Saturday, April 6, 2013

MilSpouse Feature of the Week - Lena Anderson

MilSpouse Feature of the Week!

MilSpouse Feature

Military Spouses are probably one of my favorite heroes of our world.  They are resilient, productive, unique, proud, creative, and the best multi-taskers I have ever met.  They can be Mom, Dad, Daughter, Friend, Battle Buddy, and Super Hero all at the same time, while cooking dinner, taking out the trash, helping with homework, budgeting the family finances, AND running a full time successful business (or two)!  OK, maybe I just made that sound like everyone's Super Hero Women....but I know I have truly met a few of these live and in action.  Not saying their life is perfect, but they definitely know how to make lemonade with the lemons life gives them.  

Now that I have that out of my system....onto introducing this week's Featured Spouse of the Week.  

Lena is an Army wife, mother of one son, and a Mary Kay Consultant. You can connect with Lena through her Mary Kay Website   or through her Facebook Page!

I got the chance to do a short interview with Lena.

1.  How did you get started?  Four years ago I attended an event for a friends birthday and watched the consultant as she lead the class. I thought to myself “I can do that! Then I can order the products I love and get a great discount, while helping friends and family but giving them access to the products I love!” One of the Family Readiness Group Leaders I was working with at the time mentioned that she was a consultant and I nagged her for the agreement. I ordered the starter kit and the rest they say is history! What began with just an interest in having fun and earning a discount has lead to something greater than I could ever have imagined!

2.  Who was your biggest inspiration?  I have been blessed over the years to have had many people inspire me to greatness and cannot name just one person! I believe that I must be the biggest inspiration in my daily life! When I am working to exceed a goal or reach a new level of success, I picture myself at the finish line. With that in mind I work tirelessly to not let myself down.

3.  What's your favorite part of being a military spouse?  My favorite part about being a military spouse is being part of a community that places the needs of others before their own! We all come from different walks of life and experiences but share the same experience, sacrifice, and love for our Soldiers!

4.  How many years have you been a military spouse?  I have been a military spouse for 11 years now. It is almost hard to believe and had to do the mental math before answering the question. Through all the deployments, moves, and uncertainty I remain proud and look forward to supporting my Soldier as he finishes what we hope to be 20+ years of service!

5.  Kids?  Animals?  I am the proud mother of our 9 year old son Evan! He is our one and only. Our Family also includes two dogs named Dusty and Picasso!

6.  What is the best part of your business/company that you would like to share with us?  The best part about being a Mary Kay consultant is helping women enrich their lives! When I sit down for a consultation and help someone find your perfect lip color I get to watch that woman stand a little taller and hold her head just a little higher. In turn when I assist someone in starting their own business, I am blessed to watch them invent in themselves and find the confidence in their ability to be successful!

7.  Anything else you would like to share with us?  I would like to thank Pam McFarland for the opportunity to be part of the project for The Patriotic Pam! She is a women of action and I am proud to call her a friend! Remember that we are all unique and special, each one of use bringing a different gift to the table! Take some time to appreciate your gifts and talents and then find the courage to share them with someone else!

I'm so glad Lena joined us today.  She has a special giveaway for us today.  Please look for the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a FREE a set of Mary Kay Satin Hands.  All winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winners will be contacted through their Facebook accounts by Lena!  
Enter HERE...

Please don't forget if you are interested in connecting more with Lena, she would LOVE to hear from you on either her Mary Kay Website or through her Facebook account!

I hope you enjoyed today's feature.  If you would like to be the next featured MilSpouse, please feel free to contact me.  I love to connect with other Military Spouses and like I said in the beginning you are all my Heroes!!!  


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1 comment:

  1. I totally agree. Glad I stumbled accross your blog. Glad to have found you.