Some think or assume this business of ours is “just about oils”. Some may wonder why we are so passionate about little bottles of plant juice. I get it, I do. Let me let you in on something, friend. It’s sooooo much more than oils.
Let’s take this blog for instance… It’s my hope that ANY SINGLE ONE post or video on this blog is worth it to you.
I hope to keep adding value and content to you and your lives daily.
Those of you who follow us on social media saw that our YL team (see pic above) went on a getaway last week to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. This time away is so good for our souls, and brings me much inspiration and self reflection. I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself to those of you I haven’t yet met and also connect with those who have been around from the beginning.
For the new ones here:
I’m Mona. I’m 45 years old and I have 3 beautiful children (me pictured below with my oldest, Presley). I spend my days working in Commercial Real Estate Law and the remainder of my time growing this business.
I’ve had several miscarriages and went through a tremendous amount of trauma and grief. Some of it is not my story to tell, but much of it is. I lost my brother, 3 parents, my father-in-law, my grandmother, my marriage, etc. in a very short period of time.
What got me through it all was God. He was ever faithful and always by my side, pulling me in closer and closer, assuring me that I was never alone, whispering in my ear throughout the days, holding me up when I didn’t have the strength.
But honestly, it was the collapse of my marriage that finally broke me. I couldn’t hide my pain and it was literally taking a major toll on my health. I couldn’t put on a fake smile and get through it. I couldn’t “faith [or fake] it ‘til you make it”. So, I did the only thing I knew to do, and in a moment of full surrender, on the floor of my closet, in a heap of laundry, I wept and I prayed. I needed Him to take it all.
My heart was so hurt, so broken, so tired, back then. So when I felt God calling me during that time but I felt unworthy, unequipped. He must have the wrong girl, right? It just really wasn’t a “good time” for this to be happening. Have you ever felt that way? That “why me” and “why, on earth, now, with all of these things going on in my life”!?
A little about me: I have a heart for injustice, a heart for adoption, a heart for women finding their voice and their callings, a heart for comforting the broken- these are a few of the passions He placed on my heart from a very early age, and simply what I’ve been exposed to in life. Oddly enough, I never asked “why” the tragedies happened, I never questioned and never resented Him, it only drew me closer to Him. I do believe He uses every heartache and every struggle for good. And that’s my heart’s truest overall desire.
In that moment of complete surrender, I prayed: “Lord, as much as it hurts, continue to break my heart for what breaks yours. Lead me. Use me. Wherever you lead, whether I’m afraid or not, I will go. I will do. I just need to understand. I need you to show me. I want to be who you created me to be, to do what you created me to do. Whatever it is I’ve been doing, it isn’t working. I want to be able to stand before you and hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.””
The very next day the Young Living Business opportunity was revealed to me. I thought I MUST have lost my mind or God has a VERY funny sense of humor… possibly both. When I was certain this could have ONLY come from Him, I kept my promise and I said yes. Every day is a choice for me to walk in faith. Every day I look for His reassurance that I’m in the right place, on the right path, His path.
For the last 20 months, I have immersed myself in all things Young Living, both the product side and the business side. I have experienced renewed health and wellness for myself, for my family, and have been beyond blessed to witness the changes in you and well over 200 families’ lives, as well.
I have caught glimpses of what He sees for my future and I cannot wait… but it takes time, and money, and both personal, professional, and spiritual development, all while continuing to seek Him.
Working a full time job and being a single mama, while growing this business is hard work y’all. It’s commitment, sacrifice, and WORTH IT. I long for not only continued health and wellness, but also to have more time with my kids. The years are flying by too quickly. I long to show them the world, I long for them to have servant hearts and for them to long for a deep friendship with God. This business is giving me more than I could have ever thought it could be. His plans are always greater than anything we can imagine for ourselves. Young Living is giving me that freedom: health + wellness, time, and financially.
Our team has hit wellness, business, and financial goals that would not be possible without God. I’ve found new, lifelong friendships with the most beautiful souls I never knew I still needed in my life. (Here is some unsolicited advice: get some friends that are both younger and older than you are, friends from different places, different backgrounds, different beliefs. We need them. We need each other. We need community. We are all more alike than we are different.) The things we have in common regarding our faith and what led us to this business is not lost on me.
Every day I am closer and closer to God revealing my path more and more clearly and I’m excited y’all! This couldn’t have happened without our community, this business, without my team, without my willingness to say yes, without your willingness to say yes, and my willingness to step out in fear. It’s a daily decision that I make to keep my eyes on the Lord. It’s surrendering daily. It’s showing up daily. It’s rolling with the punches daily. It’s having gratitude daily. It’s being brave and putting myself out there daily.
Life keeps evolving.
My first priority is to God. I’m genuine about my faith. Don’t worry if you don’t believe the same as me. We can still be friends and you can still find value here. But know that I believe in authenticity and I don’t “half bake” anything. 😉
My second priority is to my family, my children. Teaching, guiding, training, loving selflessly, coaching, etc. first and foremost, I want them to love God, be grounded in their faith, be thinkers, problem solvers, doers… and also happy with simplicity and peace. My 3: my Princess, my Bear, and my Goose and I have overcome odds and are closer than ever and even more with every passing day. We had A LOT of mountains during these first 25 years of my being a mama. It’s been hard and it’s been awesome. There have been sacrifices but we are growing and blooming. We’re committed. And the outcome will be worth the effort. 💛 I love them.
My third priority is my business and future businesses, everything God is calling me to… including you guys.
It’s my hope to always add value, always add hope, always add love, always add joy, and always add GREAT BIG CHEER-LEADING BELIEF to your life through this blog/group.
I know where my treasure is… and it’s nothing in this world… I feel no competition. I’m just doing my best, growing and want to see people (no matter where they fall in the YL world or rest of the world) blessed + having breakthroughs!
We rise by lifting others, ammiright??!!
So that’s a little about me! Feel free to message me privately if you ever want to chat. I’m always here for you.
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Thanks for being here, friends.