I had been working at the same company for over thirty years, the last fifteen in management. I found myself working 60 – 70 hours per week but even that was not enough for me to complete my duties. I often took work home and tried to get it done over the weekend but still couldn’t get everything finished. I was then moved to a lower position which left me feeling undervalued and unappreciated. Throw in some challenges in my personal life and my stress levels were off the chart! It was at this time that I made my annual visit to the shop doctor. He recognized my distress and was concerned for my health.
Fast forward to after I joined Style Dots. I arrived at my doctor’s office and started right in chatting with the staff and showing them the beautiful catalog and the amazing jewelry I was wearing. I shared with my nurse the whole walk down the hallway to my room. When the doctor came in he consulted with me and took in my smiling countenance and said, “I don’t know what’s changed, but you’re a different person than the one who was in here a year ago!”
Style Dots has done something else in my life that’s wonderful. Before Style Dots I was always a ‘keep to myself’ kind of person with a very small circle of friends. Because of that, I was reluctant to go to Conference. However, I really wanted to do something fun, so I sacrificed to go. I was amazed to meet over one-hundred ‘real’ women that went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and accepted. Because of that experience, I have opened up to let others in. My emotional health has improved, so much so that when I experienced a personal derailment a few months ago, I weathered it much better than I would have in the past because of the support and positivity that Style Dots has brought into my life.
As I prepared to leave the Doctor’s office, he informed me that if he had seen me in the same emotional state as I had been at my previous visit, he was going to suggest a prescription for medication. Instead, he chuckled and said, “Just keep the prescription you already have; less stress and more Style Dots!”