So, how did I get where I am today? I've asked myself that many times and then look back at this journey called life. As I was growing up I was always trying new things, I wanted to experience everything; dance, baton twirling, arts & crafts, sports, band, scouts and I'm sure there are plenty more. After high school, I went to college for a while, then fell in love, got married, had kids and so on. I felt pretty blessed being able to stay home with my kids, but I felt I needed more. I never could figure out what was missing, but I just felt that there was more to life. Don't get me wrong I absolutely loved being a stay home mom. So the journey of trial & error (failing) began. I started off with scrapbooking and had a ton of fun with that, so much fun that I needed to sell it! It was my first time at selling something through having "home parties." I was meeting new people, scrapbooking and making money, plus I could still be a stay home mom; what could be more fun? Oh wait......I forgot to mention, yes, I was making money, but it doesn't quite work out when you are spending way more than you're making. So I quit selling. Hmmmm, what to do now? Well, why not try selling something else, I'll sell makeup! I love makeup and I could make enough to get my own makeup "free" and even get a pink car someday, hahaha....NOT! I spent too much money trying to make more money, YIKES! Had to quit that. So, on to the next direct selling company, and the next, and the next....on and on. I think I finally realized that I didn't make a good sales person; I was too nice and not pushy enough I guess.
After realizing direct sales wasn't my thing, I tried other part-time jobs. I knew I loved being at home with my kids, but I also knew I needed to get out of the house once in a while. So, I tried a few different things; one of them was personal training. I went through the certification process and got a job at a local gym. I loved it; I was helping clients learn how to be healthy and exercise. I knew this was it. I got to pick my hours, work around my kids schedule and I made great money. Everything was awesome, except this wasn't God's plan for me because he kinda slammed that door for me. We had gotten a new owner and he pretty much fired everybody to start with a clean slate. I believe that getting fired is a big fat NO in God's plan. Subsequently, on to working very part-time at our taekwondo studio (we all took taekwondo together as a family); I worked in the office and thoroughly enoyed it. I was meeting new people and learning a lot about all of the families at the studio. USMAC is the studio I worked at in Lacey, WA; and let me tell you.....I will never forget my time there because I learned so much about myself. The family that owns this business is the most generous, caring, respectful, protective family I have ever met. They are so involved in the community and made such a positive impact on every family involved at USMAC. Here are some of my fun times at work:
At a community school event.
Halloween safety seminar
My family at our Karate Kid demo at the theater.
USMAC supporting the breast cancer Race for the Cure.
Fun in the CPR/First Aid training.
Mom's & kids at USMAC