Posted on April 16, 2019 by Melanie Brown
Are you living your passion?
My soapmaking journey started as a hobby. I was given a soap kit to keep me busy after taking a break from a fairly busy work life.
My friends saw how bored I was and that I needed to keep my brain cells active. It was so easy to start this new interest as it was calming and therapeutic. I found that I really enjoyed soapmaking because it was showing me that I had creative skills, which I didn’t even know existed.
The beauty of making soap is that you can control what ingredients you put into it. You can use beautiful products that are gentle and caring on the skin.
My friends watched me and began asking me to make pamper kits for them. It was from this that I looked at working a business from home around my young family.
I began to see that my new passion would allow me to spend valuable time with my children which meant that I could be there for the monumental events like school plays and sports days.
I nervously registered on a course. It was so different to anything I had ever done but my nervousness soon turned to massive enthusiasm when I was taught how to make gorgeous soaps, lip balms, beautiful body butters and fizzy bath treats.
It has slowly but gradually taken off into a business which I now compliment with my health and wellness business. It is so important that we look after ourselves from the inside out and I love helping people to do just that.
It was my lengthy career break and taking up soapmaking which helped me to discover my passion. It showed me that I could fit my work around my family and enjoy life.
My simple message from this is that life is too short. Life just seems to flash by and you can miss out on the best things in life.
If you can, follow your passion! Look at what you want to do, research it and follow through. If you believe in yourself and surround yourself with positive people, you can achieve what you want. Just don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.
Follow your passion!