This past weekend I attended a baby shower of one of my high school girlfriends.  And like most parties or get togethers the “What do you do?” conversation started.  Now, after 5 years of having our business I am not ashamed to say we own a Network Marketing business, but that has not always been the case.  
When I graduated college my thoughts were I would have my “big girl job”, have a husband that also had a corporate job and when it was time to have babies I would be a stay at home mom.  I know, I know… I have never had a HUGE ambition to work up the corporate ladder, I just wanted to be a mom.  I knew I would use my degree, but I have a serious love of arts and crafts and I envisioned a business or way where I could craft and make a living from home and do what I really loved, not work for someone else. 
As with most of life, it did not go as planned.  One Christmas I came home to spend time with family and on vacation from my big-girl job in Waco, TX.  On Christmas night of 2005, my life changed.  I ran into an old friend from high school, Chris.  He had an amazing job at a HUGE company here in San Antonio called USAA.  He was doing really well climbing that ladder, but he was most enthusiastic about his business that he started and I remember him stating that soon he would be his own boss.  Wow.. what a go getter!  I had no idea what this business was, but as many relationships start, I was just enamored by every aspect of him.  It had been 9 years since I had seen Chris again and I wanted to know it all.  Very quickly, we fell in love.  A deep, soul-mate kind of love and as the story goes that very same Christmas night I wrote my number on his business card (which I had NEVER done) AND told him I loved him on the card.  Ahhhh….. makes me smile, even 5 years later.  
Soon, I was coming home to San Antonio to visit him frequently and he was urging me to go to the weekly presentations so I could see what he really did.  I remember being over-whelmed by all of the people, most of which were in love with Chris and the amazing man he was.  They were all so nice and happy, both of which seemed strange because in corporate America, you don’t find nice AND happy people! The information seemed great, but I was more concerned with spending time with this incredible man who seemed to dig me too!  I wasn’t very educated on Network Marketing or the abilities that it gave normal everyday people, even though I did have a quick venture with Mary Kay in college.  I honestly just signed up for the discount on make-up 🙂  
I ended up moving home because the thought of being so far from him was killing us both, and 10 months after starting this business he left USAA behind.  I didn’t understand it then, this USANA business that was changing our lives and still pinch myself now thinking of our journey.  A few years later, I was able to leave my corporate job and this Spring will be three years since I have been FREE!  It’s amazing the amount of people we have met that we have been able to help.  That honestly, is the most rewarding part.  Some with their health because are products are so revolutionary, some with the monetary benefits from sharing the information, and a huge part of this business is personal growth.  I have come to find that most jobs/businesses don’t have their employees focus on themselves and that is where the true potential lies.  By reading a book or listening to an audio, it’s amazing how every part of your being can change.  Another benefit is the bonus of the “family” that USANA provides.  Everyone involved is happy, positive and enthusiastic.  It is so refreshing to be around so many amazing people every week!  
In conclusion, my path of finding Network Marketing and this phenomenal business isn’t like most peoples.  Nor was it something that I was looking for or “needed” at the time.  Our business is truly a Blessing from God and I am so very grateful for it.  But, I fell in love with the man first
and now I have whole-heartily fallen in love with our business.