Dear God,

January 30, 2009

I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow, but today I’m going to accept being imperfect. All that I ask is that You help me along the way.

I may not know the right thing to write, or the right thing to say, or the right thing to do. But in this moment, I am trusting You to lead me.

I’m just going to focus on doing my best.

Please walk alongside me and take care of the rest. I ask You Oh Lord to keep me out of harm’s way.

I thank You and I praise You in advance.



My Question To YOU

January 30, 2009

Are you happy?

Questions in my head at the moment.

January 30, 2009

Am I happy?

Why can’t I just live my life without being so afraid?

Why am I afraid?

What am I afraid of?

Why can’t I relax?

Why can’t I just trust in the process?

What’s the big deal of having debt?

God, how can we be closer?

Am I going to lose this weight?

Who am I to be successful?

Why do I feel the need to have all the answers?

Why am I such a control freak?

Why do I feel I have to do the right thing?

What is the right thing?

What is the next thing?

What if this business fails?

Nothing is permanent, so who cares if I make mistakes?

Isn’t life supposed to be an adventure?

Why do I take everything so seriously?

Why are all of these questions running through my mind?

Quote of the Day

January 30, 2009

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”

– Helen Keller

Plan B?

January 28, 2009

I guess I’ve had tunnel vision the last couple of months because all I’ve been focusing on is meeting my goal of opening a hair salon in January 2010.

But today in class, I realized just how many career options, just like in any other industry I guess, there are in the hair industry:

  • Salon Owner
  • Hairstylist
  • Colorist
  • Salon Trainer
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Special Events Manager
  • Retail Distributor
  • PR/Marketing Coordinator
  • Industry Publication Contributor
  • Corporate Executive

And that’s just to name a few.

I mean, I still have high hopes of opening the salon next year.

But I must admit, I find a sense of security knowing that if Plan A doesn’t work out, I’ll still have other options…

My Question to YOU

January 28, 2009

Ladies, have you ever worn fake eyelashes?

My first day in class.

January 28, 2009

So, I started my cosmetology class this past Monday. And I’m liking it already.

I’m being exposed to a wide variety of people – hair veterans, as well as the amateurs.  Most of the girls are already working in salons as apprentices, but one girl, like me, is making a complete career change.

And my instructor, she seems pretty cool and has worked in the industry for a long time.  She’s worked at a salon franchise (Sports Clips), and in another salon prior to that.  Plus, she’s owned her own shop in Richmond. So, she’s pretty much seen it all.

But most fun to me right now, and probably because I’m so new to this, is that the school is putting together a fashion show/ hair competition in March. All of the students get to participate, should they so choose. I know I won’t be doing any hair, but I may participate as a hair model. 🙂

What?!?!? Can’t a girl fantasize just a little?

This is going to be fun!

Quote of the Day

January 28, 2009

” There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When  you’re committed to do something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
– Ken Blanchard

Before you quit your job.

January 26, 2009

I know someone who is ready to leave the corporate world.

So, I wanted to find an article on things a person should do/think about before they quit. And I stumbled across a great article on “Things To Consider Before You Quit Your Job.”

Some of these things I did, while others I could have done better.

Check it out.

My Question To YOU

January 26, 2009

What do you snack on during the day?