It’s been a while since I have sat down and been able to think about writing something in my professional blog… heck it’s been a month since I posted in my personal blog as well! Things… have been crazy I suppose is a good adjective for what August was. That’s probably not the greatest of reasons… but… maybe after I attempt to explain in my ramblings… you will accept my craziness as a decent excuse?
So… let’s see… towards the end of July (as you may have read in a previous post) I gained a new JOB #2! I am still happily working away at On The Fringe hair studio and spa in Vancouver, Washington and I cannot say enough great things about my new Job #2! It was definitely the best choice for me and I have no regrets with my decision with quitting my threading job at the mall for this position. Life certainly throws you curve balls at moments when you aren’t quite sure if you should go left or right… if you should lead or stay in the crowd… you just truly have to follow that gut instinct and I did… and I am so pleased that I did! Working at this salon has made my desire and passion for my career come back and a new light has awakened with me! I am regretful that I allowed my job at the mall to darken my path even for a few moments let along months… before I finally was able to get away!
I am happily fitting in well with the staff and building a great clientele base. I have serviced several of the stylists clients as well as many of my previous clients from the mall have slowly started to find me at my new location… in fact a few that either lost my contact details or they weren’t able to learn about my departure until after I was gone still managed to get my details after calling and bugging a few of the employees at the KIOSK until they finally broke and either got told exactly where to go to find me or they were given my contact details to reach me directly! I must admit… it’s a nice feeling knowing I made that much of an impact on someone that they were willing to go that far to still want to keep using me! It does make me feel important and special! Definitely puts a little swagger in my step at moments! LOL!!
So my professional part of me is starting to get better… each and every day I am at that place and in Woodland at the local salon I am feeling more in touch with my career and happier… more the way it felt when I first started! It is amazing when someone or something can place such a horrible weight on your shoulders that you start to question why… I am glad I was able to get away from said job and moved onto something bigger, better and a place I can definitely expand my proverbial wings!
My new boss, Tina is amazing… she really seems real and has taken me under her wing and helped me build a good start to my clientele… her clients seem to really like my work and the threading has given me a nice niche in the Esthetics world… something she can brag about and talk up that isn’t available hardly anyplace else around!!
Things are great professionally…. personally… hahahaha… that’s another thing. 😦
I have learned much about myself in the past 4 months since a significant change occurred and I am learning why now I can truly appreciate said break… it wasn’t what I wanted or desired. But, at the end of the day, I do understand and I hope he will always know my belief will never change. I understand the rock and a hard place we were and are within… it’s not a fair position we were placed within… but… for now, we are being who we need to be and that is what is important… we have to take care of ourselves and just believe…. and know in our hearts what will pass shall pass and all good things aren’t necessarily ever over, they just change and get better… eventually…. or not? 😉 I just know without said persons support, wisdom and comfort and the big pushes made with me… I’m not quite sure I’d be where I am or believe what I sincerely do believe! I am a product of my environment and what I have experienced, felt, touched, tasted and I am forever grateful for every single good, or bad thing that has came into my life… these things have helped to create the fantastic woman I am right now! And the even better woman I will develop into as the years come to pass.
Turning 40 was definitely something I am happy about… I wasn’t sure what to think and feel when that number approached me back in May, but, I can attest that I am happy being 40. I am even happier that most don’t even think i appear 40… most seem to guess around 35 and that’s more then okay with me! Anytime I appear younger is great! Which means I am doing something right… I am happy with myself and loving me.
This summer… the summer of 2012 was a pivotal change for me… for my professional life as well as my personal life. I have seen and experienced much in my 40 years…. and I am grateful for each experience. Good or bad, liking them or not at the time… they have all molded me into ME. That being said… I do not think personally or professionally I would be where I am right now if it weren’t for a few amazing people that helped me create the ME I am right now… and I want to thank them all…
You all are so incredibly important to me and my successes… when I have failed you have been there encouraging me and when I succeeded you were the people that I thought about first and wanted nothing more then to share my success with most of all. There is one extremely special individual that I was not able to share this with… my successes that is… yet. But, time seems to have a great way of showing me that anything is possible… and I think just as everything serves a time, place and need… I will have that day… until then, I am and forever remaining on my path of greatness I have set for myself and I will continue to challenge myself every single day to be the best I can be. I want these people to always be proud of me and I want to always be held accountable for my successes and failures… I own then both…
So… as Fall seems to be approaching at warp speed… I can only hope that this new year I have in front of me will be full of the best, most amazing adventures, that I will continue to be challenged and come through for myself and continue on with my happiness. I will never surrender and I will never give up on ANY of my dreams…
As I close this post… I am left to reflect on the date… 9.11.2012… 11 years since my perspective changed… I think being raised within a country that provides so much automatic freedoms we become lack-luster and maybe not appreciate everything we have available to and for us… 11 years ago that started to slowly change for me. I started to do the “stop and smell the Roses” thing much more often… I started to realize what being vulnerable meant and could mean… fear had a different set of rules… but, with time, we all start to get back to a similar routine of our daily lives… and forget… I will never ever again forget how much I have to be grateful for… this past year reminds me of the important things I hold true to myself… I don’t need all the materialistic things to be happy… this I have learned… sure it’s incredibly nice to have such things… but… truly… it’s not necessary.
I live in a very small place, actually, many might claim it as being extremely meager… yet, I have experienced more in this place I call my home then I can ever begin to acknowledge. The love, the emotions, passion and memories I have surrounding me… they will continue to inspire me and help me every single day of my journey.
I hope you all had time to breath today and smile… and just be. There IS truly so much that surrounds us that never should ever be taken for granted. Never walk by without taking that first glance… because that first glance may be all you ever get.
okay… sorry… I was getting deep… had to have my moment I suppose.
I am once again, very sorry for the delay and I hope you at least enjoyed my retrospective of my past month and my ramblings about all things ME. LOL…
I have some great ideas floating around in my head about posts I plan to create very soon… and I promise they will be much sooner then a month from now! So hang in there and thank you for reading and I hope my blog has been useful for you… If you have any suggestions of people, places, ideas or anything Esthetically pleasing… please by all means let me know! I’d be happy to share it with my world!!!
Happy Tuesday Evening everyone! Peace out!
one of my favorite quotes
so very true…
I really love this song… Jason Mraz is one of my current favs… hope you enjoy! 🙂
Thanks Again for taking the time for reading!