I have thought of and dreamt of this blog post since the first day Jack and I launched the blog. Today (actually yesterday because this post was so vulnerable it took me two days to write it) is the first day of a new chapter in my life, one of the biggest changes I think I have ever made, certainly the biggest leap of faith of I have taken. I guess I should back up a bit and let you know what the heck I am talking about.
For the last ten years, I have been in pharmaceutical sales, and I have loved it! It has been such a great career and has been so good to me. Even after I became a mommy 7 years ago I had no desire to stay home because I loved my job so much. I took a lot of pride in being a working mom. I loved showing my son that a woman is powerful and just as successful as a man. But, it was hard. There were definitely moments when my heart strings got pulled. One of MANY examples is when my son started Kindergarten and he asked why some mommy's pick up their kids and he had to get on a bus to go to after school care. After I had my daughter I started feeling a shift in my soul. I started to have thoughts and dreams and goals that were more than being at the top of the sales rankings. They were of being able to somehow have both, a career and be able to spend more time with my kids. My husband and I would talk about what that would look like, how it could happen, and changes we would have to make. We talked about it and around it constantly but neither of us is a risk taker. Having two incomes and a comfortable life was, well, just that, comfortable. As my soul started aching for change Jack and I had our baby, the blog! Kris and Jack Blog and growing our individual wardrobe styling businesses has been such a dream come true for both of us. As you know from our bio we have always loved and had a passion for fashion and helping gals look and feel their best. Jack and I have both referenced our faith indirectly on the blog but have never talked much about it. We both love Jesus. Period. The End. That is all that matters. What church or denomination or how you pray doesn't matter to either of us. We worship a God that loves you and me more than we could ever fathom. And with that love comes hope and freedom. So I started praying. At times, I didn't really know what to pray, but I asked for courage to jump out of my comfort zone both literally and financially. I asked for there to be an opportunity to have a career with something I was passionate about but that was outside of corporate America. And sometimes I just prayed and asked for help.
March will be three years since I first felt that strong stirring and I am happy to say that I followed it. I jumped! When my amazingly supportive husband and I agreed it was time for me to walk away and do something different, I was not sure what but we had faith it would come. As MLK Jr. said "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase" these words have never been truer for me. And as I took the first shaky and very excited step up the staircase, God introduced me to Peach!
I got asked to join a new company as a stylist with Peach, a company helping women change the way they feel and shop for intimate and basic apparel. After looking into the company and the products, it was a no-brainer decision for me, I said yes! So, I joined a company that believes in making women feel beautiful and does not define them by a size. To help change the way we as women feel about going bra shopping and how we feel about ourselves while lounging in our homes (remember my post on getting out of my husbands old t-shirts and wearing grown up pjs?!?). What that means is no more dressing room awkwardness with the 18-year-old sales girl who has no clue what nursing a child or gravity can do to your boobs. No more standing there for what seems like an eternity waiting for the sales associate to come back and tell you if it fits, or bring you a different size. With Peach, I come to you! Either in the comfort of your own home, your girlfriends, or Skype (no I don't actually see your boobs, unless you just want me to). The website says it best, "The peach experience is easy, convenient, personalized, and, most importantly, fun. From our measured-to-fit bras ( 10 point patented measuring system yall!), complementing panties and luxurious basics collection to our specialty products of shapewear, hosiery, socks, and more. Peach offers you everything you need to fill your top two drawers of your life."
The loungewear feels like butter! I want to bathe in this stuff, it is truly the softest thing I have ever touched in my entire life! You are just going to have to believe me on this one. So, to give you a chance to experience it yourself, head over to the Peach website and tell me the item you would most love to have. I will do a little giveaway of a Peach item to one of you lucky girls! To enter simply comment below with a Peach item, giveaway ends at 12:00 am CST 1/28/16.
All that being said if you would like to join me on this amazing adventure let me know! I would love to tell you more about Peach and how we can become a team. Also, if you or someone you know needs a bra fitting or need some lounge wear let me know! I am your girl! I will also give you 10% off your order to celebrate my new chapter if you refrence this blog post.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me.