Tuesday, July 19, 2011

These people

I love when smiles are genuine. I love when people love you for you. I love when you find someone that you know you were meant to meet. I love when you can think of one word that might be associated with an inside joke you have with someone and you just burst out laughing no matter what you are doing.

I love that all of the sentences above apply to these people. They are some of the greatest friends I've ever had...and probably will have. And I know we're all going our separate ways, but somehow I know it will be okay. I hate that I'm getting teary just typing this...But I just wanted to let these people know how much they mean to me.

To My Michael: Thank you for teaching me how to be talented. That it's okay to just sit and think and be alone with my thoughts sometimes. Thank you for loving me and making me laugh. Thank you for being one of my very first friends in Price, America.

To Farrah: Thank you for teaching me that kindness is possible. You have one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know. Your compassion for others is truly an example to me. Thank you for that very first night in the penguin room. My life was forever changed :)

To Grandpa Kelty: Thank your teaching me that sleep is important. Bahaha! Just kidding ;) Thank you for teaching me to be patient, and that wonderful things take time. Thank you for letting me see you just as you are. And thank you for thinking that I'm beautiful. All the time.

To Sterling: Thank you for teaching me that there is more than one way to do things. Thank you for teaching me that it's so important to have a passion for whatever I choose to do. You blow my mind!!! (Get a load of you! :))

I know I am only me because of the wonderful examples I have in my life. I have the best friends/family anyone could ask for. I'm truly blessed.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Still Breathing

Life can be so stressful. And I know that is news to no one. But sometimes I feel like I get caught up in what other people want, and not what I want. Or I get lost in the task at hand that I feel like sometimes life is passing me by and I'm trying so hard to catch it. I'm not sure if that makes sense to anyone else but I got it.

As a new stylist in beauty school, they warn you that the first year you won't make any money. They tell you it will take at least 5 years to build a clientele. Basically only the strong survive in this industry. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get what you want. So lately, I've been feeling really discouraged because I feel like I'm just sitting there. Waiting for my business to come to me. But over the past 2 weeks I have been busy!!! I hadn't noticed really and was talking to my boss about how lame I felt. She pulled up my spreadsheet showing how much I made and blah blah blah. She told me I was doing really well for just starting a month ago. I am steadily increasing and that's all that matters. Then she told me something that made me so happy. "And the girls really like you". What? Really? I don't know why but that stunned me. People that have been in this industry almost half my life look at me and like me. I felt so good!!
So maybe I really am where I am supposed to be.

In other news, my best friend Arryn has moved. And I'm a saddy. Granted, it's just to West Jordan but still. No more random sleepovers, no more late late late taco bell runs, no more "hey wanna come over" on a moments notice. I've never had a friend like Arryn. She really is my other half and the jelly to my peanut butter. I guess I'll just take this time to say Arryn I love you. And I know that you'll be the best adult ever! But come back for sunday dinners every once in awhile okay?

x0x0x, Lisha