This past month, Lady in Red International, a brand serving the fragrance industry for over 30 years, released two new fragrances for men and women. Through out the years, their mission has been to empower men & women and help them feel their best and most confident. As we all know, over the course of time our lifestyles and roles in society have drastically changed. We are busier than ever before. From sharing our lives on social and embracing the digital age to being passionate warriors for social justice or even taking on side hustles, we are all multi-faceted people faced with many tasks and challenges daily. These insights have driven their passion for developing a fragrance perfect to get you through all these moments in our lives whether it be big or small and to make you feel empowered enough to conquer it all.
I’ve partnered with Lady In Red to share with you what motivates and empowers me to conquer it all. I can tell you without a second thought that it is my parents, especially my dad. That might sound cliché but it couldn’t be more true. From the time I was a child, my parents constantly instilled the importance of morality, hard work and believing in yourself. I may not have understood it then, but now I know that these have been the pillars for the success I’ve had so far in life.
Growing up, I watched my dad excel in his career and he became my role model. He’s always pushed me to succeed but really what motivates me the most is seeing him do it himself. I was blessed enough to live such a great childhood due to all my dad was able to provide for me. I hope one day I can give the same to my own children. This thought is what inspires me each day I am at work achieving my goal. They pushed me to excel in school and sports and never took no for an answer. I will forever be thankful for that because that type of drive is what has helped mt to achieve 2 promotions in the 4 years since I began my career.
The most amazing thing to me was how he was able to balance such a successful career with having a family so well. I grew up an only child and as a result of that I spent a lot of time with my parents. I played tennis and softball. I danced, acted and ice skated. My parents enrolled me in every activity under the sun to make me well-rounded and let me tell you one thing– my dad never missed a thing. Now, having my own job I realize how hard that must have been. Yet, another part of life I hope to be able to give to my kids.
The relationship between my mom and dad gave something to aspire to as well. They made me see how a marriage is all about kindness and patience. No marriage is perfect but I would say theirs came pretty close. They truly were a team. These aspects of their love that I saw on a daily basis are those that I plan to take into my own marriage next year. I’ve always wanted to strive to have a relationship like theirs and they truly gave me something to work towards. I am a better person in my relationship because of them.
Later on in life, my dad became a role model to me for completely different reasons. When I was 16, we lost my mom to a brutal battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. When she died, it felt like the air was sucked out of me. I wasn’t sure how we would ever move on from that. Our small family was so tight-knit, it felt like we had been split in half. How my dad took care of me and handled his grief is something I will always admire. He was my rock and together we were able to get through it.
Now 10 years later, he has inspired me yet again by re-marrying my wonderful stepmother and starting a new life for himself; a second chance at love and happiness. Even now that I am an adult, he never ceases to amaze me.
My parents gave me so much and I hope that I can even provide a quarter of the love, protection and wisdom that they gave me over the years to my own kids. I want the kind of love and success that they had and that’s what empowers me every day to achieve my goals.
I’m excited to share with you a buy one get one free discount for any Lady In Red 1.7 oz. perfume or cologne just in time for the holiday season. Each purchase will include a surprise holiday gift.
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