Updated: Jun 24
On May 23rd, 2019 I QUIT MY JOB!
I was working in my field as a social worker in Flint, MI. For years, that had been my DREAM job! I always wanted to be able to give back to the community that raised me and I was blessed with the opportunity several times over.
The decision to quit my job was not one easily made. I had been experiencing heavy grief after the death of my grandmother and feeling pressured with the daily tasks of work. I started to lose my passion for helping others when I felt I couldn’t help myself out of the dark place I was in. Everything was overwhelming me! I was in therapy and attempting to work through my grief. My therapist recommended a leave of absence and the move felt right for me. Within the next two weeks, I submitted my paperwork for an extended leave of absence.
Being at home did not separate me from the issues at work. Within days of my leave starting, I received a letter to “cease and desist all business activities with Elle Jae Essentials.” I knew I couldn't do that! My business was growing and supported two team members at that time. The letter went on to explain that I essentially would not receive my disability benefits because of my business. Now y'all know that got my mind working! From there, I weighed the odds and decided to bet on myself!
Trust me, I was nervous. My business was doing okay but was it enough to fully support me? I was not where I wanted to be financially but I could see that my future was bright. I've always known that there is a hunger and drive within me to be more, I just needed to GO FOR IT! I quickly submitted my ‘return to work’ paperwork and began my shift to leave my employer. I submitted my two-weeks notice, explained my decision to my consumers, and went for it!
I immediately saw an increase in my business like never before! I went on to win two pitch competitions, hire 8 more team members, open my FIRST retail location that September and MORE! Looking back on this year, I regret nothing! I thank my previous employer for the push that motivated me, I thank my friends and family for encouraging me, I thank my business coach for guiding me and I thank you all for growing with me!
While this journey has been scary, it’s been the greatest of my LIFE! I have learned so much, gained so much and grew so much! 🙌🏾
My life has felt so fulfilled in ways I had never expected 💛🌻
To celebrate this, we are having a BOMB ass sale for SunflowHERs with memberships THIS Saturday. While I am no longer serving as a Social Worker, I am now serving natural goodies for ALL! Grab your membership ASAP to enjoy the benefits that membership provides. This Private sale and alllll of the other benefits of membership will be included.
You don’t want to miss this! 😍😍😍