I am right where I am suppose to be

I never would have dreamed twenty or even thirty years ago that I would be in the place that I am now. If I had to throw an arrow at my future picture back then, I would have miserably missed the mark of where I am today… but little would I have even been able to understand, at that time, I was right where I was suppose to be. As I look back over the uniquely contrasting chapters of my life, I see a beautiful collision that was necessary to bring me to this point. The little, athletic, musician, with a love for all things beautiful, went on to chase her dreams, only to detour several times, having no idea of the maneuvers that she would learn, in order to navigate… and the strength that she owned.

As life would have it, my path turned from what I wanted to do, to what I had to do, only to convince myself that I was in the best possible place. A creative person in the world of high pressure corporate sales for nearly two decades, is a contradiction¬†in itself. But, being that competition was in my blood, I made a success of working for a two¬†of the largest medical organizations in the world, and in the midst of chasing numbers, and corporate initiatives, I hit a wall. Little did I know at that time… I was right where I was suppose to be. I honestly believe that if you don’t come to “that place” you may not make the next move, that could very possibly lead to something wonderful. The same mantra only held true for me in so many other phases of my life… through every high and every low, through every tear and grasp for understanding… I was right where I was suppose to be. Every step is a lesson. Every situation is an opportunity to learn and grow. Without that, you miss the pains through which wisdom and strength are gained.

So… today, I feel like I have come full circle. The last six years have been a dream career of being an Aesthetician in the best possible environment. That little, creative, athletic girl, with a love for all things beautiful, is living a life of health and wellness… spending her days continuously learning new and innovative ways to make people look and feel beautiful, grateful for each face that leaves a treatment, glowing in more ways than one. The rewards in that are genuine. Now, the journey continues… my creative side has come alive with the need to share so many things that go beyond exterior beauty… beyond skin. Of course, my favorite skincare and beauty “tips and tricks” will be topics… and most likely my love for style… but more importantly, my hope is that women of all ages will find value in the understanding that taking care of what is visible and neglecting what is behind the exterior, is missing the boat. I will discuss the need for self love and self care, inner strength and independence. Owning these qualities is where beauty is born. Without that base, all of the beauty tricks in the world are worthless. The most beautiful people are those who are truly happy and strong in confidence. I hope to inspire you to take a step towards something new, as scary or intimidating as it may seem… This journey is new for me, and I am excited to see what this phase will bring. I hope that you will join me in this endeavor, drawing from my past, learning from every second of the present and ready for the future. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt… that I am right where I am suppose to be.

Well wishes,

Mary

 

 

2 Comments
  • Bethany Schultz
    Posted at 19:40h, 25 September Reply

    Hi Mary,

    I wanted to reach out to you because I am curious about your job and also curious if it provides you with a sense of balance in life. I am familiar with you from living in nashville for skin years and going to skin mb for my skin care. I am a nurse and I have been in nursing for the last 11 years going into my 12th years. I truly love my job and the impact I have on people, mostly getting to educate them on owning their own health. I have spent most of my time as a nurses working in pediatric oncology and some of it in home care where I am currently working. The thing is in the hospital I did not have the autonomy I desired as a nurse or the ability to really take the time to provide education that goes behind the current problem, I believe truly that health is a make of all parts of an individual and if one is off balance the other parts are surely not far behind. Working in the hospital involves years of night shifts until seniority is reached for a day position and 12 hour shifts and lots of weekends, leaving a person feeling extremely exhausted on days off, and no work life balance. Home care is an amazingly rewarding field in nurse as I get to really take my time to impact a patient right where they are at, however, balancing the requirements of meetings, and productivity leaves a person feeling like the job never ends, and can lead to long days and again no work life balance. I have a lot of desires to become a yoga instructor and also to do nursing in the holistic integrative medicine type of way. I am familiar with a center here in Grand Rapids michigan that provides allergy treatment, mindfullness/meditation, skin care, massage, and a variety of other things. I know this is the path I want to go in but I just need to narrow my direction. I wanted to ask you a few questions, as I have learned when you reach out towards people that are living out an example of your dreams the universe brings things to you, you learn something. I was wondering to feel like you have balance in your life? See as a nurse I feel like I am on the fastest speed boat in water that is going to keep going at this pace. Also do you feel like in the occupation you do you make enough money to support you? I am curious as to what you make in a year, as I don’t want to ask something so personal but I have no idea what an income for this profession is. I am 36 years old and single and I am emotionally in the best place I have ever been in because I have done a lot of work on self love, acceptance, ect, but being able to provide for myself independently is really important to me. I am so thankful you started this blog, I really love your style, and your advise. Reading your blog makes me think of the show big little lies and the message behind it on how we all have struggles in life, but how important it is for women to build other women up. Thanks Mary!

    • marymatts
      Posted at 14:12h, 26 September Reply

      Bethany, thank you for following my blog. I think it is so important to have work/ life balance and it can be a hard thing to acquire unless you have the right plan. I admire your tenacity to build a lifestyle that works for you. I consult with people in the same position that you are, all of the time. Feel free to reach out to me via my contact page, so that we can continue the conversation.
      Xx, M

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