It’s October 7, 2018 and Sénica is officially 11 years old today. As I reflect on this day and appreciate Sénica’s eleven-year successful business journey, I’m thinking of this past year. This time last year, I lost someone very near and dear to me. When I wasn’t busying myself with work, I was pondering over life, my next move, and what my ideal day-to-day would be. I feel I’ve cried more during this past year than I probably have in my entire life. I still have moments of intense grief, but I fully embrace them because I also have amazing memories that I cherish.
Mourning created space for me to be reflective and analytical, characteristics that are my norm but that were kicked into overdrive. This led me to ask plenty of questions including this one: How does one continue to do one’s work with the stubborn weight of grief on one’s plate—even when that work does not seem to yield the results one desires?
I still don’t have the answers, but, as I said last year, I am stronger than I ever imagined. Despite the ebb and flow of life, helping people care for themselves through my work with Sénica remains one of my greatest joys. It is one extension of caring for people, like my awesome customers, and letting them know that they matter.
There are also other aspects of life that I am re-exploring, talents and skills that I am gifted in and have put on the back burner. Those things also brought me joy and will again. I’m dusting off my clarinet, taking my needle and thread out of retirement, and calling on my producer friends to put our hands to a to tune or two with all of our audacious West Indian flare. In this ever-evolving life journey one day at a time wins the day.
Through Sénica, I’ve had the honor and pleasure of connecting with amazing people and being of service to you and your family. I am grateful that you’ve allowed Sénica to be part of your life. Let’s connect more as we embark on another year.
You can always reach out via email or social media. Posting oh so popular selfies and nicely curated life photos is nice, but you will also find encouragement, self-care tips, and educational resources on our social platforms. (I am putting together a group where we can connect regularly. You can join me here, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2019758318104421.)
How has life been for you? Hit reply and let me know. I read and personally reply to these emails. I know I let a few slip through the cracks over the years but never intentionally, though.
Here’s to brighter days to come, embracing the turbulence of life, and being resilient during the process. Thank you for being part of the Sénica family.
Natural. Beautiful. You.®,
Benardett, Creator of Sénica® Products
P.S. We’re doing a week-long anniversary special: 15% off all orders, enter code ‘C1115’ at checkout. The offer ends on Sunday, October 14th, some exclusions apply.
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