Fear almost kept me from becoming a Noonday Ambassador. And part of that was the fear that people would write me off because I was another person selling something.
But the more I thought about it, two things kept coming to mind:
The first, I love when people I know sell things. I’m not bothered by it one bit. Knowing someone that has confidence in their products is amazing in a society where labels lie. And if I can buy something from someone I know rather than from a larger retailer, I’m all for that. I love any chance we get to support the people in our lives.
And secondly, I realized that even that mindset of fear is evidence of my own privilege. I had the option of saying no, and that was all the more reason for me to say yes.
If we have any sort of influence or position or resources it’s up to us to make change in this world. Those of us that have the influence to be able to pass the mic to others for the world to hear their voices hold that responsibility. Those of us that have the positions to be able to advocate for the marginalized and oppressed hold that responsibility. Those of us that have the resources to be able to invest in fair trade businesses around the world that will break the chains of generational poverty and provide sustainable work and dignified jobs hold that responsibility.
You might already have ways of using your influence, position, and resources. But you also might be looking for a way to make an impact. So I have to at least present the opportunity of becoming a Noonday Ambassador to you.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m never going to pressure anyone to do anything. The truth is, being an Ambassador isn’t for everyone. We need people to host shows and to shop the collections! It doesn’t work without all three ways to Noonday! But the truth also is, everyone is going to buy accessories anyway. So why not be an advocate for our artisans and allow people the gift of purchasing in a way that does good and makes a global impact?
And for me, as a stay-at-home and work-part-time-from-home mom, this was the perfect fit. I’ve always been passionate about traveling and learning from other cultures and seeing the Lord at work around the world, about adoption and family preservation, about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world; I long for community; I’ve always worked in ministry and had a heart geared toward it.
But in the season of life we’re in with little ones, I’ve had to be home. And while we know that is what is right for us and for right now, it’s been a process of learning contentment in it all. But along the way, becoming an Ambassador came into my radar. I was supposed to host a trunk show a couple of years ago but wasn’t able to get anyone to show up. It was discouraging, but it also made me start thinking that even though I couldn’t gather people to my own trunk show, maybe I could be someone who brings Noonday to others and their people. I had so many questions and doubts. But when the Modern Leather Tote incentive came last September, I knew it was time to jump in.
With all that said, I’m only a few months into building my business, but I’m here for you if you have any questions at all. It would be a joy to have you on this journey with me and to welcome you into the Ambassador community! It's a beautiful community that chooses celebration over competition and knows we are better together. I’m not here to pressure you at all, I’m simply here to share my story and encourage you in whatever story you’re writing. And together we can cheer each other on and lift others up.
To learn more about joining the community of Noonday Ambassadors, head here.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.