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A new job in a new town!

12 Nov

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It’s been a long time since I’ve written. I was deep in thought, when last we spoke, about my decisions and what to make of them. As this quote says, my plan for my life did not work out as I had hoped and I was also wondering about my move into sales full time and if it was for me. Well, after much time, I have to say it most definitely is not! The life of a full-time sales person definitely was killing me. I’m an introvert by nature, and so much of sales is based on the extrovert personality. While I learned, adapted, and did well, I did nothing else outside of work and that was killing me slowly…

Flash forward to today. Today is one of my last days in Frederick, MD as I move to a new life and new path with the great company at Carmax. I’ve accepted a position as Art Director at the home office and start on Monday! So while I may have been doubting my desire to keep pushing on in graphic design with all this hardship and strife over the last decade, I can unequivocally say I’m on the right path and it’s all paid off! I’m so excited to be working with such a great company. The choice to take on sales primed me for what is next and got my foot in the door with a great business, great people, and amazing opportunities for growth.

To those that have supported me on my journey, I thank you. To those that didn’t understand, I wish you the best in your own personal journey. To those that became my dearest friends through all of this, words can not express what you mean to me.

Now back to packing! 😀moved

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Crossroads are funny things…

10 Jun

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Do you ever feel that when you are making forward progress, or you think it’s forward progress, that you’re back at a crossroads? I definitely do as I transition into my life at Carmax and my move to Frederick. I definitely feel more isolated than I did in the country and rolling hills where I used to live. Strange, isn’t it, to be surrounded by people and yet feel more cut off? Starting over in life is never easy. I’m glad I have several opportunities I’m working on right now, my business in skincare with Rodan + Fields (my skin has never looked better!), my part time job at the winery I love (hmmmm wine) and my new job at Carmax (is car sales really for me?), but sometimes I wish I just knew what to do next after my career in graphic design. What’s your mind working on today? Mine is on overdrive lately and I even dream about these decisions… 

Perhaps it’s time for a vacation… it has been about 10 years since I had one, or longer, and at least a year or two since I’ve gotten to enjoy the ocean even for a weekend… where would you go if you could duck off anywhere for the weekend? 

We’ve got a winner for Rodan + Fields Sunless Foaming Tanner & Lip Balm!

11 Nov

At the end of October, I had a skin-it to win-it campaign where I asked customers, friends and family to try the Rodan and Fields Dermatologists’ interactive skin consultation tool for a chance to win these two fabulous products: the Essentials Sunless Foaming Tanner and the Lip Balm! Our winner for the package on the web site was Amy Burgin! A big heart-felt congrats to Amy on winning this special prize! We hope you enjoy it!

Rodan and Fields Dermatologists Essentials Sunless Foaming Tanner and Lip BalmAnd last weekend, we were a vendor for the Gaithersburg, MD Health Expo where we also gave away this same incredible prize pack. Today I drew that winner and it’s the fabulous Nichole Reilly, RN, the Clinical Director at Secure Medical Care in Beltsville and Gaithersburg, MD. If you have never heard of the facility, please check them out. They fill a much-needed gap between regular physicians and emergency care and it’s good to know where they are in your community! A HUGE congrats to Nichole! I know she will enjoy the products and a little pampering for herself while she is so focused on helping others!

If you are interested in learning more about where we’ll be next, follow me over on facebook or twitter to learn up to the minute, where we are and what we are up to!

Rodan + Fields Sunless Tanner & Lip Balm FREE product giveaway: Contest Alert!

24 Oct

Essential Tanner and Lip Balm PhotographAfter attending the Home Business Expo in Frederick, MD, my prize winner has not claimed their prize! So, their loss is YOUR gain. This is my way to say ‘thank you’ to my fans and give them a chance to win this for themselves as well as tell their friends about it too! So, here are details below:

SKIN IT TO WIN IT!
Want to keep your fabulous summer glow all winter long PLUS keep those lips moist with our SPF lip balm? Here’s how to win through facebook and twitter:

1. Click here on the skin consultation Solution Tool!
2. Answer a few short questions about your skin using our new Rodan + Fields Solution Tool. It will give you recommendations straight from the Doctors for your skin and a specific plan to follow.
3. Have your personal prescription for change emailed to you.
4. Then click on the “share on Facebook” button or the “share on Twitter” button to share with your friends and have them do the same. It’s that simple! Everyone who follows these 4 steps is entered to win a FREE FULL-SIZE SUNLESS FOAMING TANNER & LIP BALM to be given away OCTOBER 31st! THE MORE YOU SHARE THE MORE CHANCES TO WIN…GOOD LUCK! Just one week to enter! Get sharing!

P.S. Comment here too when you’ve shared it/done it to receive a bonus entry! 😀

Hello world!

3 Oct

Hello internet world.. I’ve moved my page from marykoster.wordpress.com to GorgeousSkin4U.wordpress.com to match my twitter address. 😀 Check me out there!