My dream has always been to be a teacher and a mom.
I spent years learning how to be the best teacher possible, to provide for my family and impact the lives of the next generation. While I felt joy in the daily molding of young minds, I came home exhausted, with little time or energy for my family.
I reached a point where I was so exhausted that I needed to take a year off and stay home with my toddler as we adjusted to living in a new country.
When we first moved to Hanoi, we all seemed to get sick every other week. Being an asthmatic, I was concerned about the air pollution. When I get sick, I tend to stay sick for awhile, which is exactly what happened. Nothing seemed to be able to kick the crud - not my inhaler, or over-the-counter meds, or some cheap essential oils I had lying around. That’s when my friend introduced me to doTERRA. I was already open to natural solutions, but was skeptical that doTERRA essential oils would work any better than my other oils did. Could there really be that much difference in quality and effectiveness?
After about 10 or 15 minutes of diffusing doTERRA’s Purify blend, my lungs opened up and I had the first productive cough I’d had since we moved to Hanoi. I felt relief and was hooked, incorporating more doTERRA essential oils into our home to manage our health in a country where I couldn’t communicate with the pharmacist and where there were constant rumors of fake drugs. I felt empowered that I had found natural solutions that actually worked!
After I became convinced of the power of doTERRA essential oils, I knew I had finally found a company that I wanted to partner with to provide my family with the flexibility and financial freedom that I had been searching for - something that would still enable me to make a difference in the lives of others and allow me more freedom to raise a family. The oils got me hooked, and the community that I found when I started my business with doTERRA has become my family and lit a fire in me to create a life of freedom and purpose.
Maybe you are a mom in a similar situation - looking for natural solutions for your family, looking for a way to balance family and work, looking for purpose. If any of this resonates with you, I’d love for you to join my team of oily mamas.