Lets talk about why I do what I do…
I’ve started really focusing on transforming my social media into something more meaningful and helpful.
It began with sharing my mental health journey, which was a big step for me but an important one. Then I started my blog, where I began sharing more about my mental health journey along with some other personal stories.
It’s important to note that I genuinely don’t do any of this to be more of an influential figure. I do it because I believe there are people who can relate and benefit from it. So I guess in some ways, I do want to be influential, but I do not want to be an influencer…does that make sense?
My newest addition to my instagram is my Arbonne business. I’ve been wanting to talk about this in a post for a while, but have been hesitant because I don’t want people to think I am writing about this on here to gain clients and thus gain money. Obviously marketing is a huge part of it, but right now I want to talk honestly about WHY I really do Arbonne, and I ask that you continue to read with an open mind. Because this is not just about selling products, its beyond that!
So something I often struggle with is having multiple things I’m super passionate about and want to pursue. It sounds kinda silly if you don’t have the same feeling but hear me out. I am in school majoring in Child and Youth Work, so obviously I’m passionate about it and want to pursue it as my career. But I’m all for multiple streams of income and pursuing multiple passions (without spreading yourself too thin of course). I am also passionate about art in many forms, and about the beauty industry, and very much so about the wellness industry. I’m here for ALL THINGS clean/natural beauty and nutrition. Now before you get the wrong idea, IM NO HEALTH QUEEN. I eat junk and I don’t go to the gym ok. Diets and weightlifting are not my style, but if you start talking plant based and yoga…well I’m all ears! So Arbonne has been a really exciting way to explore this passion of mine.
When I first started this business it was truthfully because I needed money! And obviously the money is great, but recently I’ve realized that this is something I would continue even if I didn’t make money from it. I get to guide people through their journey of bettering themselves through wellness and health! Whether that be by helping to find the perfect skincare set in order for someone to FINALLY feel confident in their bare skin, or through a 30 day nutrition program! And again, I’m no beauty guru or nutritionist, but when you join this company, you receive constant training and are therefore constantly learning! It’s awesome to really dive deep into certain ingredients and what they do for our bodies. These are the tools I use to help guide people towards the best version of themselves!
Something that has also been important to me before I started my work with Arbonne, is clean beauty. For about a year now I’ve been working on shifting my products (skincare, makeup, soaps etc.) to CLEANER options. This means chemical free, cruelty free, vegan products. This is SO important because the products we put ON our bodies, get absorbed into our bloodstream really quickly! That’s why it’s just as important as what we put IN our bodies.
So if you’ve ever wondered about the work I do in this business or how you can benefit as a client, I hope this helped!
If you are at all interested in either side of it, please reach out…
no obligations, no commitment. Let’s just chat about how you can benefit from this company if it’s something you chose for yourself!
First off, I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during this time, it’s weird and scary but you’re not alone!
This post in a general sense is gonna be about the pandemic, but I really thought long and hard about this. It’s NOT going to be a like a news article talking all about it, so don’t worry. I’d rather chat about what we can do with ourselves in the meantime to cope and find peace.
It’s kind of a controversial topic (even though it shouldn’t really be) and I don’t want this post to be read the wrong way so here a little disclaimer:
I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR CLAIMING TO BE ONE!! There is a lot that I don’t know and I know that! With that being said, I do my best to only get my information from reliable sources and take everything with a grain of salt. I also try to stay away from listening to the news everyday for the sake of my mental health. I’m trying to distance myself while still being informed and educated, and I think that is the best thing we can all do for ourselves.
So when this all started back in January, it was alarming to hear about an outbreak of a new virus, but in a sort of selfish way, I wasn’t too worried because it was far away. I tried my very best to not feed into the broken telephone talk going on around me. For me, germs and illness are a huge anxiety trigger so I knew that if I got sucked into all the scary talk and media, It would be a huge downward spiral for me. I had to sort of turn a blind eye.
Things kind of stayed the same for us throughout most of February but when March came along, so did my heightened anxiety (AWESOME). I started hearing everyone around me starting to talk about it more frequently and fearfully, but I still tried to block most of it out. I read from a few reliable sources and formed my thoughts. I said to myself “don’t panic, but take precautions” and that helped me keep my cool basically up until now lol. From the information I gathered I knew that we had to wash our hands lots, and stay away from each other!
So like I said, most of my anxiety stems from a fear of germs/illness, so without distracting and calming my mind, I would honestly be a wreck. And I’ve realized that this might be a reason why I’m not so taken back by all the hand washing and social distancing. It’s crazy because everyone is freaking out about taking all these new precautions but I’ve realized that this is how I live my life all the time. I’m always obsessively washing my hands...40 seconds minimum, above the wrist and under the nails. I’m always standing a safe distance from strangers because who knows if they might be sick. I’m always lysol wiping my phone and laptop when I get home from class because I touch them with germs all day. This is how my brain works on a regular basis...and it’s kinda crazy! These are just a few of the OCD tendencies i’ve developed since I was a child, and now everyone is doing them! It’s weird and I don’t really know how to explain how I feel about it. But I thought it was sort of interesting!
The other thing I wanted to talk about is THE RULES THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR A REASON! Sorry, did I shout that? Seriously tho, I already know a few people are gonna be offended by this but hey...if the shoe fits!
Let’s just lay this all out for a second here...
It’s been made extremely clear, that the ONLY way to control the spread of this disease and end the pandemic, is if everyone STAYS WHERE THEY ARE. And SORRY if this ruins your very important plans but it saves lives!
Also just so everyone here is on the same page, this doesn’t mean “stay home for a couple days” this doesn’t mean “just invite a couple friends over” this doesn’t mean “travel between cities” ?!?!
It actually means one thing and one thing only: STAY THE FUCK HOME
Seriously though, I struggle to understand how people still aren’t listening.
There are vulnerable people all around us everyday, and by being near anyone who doesn’t live under the same roof as you, is putting them all at risk. The only way I understand this behaviour is that it is the highest form of entitlement and selfishness. And honestly, it’s pretty much a slap in the face to everyone who is actually making sacrifices. I haven’t seen my family in weeks because I know it’s important to stay home! My poor grandparents are afraid to even go for their daily walk, because OTHER PEOPLE put them at risk. It’s really upsetting and now I’m just ranting, but it’s necessary.
All that being said...I needed to express my thoughts and mostly rant. So if you made it to the end, thanks for listening!
If anyone needs someone to chat with during this time, I’d be happy to listen!
I'm Maddi and Im a full time student (studying Child and Youth Work), Here I have my blog and my shop, I hope you enjoy!