Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Passions..on top of Passion?
Good day...I said GOOD DAY!
Its been quite some time since I've blogged, eh? (Canadian EH!?) But I figured I'd get you all up to speed on my life, and new lifestyle choices. I'll give you a bit of a back round story first: In January of this year, I toyed with the idea of going back to old career choice, Esthetics. I figured, new year, new job..? I played back and forth with the idea and every time I decided to bring it up to someone, they were ALL for it. But there is ALWAYS someone who lives life in the cautious lane (my loving mother) and always warned me against it; saying.. "I don't know Pie, you have such a good job, benefits..etc." or "DO you really think that's a good idea?" an so forth. SO, I never made the move, constantly hearing her voice in the back of my mind like a tiny mosquito in your ear.
WELL, a month ago, I saw this quote on Pinterest.. "Making a BIG life change is pretty scary, but you know whats even scarier?..Regret". SO, I squashed that mosquito and decided to start on my search. I did not tell anyone (seriously..NO ONE.) about my life change, as I am a very influential person, in the fact that, if someone said "not a good idea.." (as in my past..) I'd shy away from the change and continue living my daily life. SO, all opinions to the side, I came across an "Eye Lash Technician" job ad and decided to apply! She called me that day, and I went for the interview that same evening. I went back the next day to practice on a mannequin (to really make sure I knew what was involved) and I impressed her with my dazzling skills (and amazing personality..HA) and she said "well, the job is yours if you're interested". To which I said "absolutely!" and gave my notice the next day.
If you're wondering, yes I did cry when giving my notice. I had worked at my old job for 3+ years; had my own office and had people answer to me. I worked with the most amazing group of people, but at the end of the day I knew my heart just wasn't in it anymore AND it was not where my passion lived. My passion my beautiful reader lies within the beauty industry. Its not necessarily lashes, but that's part of it. I WILL open my own spa and I figured this was a skill that would be AMAZING to offer my clients. SO I took a pay cut (for now..) and went forth with it; thinking of my future.
The BIGGEST point I'm making is that life is short, we must do what we love. You need to find out what you really want out of this life and what FEELS right, and go forth with it. You need to block out all the "nay-Sayers" and do what you need to do. Someone people stand in your way, because they are to scared to dream BIG. Well this lady, is NOT one of those people. You could come up to me tomorrow and say "Hay! I'm going to become a clown and join the circus" and my exact phrase would be "Uhhh OK..random...but live your dreams circus man, live your dreams!!". The best way to figure out your passion, If you won the lottery/unlimited life funds, what would you do? Well, first I'd pay of all debts..travel..buy a home, etc. But after ALL that, I'd STILL open up a spa because as they say "IF you love your job, you'll never work another day in your life..".
Figure out what your passion is and let it ignite you..Just a little tip from me to you.
Love, Laura xoxox