Yesterday marked my 1 year #Rodanniversary!
The other day my friend commented “it’s always exciting starting something new but now that you’ve been doing it for awhile you STILL seem excited”... to which I responded “it’s been a year and I love it even more than when I started.” And that’s the honest truth.
One year ago, I didn’t know how much or what it was going to look like, but I knew I needed something new - something outside of medicine, something positive, something challenging, something to light that fire inside.
I knew I needed to get out of my head and out of my own way. I needed to be reminded of what I am capable of. I needed to find my grit and my grace. I needed to see the beauty in helping others again, because as much as most of us don’t want to admit it openly, my line of work can sometimes make you forget that.
I didn’t know that THIS would be that thing, but I took the leap. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I figured that I would never know unless I at least TRIED.
This little skincare side gig has turned into so much more than a positive outlet and extra paycheck.
It has helped me regain my sense of purpose, not just in this business but in my life.
It has shown me that the scary decisions can definitely be the most rewarding.
It has introduced me to some of the most incredible people I know, that I would have otherwise never knew existed.
It has given me freedom. Freedom away from the time clock, freedom from cutting it close from paycheck to paycheck. Freedom from anxiety over how I’ll come up with the funds if something unexpected pops up.
It has renewed my passion in helping others. Before I only had the privilege of helping others in their darkest times, now I get to do that and then come home and help others in some small way to live their best, most confident lives.
Thank you for letting me share this opportunity, this GIFT. Thank you for supporting me along the way.
Can’t wait to see where the next year takes us