So yesterday was the first day of spring.

It was 2* when I left the house, with at least 2′ of snow in the yard.

Sure, it warmed up to 38*, the sun came out, and the snow dropped an inch or two.

Spring huh?

One of the things I love about Vermont are the changing seasons. They also frustrate me.  I’ve spent my entire professional career moving jobs with the seasons. Sometimes predictably, sometimes not. This is  one of those “not” years.

You see, I’m struggling to figure out how to grow. My “career” job seems maxed out- I’ve hit the glass or real ceiling (hard to tell these days) and while I love what I do and love the people I do it with, I also love learning, growing and changing people’s lives.

I love solving problems.

I love educating people.

It’s why I’ve been so fulfilled by Beautycounter and the work we do to both educate and solve a major problem in our country.

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I love working with others to bring about change. It took me a while to figure that out. To figure out what I loved about teaching skiing was helping people solve problems- to do things they didn’t think they could do.

I’ve done things I didn’t think I could do. Ask the tomboy of my childhood if I’d confidently be offering makeovers and beauty advice to college kids and she’d laugh until she peed her pants. But there I was just the other day, in the gym, confidently (ok, mostly confidently) applying mascara and foundation to strangers while sharing the mission and other safer products.

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With the change in season comes an opportunity to invest more of my time in educating and advocating for better beauty. I’m reminded that the opportunities are endless. That there are endless people that need to know this information.

So I’m looking at this change in season as a time to really mix it up. To go all in. To push myself to do better. To help more people. Visit me on Facebook or shoot me a message. I want to help you do the same. To help you make a difference in the lives of those around you. Let’s make this your season too!