There is this thing in the back of my mind that keeps nagging at me to tell you about Hawaii. And I will. Every time I sit down to do it though I can’t make it sound nearly as exciting and wonderful as it actually was. So maybe someday soon I’ll be able to do it. But not today. I’m lazy like that.
We got back from our trip, the “lazy days” (haha!!) of summer were over and fall began. It’s been crazy busy, actually. Insane. My kids started preschool while I basked in the sun at Hapuna Beach and tried to ignore the fact that I was not there for the momentous occasion. HELLO, Mommy Guilt!! They go to school at opposite times though, which makes things kinda hard. Not ever doing THAT again. Mini-Man qualified for Early Intervention Preschool through the school district so we switched him to a different school a couple of weeks after school started. He has a really hard time speechwise and has some social issues so the EI preschool is really good for him. He goes four times a week for 2.5 hours a day and RIDES THE BUS. Yes. My three year old hops on the bus every morning with “Marge” the bus aide. She helps him sit in his seat and stay there. There are only preschoolers on the bus, so no kids showing him porn from their cell phones or anything like that. I hope.
Mini-Man has been in the program for a month now and I can already tell a small difference in him. He is talking more and seems to be having a lot less tantrums. And he yells “GO TO BED!!!” a lot when he’s mad at me. I have a hard time not giggling when he yells at me.
Before I would ask him a question and he would just smile and look away. Not fun when the question is, “Hey buddy. I missed you when we were gone for a whole week. Did you miss Mommy?” and the kid won’t even look at you let alone respond. It’s hard. Hopefully he will keep learning and growing and figuring stuff out.
So opposite school schedules is busy. My alone time = never. Not a big fan of that.. The other thing that keeps me busy is Scentsy. Scentsy Scentsy Scentsy Scentsy Scentsy. And Scentsy. Sorry. Had to get it all out there. If you are attentive you will notice that there was a HUGE drop in my blogging when I started with Scentsy in December 2006. With good reason. First of all I was freaking busy with it. Still am. Second of all we weren’t supposed to use the word Scentsy on any of our personal websites because it is trademarked and they asked us not to. But guess what. The rules have changed! So now I can use the word and not get in trouble. Wahoo! This is a big thing for me. Scentsy has been a HUGE part of my life for almost two years now and it was frustrating to always have to refer to it as “that amazingly awesome wickless candle company that I’m a part of”. No more my friends. Expect to see great things, including lots of blog giveaways.
So yes. Scentsy keeps me busy. I made Director a few months ago, which means that I have the responsibility of teaching, motivating and leading my team. It’s a lot of fun but a lot of work. I absolutely love it. I’ve gotten to do a lot of really cool things. I traveled to Sacramento a couple of weeks ago and spoke at a Scentsy Seminar for California consultants. I flew from Idaho with Orville and Heidi Thompson, the owners of Scentsy, another director Carol Hauch and then Bob, the vp of sales. It was GREAT! I got to pick their brains about stuff. They are all very awesome, genuine people.
My presentation went well I think. Although as soon as I finished a consultant that I barely knew told me that I say “Um” a lot and that I needed to work on it. Um, thanks for the input??? I tried not to feel too badly about it. She’s probably right. I bet I did say “Um” a lot. I’ll work on that. Everyone else seemed to think I did okay despite the “Ums” so that’s good.
I did, however, learn a very important lesson. I bought this way cute and very shiny copper colored shirt to wear for my presentation. It looked GREAT with my hair. But, it was not the shirt to wear when in front of 100 people if you are a person that perspires when you are nervous. Because guess what. The way cute and very shiny shirt was not so shiny under my arms. I had dark brown sweat rings the size of grapefruits. HAWT. Scentsy is all about being authentic and real and I guess I did the job. I was as authentic as I could have been. Haha.
Thursday and Friday of this week I attended a bootcamp for new Scentsy Directors. I had THE most fun. I learned lots and met a lot of awesome ladies that I did not take pictures of. I know. Lame. There was all manner of laughing, crying, and bonding. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! Comparable to the Wasatch Back (less tiring though). I learned a lot though. Most importantly was how to juggle everything. This time of year is so crazy busy for me with parties, sponsoring new consultants, doing team meetings and calls, supporting each team member, not to mention taking care of my family, running errands, cooking, cleaning and all the other billion things I have to do. Sometimes it’s completely overwhelming. Sometimes I feel like my best isn’t good enough. Luckily though, it is.
Giving my best is good enough.