I've just been having a moment of reflection on 2019 and WOW!! What a year it has been for me personally and MelissaMade with Love. This year I left my 'real job' to pursue my passion of formulating and creating natural skin care and to spend more time with the people I love, doing the things that I love doing. I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response, support and encouragement of my friends, family and customers (some of who have become good friends too). Thank you from the bottom of my heart. When I first left my job, I was filled with apprehension, doubt and fear but quickly that changed to excitement, hope and pure joy as I live my dream every day.
I completed my Diploma of Natural Skin Care Formulation and launched 7 brand new products in 2019. Candle refills have become the most popular of all candle products, which I love, as I am helping you to refill, reuse and recycle your existing jars. I now do more candle refills than I do new ones and I get such a buzz out of making your old jars into new candles.
I held my first ever workshop on making natural skin care and it was a sold out event. Look out for more of these in 2020. This year I also started to do "At Home" parties where you gather your friends and family, and I pop in with a selection of my products for you to try, and I can also take away your empty candle jars, refill them and return them to the hostess once they are done.
I have had so much fun meeting new people out at parties, markets and women's retreat events. And I get to call this my job!! I am soooo grateful.
Some of my personal highlights came about because of the freedom that MelissaMade gives me. I was able to take holidays and short breaks on our beautiful Western Australian coastline as well and an amazing overseas holiday to UK and Spain. I've been able to go out locally, fishing, paddle boarding and currently I'm giving surfing a go. None of this could happen in this capacity if I was still working a 9-5 job. Don't misunderstand me, it is not all easy and there are nights that I am up working till 11pm, but the flexibility of working my own hours has meant that I have had more time to enjoy my FIFO partner's company when he's home and I am so thankful for this opportunity and his unwavering support.
As we head into 2020, I am excited to be moving into a new decade of positivity, balance, and enjoyment of life, while bringing you the best products I can create. I look forward to seeing you when I deliver your orders, at markets, retreats, workshops and at home parties. Your encouragement, suggestions and ongoing support spur me on to even greater visions for amazing skin care, made with awesome natural ingredients.
Happy New Year. I wish you all a successful, happy and blessed 2020.