19 Sep 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.