Why essential oils? Why now? I get asked these questions all the time!
For 10 years I designed fabric for the quilting industry, and if I'm being honest, I was feeling burnt out around year 4. It feels like there is a sort of track that you get put on. If you design fabric, then you design patterns, and if you design patterns, you teach classes. It's just how you make money as a designer in that industry.
In a lot of ways there is a cap on how much money you can make, no matter how much work you do. By the time I pulled the plug, I was feeling the burn. It wasn't sustainable.
I didn't fully realize it until after I was married! My partner was working a full time job and bringing home a salary. I was working longer hours than he was, and not making an income. If I wasn't on the road teaching I wasn't bringing in any money, and I felt a pull to be home, and put down some real roots.
From the outside looking in, it might not seem that way. I can't tell you how many people told me I was "living the dream".
I was not living the dream.
But while all of this was happening I was constantly leaning on my dōTERRA essential oils for physical and emotional support.
These oils kept me well when I was traveling nonstop. They kept me clear when I was working in front of a computer or sewing machine for 10+ hours.
My essential oils were giving me life when most of my work seemed to be taking it.
I was using the oils for years before I realized that I had an incredible opportunity to grow a sustainable business with dōTERRA, and to share the oils that were sustaining me!