When I joined Scentsy in June of 2012, I already knew my WHY – and I was ready to hit the ground running! What is my WHY, you ask? My WHY is my daughter. My daughter is a huge blessing for both my husband and me, I never knew that she was a miracle baby until we ran into a rough time from April of 2011 to May of 2012. We always knew we wanted to have at least two children, but never knew we would have to question the feasability of more children until I became pregnant in March of 2011 and started having complications.
That being said, I ended up going through my first miscarriage in April of 2011, during my daughter’s 2nd birthday. The doctors said it was probably just a fluke, and that there was no reason I couldn’t try again soon. I became pregnant again in October of 2011 and did everything I could to PRAY for this to be a successful pregnancy. Unfortunately, even after seeing a heartbeat on ultrasound, things went awry yet again and I went through my second miscarriage. This time, however, I knew there had to be a reason why this kept happening. I went through a multitude of blood tests, including DNA tests, which finally showed that I have a DNA mutation called MTHFR CompounddHeterozygous. This is a fairly new found DNA mutation, and there is relatively no research or perfect treatment. One thing that doctors do know is that these mutations create an inability of my body to process Folic Acid, which leads to a buildup of a byproduct which can create small blood clots.
Armed with a diagnosis, we trudged ahead and decided that it was finally time to try again. In March of 2012, we were expecting again – and we were prepared with supplements and medications from a doctor who was willing to work with me even though not much is known about MTHFR mutations. Prayer and bedrest were my treatments, with hopes that everything would finally work out of the best. Unfortunately, when I went in for my ultrasound, there was no heartbeat or blood flow to/from the baby and I had to endure my third miscarriage – full of disappointment.
Through all of my hopes and loss, my daughter was ALWAYS there for me – being my shining light and standing as proof that God is great! After enduring three miscarriages within a year, I knew that I needed to devote as much time as possible to watching my daughter grow up and being with her as much as possible.
[Update: In October 2013 I was excited to find out I was once again pregnant. Things were looking great, and all of the sudden complications began. Unfortunately, I did once again have a miscarriage. After that, we weren’t in any hurry to try again. Suddenly, in late January 2014, we found out that again we were expecting. This pregnancy was even shorter and I endured my fifth miscarriage in mid-February 2014. All the while, my amazing Scentsy team, my family, friends, and customers were always there to support me!]
Owning my own business, I am able to spend more time with my daughter, she is able to “help” me (because we all know that little helpers are the BEST!), and I am able to grow from within! I have always had a full-time job, thanks to my college education in Marketing & Management, but I’m looking forward to being a full-time Scentsy mom sometime soon! Once I can be a full-time Scentsy mom, I’ll be able to spend even MORE time with my daughter – which I can’t wait to do!!!
PLUS, I now have countless Scentsy family/team members all over the world! My Scentsy team is full of the best guys and gals around – and I am *so* blessed to know each and every one of them! My nurturing nature and love of teaching are highlighted in the way that I train and mentor my team. They may not be blood family – but Scentsy is thicker than blood!
Scentsy is paving the way for me to follow my WHY – to spend more time with my daughter, before she is all grown-up! (She just turns 5 in April!) And, I am so excited that I get to help others follow their WHY! Each day that I wake up and get to help support, train, and mentor new and existing Consultants, I know that I am doing my part in this world – by helping others acheive their goals and fulfilling their WHY!
What is your driving force, the reason you get up in the morning? Will Scentsy help you acheive your goals?! It has for me and I can’t wait to see what it can do for you! If you’re ready to start your Scentsy journey, click HERE to join my team – you won’t regret it!
P.S. Wondering where “Watts Of Scents” came from? The fact that our Warmers use lightbulbs (wattage) instead of flames to warm and melt our wax – I thought Watts Of Scents would be the PERFECT fit for my business, considering my husband is an electrician! 🙂