrong place. There will be no bashing. No shaming. No drama. Only love for a company that launched me into my new adventure. Brought me new friends who will last a lifetime. Strong, confident women who have encouraged me and built me up. LuLaRoe helped pull me out of the darkness that set in when I was stuck in a postpartum slump; it helped me find bits and pieces of myself that I thought I had lost somewhere in college.
Not only that, but it allowed me to grow a group full of women who are wonderful and fun but who also want help growing their confidence. And it taught me how to use social media as a platform for good. Through my LuLaRoe business, I was able to spread the Joy and Grace of God to every person I met. And now. I intend to make that my full-time gig – without the crutch of super cute and comfy clothing to keep people around.
Let’s start at the beginning so that you have the full story – no missing pieces.
When I began LuLaRoe, I had been praying about it with Jacob for several months. I was at a place in my life where I had been stuck. I wanted to write, but I felt like I didn’t have anything to say and no one was going to listen to me anyway – so why should I even try? I found myself completely uninteresting. My confidence was non-existent. I had an almost 7-month old that was consuming my life and made me feel like a mess. I loved being a mom, but I needed more.
I was following God – hard and strong – but I wasn’t living out what He was telling me to do. Which was sharing His truth and grace with everyone – not just my tiny circle of friends. I had no idea how to do this but then LuLaRoe came into my life. And I have loved it. I will never forget opening my first boxes of inventory with the same excitement that a child has on Christmas morning. The possibilities were endless. I called my mom after my first party and was crying with joy at how amazing it felt to be doing something for ME again. Something that made me feel the same amazing surge of energy I felt working retail in highscool. Making outfits for people and seeing them feeling confident in themselves gave me JOY!
I knew that God had given me this opportunity with LulaRoe not only to help provide for my family but to teach me all these things that I was struggling with. Not only that, but it gave me an audience – a safe place to learn how to speak to others, with boldness and confidence – and without fear. Because of LuLaRoe, I was able to learn all the ins and outs of the monster that is Social Media and how to market yourself on it. It has been such an exceptional learning tool for me.
But more than that, it gave me an opportunity to share HIS wonderful grace and love with everyone I met. I started doing Monday Morning prayer and coffee chats. Slowly, my group of beautiful women began coming to me for prayer requests and guidance. Things that I can only help them because of God. Over time, I realized that LuLaRoe was not Gods final plan for me. It was always meant to be a temporary, yet monumental stepping stone towards what He really has planned for me. It soon became very obvious to me ( through lots of prayer and meditation) that God was leading me towards full-time ministry. He had laid all the groundwork to prepare me, I had only to take that next big step – committing myself to it.
So, my sweet friends, that is what I have done. I have committed myself to the ministry God prepared for me. I have committed myself to put God first. To put myself and family second. And to let all other things fall in line where they belong. I am so excited to see where this journey takes us. and to have you join me in the process.
I’ll tell you more about the ministry in the next few posts but in the meantime, know that I’ll be posting LuLaRoe things for the next few months because I still have lots of inventory left and a few bills to pay. And be sure to subscribe to the blog for updates and new posts. <3
Until next time,