A New Chapter
I haven’t talked very much about my work, but the bottom line is …I was unhappy.
Three years ago I got an amazing opportunity to do something that many people dream of — become a cosmetologist. I went to beauty school! A dream I never thought would become reality, thanks to my incredible parents for supporting my decision. Within days of getting my license, I was working in a salon. Everything was ideal…for the ideal person.
It didn’t take a long for me to realize that it was not for me. I do love aspects of the beauty industry and I am good at what I do, however, this salon environment was not right for me. Maybe somewhere down the road I will fall into the right line of work within the realm of cosmetology, but as of now… I am free!
Today I went to the salon for the last time to clean out my station, and as relieved as I am to be moving on to bigger and better things, I must confess; it was a little rough to hug my coworkers goodbye. They have been my only social life for the past two years! Plus, they are super great people. Flowers and a sweet card to wish me well through the next chapter of my life were waiting at my station!
I have nothing but the utmost respect for those in the industry. It is not easy, it takes tons of hard work to be successful, build a clientele, etc — but the absolute most important thing is to have the passion. Without it, the determination and thus, success will fall short. I set out to do something and I did it — an accomplishment in and of itself. Those that have the passion and love for it will be successful! It’s a shame it took me so long to realize that it isn’t the right fit for me, but better late than never, right?
Talk About Timing…
The day after my boss and I decided that it was a good time for us to part ways, I got a call from a company asking me to come down and reacquaint myself with my *hopefully* future employer. This is a position I tried for in the past, but a series of unfortunate events and distance made it not work out. Now that the position has opened again, I have been contacted and I pray for good news this time around!
The company is amazing and I will definitely share more about it in the future, but I will say that it is located right in the heart of the city that I will be permanently living in with my soon-to-be husband next year. Things are all coming together!
I definitely fell off the wagon earlier this month, but I got back on and the weight will once again melt off. Doing what I needed to do for my mental health has been such a blessing. I have been able to get back into the groove of things and I am pleased to say that it is actually fun! It has been enjoyable to prepare meals again and plan some Summer activities. I have been afraid to whip out the keto strips, but I think I have found a place where I am content with my weight loss regardless of what they tell me — sometimes the keto strips can make me a little crazy (always wanting to have more and more ketones!) even though I know that is not how one should determine whether or not their efforts are paying off.
And by the way, I recently discovered Whisps…
Ummm…I don’t know what kind of sorcery is involved in their production, but I CANNOT get baked cheese to turn out this good. And that’s all these are!
Satisfying that desire for a crunchy snack, these are great to keep in the pantry for a yummy addition to meals or even for when a craving rears its ugly head. I got mine here since I live out in the middle of nowhere, but if you happen to live near one of their retailers you can of course go pick them up. Click here to see if you are lucky enough to live near one of them!
Thank you all so much for the support, things have been super crazy and stressful lately but that’s life — it will get better, and I only feel right sharing it.
I will start taking update photos and weigh-ins once again!
Thank you so much for reading,
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Robert H. Schuller