The past week abounded with craziness. As I am wont to do, I injected my own activities that only intensified the crazy. Why not? My nerves literally vibrate during weeks like last and when the bottom drops from the level of intensity, I find myself overcome by a headache of the two-day variety. It ended by this morning, though, so that's something.
Let's see...where to start.
As I told you previously, I launched my own home show business through Scentsy. My sales so far are very promising--I will promote to the next level and have a chance of earning a 5% bonus in my commission if I can net another $300 in sales this week. That sounds like a lot of money, but I only joined the company 15 days ago and I've done over 5x's that much business in that time. I'm confident big things happen if I just work hard. That's what I love about this little endeavor. It's a product I enjoy. I'm crazy excited about talking about it--for once, I can have a great smelling place without worrying about burning my house down and changing scents is as easy as popping in a new cube of wax. Buying new candles every five seconds used to appeal to me, but not my wallet. Now, my choices multiply without costing me a fortune. I like that. A lot. I loved my Easy Bake Oven as a kid--cooking with light bulbs?! Genius! Warming wax with light bulbs?! Even more so.
Scentsy and the economic influx from it offered a lovely distraction to the drama-laden, torturous (because I do this to myself!) departure from the part-time job at a small law firm I had since the summer. Sufficed to say, things came to light after I took the job that would have been material to my decision had I known prior to committing to it. However, we needed that money. And, as ugly as it was at the end, I appreciated that people stood in the gap, even if the benefit to them may have been larger in the end.
I imagine that my mornings can be less ridiculous now and the most exciting part of that brings running back into my life. That excites me more than you know for many reasons. First, I need the solitude and the reframing of my stress. Second, I need to lose weight as one of my friends invited me to be a bridesmaid in her September wedding. I refuse to be more voluminous than her pregnant bridesmaids. Seriously. I want to rock a bridesmaid's dress once more in my life and running plus cleaning up my eating act should do the trick.
In addition to the life changing decisions of quitting a job and starting a home show business, I also overcame my irrational fear of the Neti pot. That may sound like a goofy thing (and you would be correct), but for me, the decision to use the pot measures as "MAJOR" on my experience list. I knew I needed one. I knew that for at least two years and avoided it like the plague. A couple months ago, I bought one, but did not open the box. I gazed upon the box occasionally and thought, "Oh, someday. Someday I will try it."
At my Scentsy Launch Party this weekend, my sister sang the praises of the Neti pot and explained to me what it felt like to use one. She would tell me honestly if it were horrendous, so I decided to quit my job at the law firm and use the Neti pot all in the same evening. Now, I believe I have an unhealthy addiction to the crazy thing and I've only used it a few times. Oh, well. It works and if you need relief from your sinus issues, I strongly encourage the purchase.
In other life-altering news, I plan to relinquish my dumb phone this week and step into the brave new world of smartphones. I never thought of myself as a laggard, but in cell phone land, I definitely fall into that category. No more! Verizon sent me more promotional materials than I can safely place in a recycle bin and my plan affords me an upgrade now. I can have a Droid X in my hot little hand for $50. The husband and I budgeted and figured out that unlike we previously calculated, we can actually afford to move into the 21st century and use our phones like teenagers and elementary schoolers--yes, I realize that kids at my girls' school have cooler phones than I. I accept it and have lived with that knowledge for a few years now. I think I have proved my point and now, I will join the Joneses and have my smartphone fix.
That's what's happening in my world. Nothing short of crazy, but that's how I roll.