The Process of Finding Happiness 

Attachment parenting, Beauty tips, Body shaming, confidence, empowerment, Mother, Parenting, Student loan debt

I’ve been silent for months now. So much has changed in my life and it’s really hard to process it all.

Three months ago I was miserable. I was working long hours outside of the home and hating every minute of it. I climbed up that proverbial corporate ladder, well, mostly… to the third step… Okay, maybe the second one, stay with me here! None-the-less, I hated life. My happy place was leaving work and teaching. I teach community college communication classes and LOVE every minute of it. Well, minus the grading.

I knew I couldn’t leave my corporate job, I was making too much money and ironically not enough. We were barely making it due to the mounds of debt I took on through my bachelors and masters degrees. You know the story. The sad, sad story. 

And then, one day, I told my husband, “I can’t do it.” I’m giving myself a few more months of this and I’m done. I said it out loud. DONE.

I was scared. I had no plan. I have so much debt, so many bills. Yet, I spent my days being so miserable and feeling suffocated. I. Hated. Life.

I was making my family miserable too. Sorry dudes. Then, the sky opened and I landed a job at a major university in their communication department. DREAM JOB. There is one little problem… Less, much less money.

Let me take you back to when I was in the middle of my misery pleading to God to help me. I said, “please allow me something that I love to do and I can share my talents.” I forgot to mentioned that I wanted millions along with it. So, I got the dream job.

I also asked my therapist for help. She knew I was miserable. She could see it each time I visited her office. She asked me if I felt successful, I always said “no”. Why! Why don’t you, Amber? I said, how could I? You should see the red in my bank account each month. How can I claim success when I’m in this state? I didn’t get it.

I went to see her last week. I sat there. Completely mesmerized that I was the happiest I’ve been making less money. I made it. I’m successful. It’s real. 

She asked me about my classes and students and I literally cried. I love my life. I’m so happy. I’m using my skills in the field I love. Students call me professor- and I turn around! Haha, it still makes me giddy.

Life was stressful and overwhelming when I hated my job. I just had to let go and let God.

What have you been holding on to? A relationship? A painful memory? A dreadful job?

How can you find your happiness?

What is happiness to you?

I found mine; go get yours.
All my love.

  

You’re Beautiful & Those Lashes! YOUNIQUE

Attachment parenting, Beauty tips, confidence, empowerment, Family, Mother, Small Business, Younique

I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me, “are those your real lashes!!?”

YES! I’ve always used pretty good mascara and I have my favorites for sure! I really think mascara is the key to a woman’s heart, good mascara!!

So, my drop-dead, wish I had all the money in the world, mascara, is Estée Lauder Magnascopic. Now, that bad boy girl runs about 28$ or so. Wayyyyyy too much for my budget since I use it so often!

My go-to mascara now is MAC volumizer…

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It’s a bit cheaper (around 18$) and is pretty close to Estée. Now, I know you’re thinking… Ahem, that’s still pricy! But, I don’t spend money on myself often and it’s my one treat- good mascara!

Now. This does give me an everyday “OMG those lashes look” and it keeps me pretty happy… But it’s not going to give you the WOW, falsies!?

So when I was approached by Lisa from Younique OMG lashes to try her products I thought, why not! I’m always on the look out for something new and I can share it with my readers!

Also, my neighbor and good friend get false lashes and pay UP TO $150!!!! Holy smokes! I mean, they look amazing but $150 is $150!

So, here’s the process & my thoughts!

This is me before anything on my lashes:

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First, you apply a thin coat of your own mascara. So, here’s a thin coat:

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Then, you apply Younique transplanting gel; before the gel dries you apply their fibers. Lastly, you seal the deal with the transplanting gel!

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The product looks like this…

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I went to her site to check the price. I was expecting around $50. I felt that would be reasonable. NOPE. I was pleasantly surprised!!!!

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The other benefits? ALL NATURAL!!!

Recently, a reader emailed me… Wahoo!!! First reader email. Anyway, she asked about my mascara and asked if I had a suggestion for a natural mascara. I didn’t. NOW, I do!

I seriously suggest this product! I haven’t seen anything like it in the stores. Although, I have to admit I live under a rock these days. But, even if there are comparable products I bet the prices are much higher!

Here are the deets:

Guaranteed Products!
No shipping on purchases over $100
Naturally based products- no crap inside!

I’ve embedded the link to the site multiple times; but, one more can’t hurt!!

Younique OMG lashes!

Now, I can’t leave you without a few moments of my little man. He is turning 2 freaking years old on November 4th. TWO! TWO! How did that happen?

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