“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money — when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”
What are your passions? What are you passionate about?
My passions have changed through my years. First think I can remember is I wanted to be a Veterinarian. I love animals and thought at 6 this would be the best job every. As the years passed and just like time fades so did that dream. After my first year in college at OSU, go Sooners, and being lectured verbatim the exact wording found in the text. I decided to switch majors from Animal Science to Fashion Design! Yes I gave up the helping of innocent animals for the bold prints of Johnathan Saunders.
After I got married and had kids my passions again took a turn. I still love fashion but was no longer interested in being consumed by the must haves of that material world. My kids helped me learn to find beauty and joy in the small things. Once my little girl was born, I started to become more dedicated at the gym. I found I really enjoyed the gym. It was 2 hours of “me” time. I didn’t have to worry about my kids, or about the things of the world. It was my therapist. I started to become passionate about it and decided to take it up a notch. Thats when I got the silly idea that I wanted to do a bikini competition. I had no clue what I was doing but I did make a few friends at the gym that pointed me in the right direction. I found myself competition in my first NPC bikini competition the following year and I fell in love with it. This was and is still my passion. But when I got diagnosed with colorectal cancer, my passion had to be put on the back burner. My weeks of chemo and time spent at the doctor’s offices didn’t allow me to keep that physic.
Emotionally that was hard. I felt lost and didn’t know when I would get that physic back. What I had worked so hard for, was gone and I had no control over that. So after my battle with chemo and cancer, I was lost. I had lost myself.
A mom of a friend of my six year old asked me if I wanted to come over for a makeover. I had no clue about the product, but I wanted to get to know her better and agreed to go over. What I remember most about the makeover wasn’t necessarily how great the product was but it was how passionate she was about it. She light up when she started to tell me about the founder Cara, about her story, and about how she got introduced to it. I was fascinated by this joy! I had to know more. What could make someone so devoted to makeup. I wasn’t a makeup girl. I was a product junky but that involved more skin and hair care.
Before we started the makeup, she had me apply Maskcara’s Milk moisturizer. Two words, “Life changing”! This product was amazing. It moisturized and softened my scaly skin without feeling greasy. Then she applied the Maskcara IIID foundation. It had such a light feeling with excellent coverage. It smelled amazing too! She picked two highlights and contour for my face. After she showed me how easy it was to HAC (highlight and contour) we played around with the many blushes and eyeshadows.
I went home and thought about how enthusiastic she was. I loved that she could do this from her home and still have enough time for her kids. I decided that I needed that kind of joy and zeal in my life. I wanted to not just make women feel beautiful but believe it too. I signed up a month later on the 1 year birthday of Maskcara.
So I’ve become passionate about helping/guiding women to see their true beauty and self worth. As I have become more familiar with Maskcara, I have come to meet women who have done very well for themselves. I’ve meet women who are earning enough money to allow their husbands to retire early. There are some women who are very driven by numbers and dollar signs but there are also those who are my mentors who care about helping others become successful and helping others see their true potential. These are my kind of women, these are they that are not about the money.