Hello! My name is Jennifer Atkins. Four months ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have been suffering from debilitating chronic pain for over 3 years. I have had countless Emergency Room visits, blood tests, doctor appointments and prescription “cure all” medications. It was actually a relief to finally receive a diagnosis but at the same time very scary, as I was told there is no actually cure for Fibro. Once I became more educated on my condition, it became apparent I would need to make significant lifestyle change in order to be able to reduce the painful “flare ups.” Stress reduction is the number one, and most successful treatment for Fibro. As a single mom, it terrified me that my health would deteriorate to the point to where I could no longer take care of my son if I did not reduce my stress level and make my health a priority. Working 45+ hours a week, spending an hour and a half commuting each way and living pay check to pay was certainly not allowing me lower my stress.
Knowing that I could not afford to stop working all together, I began my search for a job that would allow me to work from home. On my most painful days, everyday activities such as taking a shower, blow drying my hair, getting dressed, walking down my stairs, standing to cook meals or driving are overwhelming and completely exhausting to me. I figured my only hope was to find a job that would allow me to work around my bad days and take advantage of my good days.
During my online search for jobs, I joined several social networking sites. The entire network marketing world was completely new to me. I immediately found that there were people SUCCESSFULLY working from home using social media as their main method for generating leads, creating buzz about their business and producing income. Many of the people I met, and now truly consider my friends, are Momtrepreneurs. These moms are professional and brilliant at showcasing their talents. They have inspired me with their dedication to creating a work/life balance that they are in charge of. Their support for one another is genuine and unconditional. I knew immediately I shared their passion for following our dreams and using social media to accomplish our goals.
Finding Jessica Smith and joining her Rodan+Fields Rockstar team is truly a blessing to me. I am thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of women. We all have the same desire to introduce the R+F products and opportunity to as many people as we can while working from home, enjoying the flexibility to work when we want, from wherever we want.
I have experience working as a freelance makeup artist. My specialty was bridal make up and my successful reputation was based on a more natural, romantic look for my brides. My belief was that the bride should look like herself, only more beautiful on her special day. A wedding day was not the time to be experimenting with new looks and colors (a bit scary for the grooms as they would wonder who in the heck is walking down the aisle and what did they do with his soon to be wife!)
I was also formally a business manager for three major cosmetic and skincare lines at Nordstrom. I have seen and worked with many different skin colors, types and conditions. I know first hand how important it is to have a clear, fresh “canvas” to apply the make up on. A personalized, consistent skincare routine is the first step to applying makeup.
We all know how acne, discoloration and sensitivity skin can prevent us from feeling confident and reaching our true potential. As your R+F skincare consultant, I am committed to connecting you with the products, knowledge and resources to change your skin. With the R+F products great skin, and the confidence and self-esteem that come with it, are within your reach!