The Elephant in the Blog

Five months ago, I wrote a blog called Why I’m NOT Leaving LuLaRoe, and I announced I’m leaving LuLaRoe this week…and then I noticed some hits on that old post, and thought I should probably drag that elephant out here and talk about it.

I reread the blog and I stand behind everything it said except one part. I no longer LOVED my job. I was doing my job, but I LOVED everything else I was doing more. The things that I loved about LuLaRoe still stand. Creating a community so that no one feels alone, gathering with women, working for myself, and being home with my family, ALL of that stands.

This morning I got up, opened the barn, and took my time with the animals and watered the garden. I read my twins a book, made bread for our lunches and the rest of the week from scratch, researched and pitched a free lance article. I washed dishes with a rag I knit myself while I watched my kids through the window picking Mulberry leaves off the tree together in the sunshine to make our own herbal teas. They discovered silk worm eggs on a leaf and we made a habitat so they can watch their lifecycle happen up close. And this is all I want. And this is what I want to do and where I’m meant to be. People will think we are weird or odd, and that’s ok. They will never understand and they don’t need to.

It’s what we’ve chosen and it feels right. We will sell some tea, and some knit wash rags, and write, and host craft classes and keep building our community. We will all learn together and share what we can through social media.

So while I may not sell LuLaRoe anymore, I still believe in the things I wrote. And I still love the brand and all my friends who still sell it, and there are exciting things coming! Did you see the tank top? Finally! I hope all my friends sell the bananas out of those clothes. I’ll be here. Writing about chickens and making tea, and being super happy with my choices while I do it.

Make your choices for you and no one else, and if they think you’re weird, it’s just because they don’t understand 🙂

3 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Blog”

  1. People who don’t understand probably have never experienced the peace and strength that come from doing exactly what they were made to do. It doesn’t sound like my purpose, but mine would sound completely bonkers to you, and that’s actually AWESOME. Building a community is vital everywhere, and so is being who you were meant to be. 😁

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  2. Congrats to you! Congrats on having the courage to follow your heart. I left MI to move to FL, we make 1/2 the money we did in MI. But we are Happy. We get to see our grand babies grow. I got a gas smile from my 4 week old grand daughter today. Yes, I have 2 jobs – a summer and work during the school year with special needs kids. Never thought this would be my calling but God (that is who I choose to believe in) showed me the way. I have met you before Mary (LuLa-sister). Love those babies they grow way to fast. Liz

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