I’d like to take a little time to talk about my journey with The Body Shop At Home, so far. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, The Body Shop At Home was set up in 1994 by Body Shop founder Anita Roddick to give people an opportunity to be their own boss and earn some extra money.
After I lost my mum my grief stricken little mind shut down. Nothing felt important and nothing felt like it really mattered. I wrote about this a bit in my post on “Post Grief Crafting“.
It’s still a crazy process that I’m trying to get my head around. Creative processes that used to come so naturally just don’t seem to exist any more. Nothing quite seems worth talking about and grief is just too heavy to focus on constantly – despite it having an input into virtually every decision and thought process going on in this freshly shaved head.
So what has this go to do with The Body Shop you might be asking? Bear with me a sec, I’m getting there.
In the early, hazy grief days and weeks I spent a lot of time on the phone talking. I don’t remember most of the conversations but they definitely helped. One person I did spend a lot of time talking to was my friend Liz. She had just begun her journey with The Body Shop At Home and seemed to be having a great time with it.
Liz asked me a couple of times if I wanted to join, it just didn’t feel like the right time. I was still struggling to put one metaphorical foot in front of the other and act like a functioning human being. The third time she asked, things felt different. I’d realised my creative brain was trying to whir back into action but there wasn’t a focus.
The stars must have aligned. Everything I had been looking for without any excess pressure that I couldn’t handle.
- A new business opportunity, check.
- An chance to take photos and create some content, check.
- A ridiculously supportive group of new people, check.
- Amazing products to play around with and enjoy, check.
- A lack of rigid targets, check.
The Journey So Far
Not to be too dramatic, but The Body Shop At Home has changed my life. Having a productive outlet to channel my energy into has been amazing. A few months back I couldn’t have imagined feeling excited about anything again never mind taking my first steps at growing a business and a community.
Over this past month, I’ve had plenty of little pushes out of my comfort zone which I love. Playing around with little videos and photo compositions has ignited the creative side of my brain and got those “what if” and “push it further” thoughts flying. Who knew they’d be back. My skin would also like to give a massive shout out. Since using predominantly Body Shop products for this month, my aged, grief stricken skin has started glowing again. The 5 years I’ve aged in the past 5 months have been pampered away.
When I started writing this blog I never wanted to promote or talk about anything I didn’t believe in. That is something I continue to standby, if I can’t have a clear conscience then what is the point? There honestly isn’t a product I’ve tried so far that I haven’t loved.
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