When I started my Pure Romance journey, I was a young, full-time college student. I had a very sheltered and religious upbringing, so attending my first party, to say my mind was blown is an understatement! The experience was a blast and the Consultant shared so much sexual health knowledge that made me feel validated and empowered as a woman. I truly felt it was my job to share that information with more women, especially at my age. Where else do we get this sort of education? As I started doing my own Pure Romance parties, I realized that I wasn’t the only woman starving for this information. I was helping so many overcome their insecurities and feel validated in a safe environment and gave them a place to find the answers they didn’t even know they needed. I didn’t realize at the time that while I was empowering others, I was also empowering myself. The confidence I’ve gained is truly priceless. Plus, this opportunity was the perfect side hustle while I was getting my degree because I was able to fit it into my schedule when it worked best for me!
I graduated college and began working in the inland fisheries field, but I always had my Pure Romance business. I was working 40-60 hours a week for the state and held parties on the weekend because it was my passion. I always knew I had the potential to do more in life and found that my career was not supporting that potential financially, nor was it filling my cup. I wanted to travel, have my dream truck, spend more time with my family and live life on my terms. As my business continued to grow and thrive, I realized that I could make more with Pure Romance than working for the state. My decision to go full time with what had started as just a side-hustle, was even easier to make knowing I had so much love and support from my amazing sisterhood. When you have so many smart, brave, and determined women cheering you on, you feel unstoppable.
Fast forward to the present and I am even more grateful for Pure Romance, especially when going through a pandemic. Of course, at the beginning of the pandemic, there was the fear of the unknown and uncertainty as to what would happen; but what kept me focused was knowing there were some things I could control. I could control my attitude, how I responded to the challenging situation, and my Pure Romance business. I didn’t have to worry about anyone cutting my hours or even laying me off. Seeing my business, and Pure Romance as a whole, thrive during unprecedented times gives me the reassurance that I am exactly where I need to be.
Stability means something different to everyone. Having a work schedule, finances, and business I control is my version of stable. What I want out of life and what I want to achieve is up to me and the effort I put into it. I’m not sure where I would be if I didn’t have this business, but I know that everything happens for a reason and the best is always yet to come. The universe is always nudging us in the right direction if we just take a moment to listen. If a young, college student with zero experience in women’s sexual health or running a business can start and still be here almost 8 years later, I think that anyone can. You owe it to yourself, your dreams, your family, and your future to take the chance and give it all you got. We are here for you and we believe in you!
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