This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, I may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. Thank you for supporting me!
Joining LuLaRoe as a retailer is a big deal. It’s a big investment, and a LOT of work. Owning a small business is not for the faint of heart; I’ll be the first person to tell you. However, the benefits are amazing, and I am so grateful that this is what I get to do.
My story is covered in detail in a different post; my “why” is shared all over the place here. I want to share with you the confirmation of why I do what I do and how I knew that I was doing the right thing.
My LuLaRoe Why
You may or may not know that I jumped into LuLaRoe because I want to use funds to help financially support a safe house in Southeast Asia. I can’t tell you exactly where it is, in order to avoid compromising the safety of the women there. At this safe house, the women learn how to make money with practical life skills.
I am part of a private Facebook group for updates about the women who live at the safe house. I check it daily, because I want to know what’s going on.
Every retailer goes through quite a few mental stages that come along the way while being a LuLaRoe retailer, especially while in the queue. Most of the time it’s mentally screaming “WHAT AM I DOING” and involves a lot of internal flailing. That’s ok; it’s all part of the process.
I read an update from the safe house about a new gal coming to live there – and no joke – her name was Irma. Okay ya’ll. One of the named styles of LuLaRoe is a high-low tunic named the Irma.
And a woman at the safe house was named Irma.
Call me silly, but I’m all about seeing the little signs around. The update that was posted had Irma sharing that she was so thankful that she didn’t have to be one of those girls anymore. The emotional whiplash of trying to figure out what I was going to do with my new business suddenly paled in comparison to realizing that I was part of a way bigger story.
I can safely say “an Irma made me do it.”
Want to buy an Irma to support women like Irma? Join my VIP shopping group and check them out.
If you’re a LuLaRoe retailer, what was that little moment of confirmation? Tell us about it in the comments.