Article by Helen Chidgey 09.05.16
Back in 2012 I received the news that no one wants to hear, that tore my world apart, when I was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour. Luckily for me treatable, albeit with major surgery but leaving me with little choice but to step away from my previous role as a Training Officer at Coventry City Council..
My recovery was slow but thankfully straight forward in the scheme of things I was incredibly lucky! No chemo or radiotherapy to endure but many long months of agonising pain and an overwhelming sense of doubt in myself and my body. How could I return to a ‘normal’ and fulfilling life but when the time came working for myself made so much sense, I could work when I wanted to, where I wanted to and, best of all fit around the needs of family life!
After dabbling for a short time with a major established company selling makeup and gifts door to door; finding Tropic was a breath of fresh air! At last something I could be passionate about, products that I could rely on to contain no nasty chemicals that have the potential to cause so much damage to our bodies, just pure natural ingredients to boost my health and vitality. When I look in the mirror I know they are making a difference to how I look and certainly in how I feel. Sharing this feeling with others is a joy! I feel empowered to make a difference in others’ lives which is something that has always been of great importance for me in whatever role I’ve been in. I’m now also in a position to be able to help others share this amazing feeling too as I build a team of like-minded people all sharing the same passion.
This new chapter hasn’t been without plenty of challenges but then that is what makes it a positive experience! I love learning new ways to achieve my goals. This fresh, exciting, journey has allowed me to make so many good friends along the way and I think I’ve found my true path in life!
The future is looking good – I love what I do and with Susan Ma’s innovative products I have absolute faith in a bright future that I wouldn’t swap for anything!
FB: Tropic Skincare Stratford with Helen