A New Adventure

If you follow me on Twitter or FaceBook or know me at all in real life, you probably know that I love to read. It has always been my absolute favorite hobby. And, in case you were wondering, teen vampire novels definitely count as reading.

I’ve recently started a new adventure as an Independent Consultant with Usborne Books & More. Usborne books are some of my favorite children’s books – beautiful and educational and also lots of fun to read!


For some time I’ve looked for a job that I could do part time, while staying home with Mikayla, working on my own schedule, that didn’t make me want to jab a pencil in my eye. So basically I wanted a job that didn’t exist. A few weeks ago I stopped by the Usborne booth at a curriculum fair. Then I left the booth because I didn’t “need” to buy anything. Then I came back 20 minutes later because I definitely “needed” to buy some books. The kind woman working in the booth laughed at my difficulty in narrowing down my list of purchases and said, “You should just become a consultant so you can get all these at a discount.”

I dismissed the idea immediately because selling anything is…just…the most terrifying. But then a small, quiet idea popped into my head that this might be the job I’d been hoping for. I can set my own hours, work around our families schedule, get a bunch of free books for our own library and I get to share my love of reading and encourage a love of reading in children. And, I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say that I also want to pay for a trip to Disney.

I am excited about this adventure. Nervous, but excited. I wanted to share my little journey for two reasons. First, because Usborne books are truly remarkable and offer a variety of treasured reading material for children of all ages. If you aren’t familiar, you can browse the online catalog. Secondly, because perhaps someone reading this has also been in search of the impossible to find job and maybe this post will cause you to think of a small, quiet idea – maybe that job isn’t so impossible after all.

If you share my love of Usborne books and would like the opportunity to get them for free, I’d love to talk to you about hosting a home show (or even an eShow).

Wish me luck on what I hope to be a grand adventure. What new adventures have you taken on lately?


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