It’s not about the pink cadillac, or the fancy prizes. I could care less about those things, I have all that I need material wise (and maybe too much, which I’m working on), but what I really need is financial provision. I’ve been a MaryKay consultant for about three weeks, have already put in an order for over $400, in which I received very little return, but I needed to get “active.” In the last three weeks, I’ve been daydreaming of what MaryKay could do for my new family. Let me first begin with why I love this product.
I remember going to my grandma’s house when I was a child. I would go through all of her jewelry, clothes and her sample makeup and we’d do makeovers on each other. Spending time at my grandma’s house was always an adventure. No Netflix meant watching those silly animated church videos, which I still sometimes long to watch. Not having a phone meant using my imagination, for instance driving a really fast car in a race, when in reality I was sitting on a rusty old lawn mower. My grandma’s house was the best. She had this huge case full of glass dolls, and if I was very careful, she would let me hold them and rearrange them in the glass case. I remember asking her if I could have them someday, she said yes and I put my name on the bottoms of all of them. At the time of her passing, I went back for my dolls, but my cousin who seemed to neglect that my name was on them took a permanent marker and wrote her name upon the bare porcelain. My heart was broken. Those were my dolls. I still remember how they looked when the light from the windows shined down upon them in their glass case. The dolls were awards my grandma received for doing Avon. And those little sample make-ups we used while dressing up were her Avon samples. I remember my grandma having girl friends over to talk about Avon all the time, and I remember her passion for it. My grandmother’s passion for Avon inspires me to be passionate about MaryKay. I want to instill in my grandchildren passion for something and to see that hard work really pays off.
For a long time, I thought MaryKay was silly, and that all the products are for old people. But as I have been able to familiarize with the product, I see that it’s just quality makeup with a beautiful mission; to make women feel empowered and beautiful. Yes, I agree, some consultants are more for the beautiful side of things, pushing someone to buy lots of makeup. But I don’t work that way. I don’t want to push people to buy makeup they clearly don’t want. But I am going to ask people to consider buying something. I have a lot of opinions about the products, I could tell you what I feel is best or not. And I can tell you right now that my face has never felt better.
My purpose with MaryKay is to continue to strive to become debt free. In a few short months I will begin to be paying for loans. In the next two months I will be moving in with my soon-to-be-husband and paying for the rest of our wedding as well as rent. We don’t have the money for everything. I work a part-time job at minimum wage. I daydream constantly about a day where we can say we’re not living month to month, that our debt is no longer a heavy burden. And maybe this whole MaryKay thing is a way to that goal.
It’s never going to be about the cars, prizes or fancy things. It’s will always be about supporting my family, and our dreams.
For the next two months, all profit will go directly to the wedding/honeymoon as well as our first two months rent. If you feel so obliged to buy something, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My dreams and goals:
Act: Theatre, movies, teach
Become debt free: $500/month for 10 years
Serve: Live a year in Thailand, and sponsor as many children as financially possible
Adopt: It’s been on my heart to adopt.