I'm a brainstormer at heart. I started with Young Living at the end of 2012, after researching and asking questions for about 4 months. I didn't have any ideas on "getting healthier" or on "overcoming a problem"; my family and I were already pretty healthy. As a vegetarian since age 13, I had a jump start on "crunchy living". I knew there was more to learn (so much more!) so I thought of Young Living as the next logical step.
My concern was for helping my seven children focus better on their homeschool work, and for my mother. All of my growing-up years, my mama worked two or three jobs at a time to keep her six children fed, and to raise us healthy and well. She also allowed her own health to suffer for it.
Like so many of us, she took advertisers and big companies at their word when they said things like "margarine is healthier than butter because it is lower fat," or "stay away from eggs; they are high in cholesterol." By the time I joined Young Living, all six children were adults and living their own lives, and she was looking to really have her health back on track - and I wanted to help her. Young Living was a natural fit, even though she didn't know it... yet.
Five years later, my mom is living a Young Living life alongside several of my siblings, and learning day-by-day how to stay healthy in her everyday activities and choices. And I have discovered a new love: helping others realize not just their health goals, but helping them hone their stories, identify their goals, and achieve those goals through encouragement, mentorship, and friendship. My Young Living team has grown to almost 1,000 members, and our Essentially Curious About Oils community truly exemplifies what it means to "Stay Curious" by reading, researching, and teaching others about essential oils, good health, and life balance.