So funny thing, I never thought in a MILLION years I would be joining an “MLM”; however, when I met Molly and heard her story and a handful of other stories – who all happened to be mothers, it just clicked. I knew right away I wanted to be a part of this journey, which by the way, was only just launched seven months ago.
If you have been following anything CBD in mainstream media today, you know that this industry is blowing up. Forbes had it right when they released predictive numbers, stating the CBD industry in 2022 will be going from millions to $20 BILLION!
I have been a CBD user since October 2018. The first thing I did when we arrived back in FL from SC was find an alternate route to big pharma. Postpartum depression, anxiety, stress, inflammation and chronic pain (from 15 years of soccer – multiple ankle surgeries – body injuries) were my list of symptoms.
The doctors were quick to write a script for everything, anything I needed. And don’t get me wrong, sometimes big pharma is needed. Big pharma works. Big pharma saves lives. But for me personally, I was seeking out alternatives to all the prescriptions I had been given. I didn’t want to be on all these meds. I wasn’t sure if the meds were making me better or making things worse.
Shortly after our move back to Florida, I began my search for what was the next option in line for me – medically. I began to educate myself on a new health path with alternative medicines, one being CBD.
Let’s be real. Most of you know my life story, and for those that don’t, the Cliff Notes begin now.
Crazy, stressed, exhausted, lost, and full of anxiety after moving at 8.5 months pregnant, having another baby (C-Section) two weeks after a move, moving again five months later (outside of FL), then buying a house (move again) in our new home state of South Carolina only to be informed shortly after our big purchase – that we needed to be relocated to Atlanta (another state).
We declined to make another move (to Atlanta) where we once again wouldn’t have a network of family or friends to help. So together, we made the decision to go back to what we know and love best. Where we spent five years of our life, building our life together… Tampa, Florida!
In summary, my life has been a moving clusterfuck. A mental tornado of mass destruction.
Hindsight is always 20/20, right?!
We would have always looked back and wondered “what if” had we decided to stay put in Tampa three years ago and continue to remain in our familiar territory vs. taking a leap of faith and experiencing a new family opportunity and adventure.
While I was dedicated, persuasive, and an advocate of our change – as we were in it together; there were times that I have never felt so alone. So much change in such a short amount of time had me like whoa… emotions all over the place. WTF is going on body? Mind? Spirit? I was emotionally drowning in what I felt was constant chaos and change… mayday, mayday!
Y’all know me, I am an open book! If you don’t know me, ASK.
Everyone has always told me that I should have a reality show due to my crazy life and raw honesty, but I figured this blog would be an easier start. So to all my friends out there who are hoping for a TV show… consider this your first episode.
My first time saying YES to a “MLM”. My first time blogging for all to read. My first time doing something totally outside of my comfort zone. Yes, Becca McAlpin does actually have one of those 🙂
So stay tuned. This blog is all about my new side hustle with Green Compass and all things CBD incorporated into my crazy, fun, mommy-hood life.
Just call me… The CannaBoss Mom!