First I want to wish one of my best friends Tiffanie Perry to continue resting in peace. A year ago
she was no longer with us. September 6,2010. Such a great person. I miss her everyday.
Labor day. What does Labor day mean to you? If you would have met me 3 or 4 years ago you would have seen me off from work, partying my booty off at Devils Cove in Lake Travis, and a little extra curvy. I am definitely not that girl anymore but happy I experienced all those times because I have a lot of great memories and it is what helped shaped me into who I am today. I have matured a lot since then. Now, for me to celebrate is to work and take advantage of the fact that I can work.
Today I worked at my eyelash boutique and was having a conversation a neighbor about a friend we know that is having a hard time finding work. Also on my lunch break I went to Market Street ( supermarket by my work) where I always get fresh romaine lettuce from the salad bar for my salad. I noticed the same lady at the register and I said “Your always working girl!” she then said ” Yes, I am always working. I got laid off 2 years ago and I was thankful to find a job here”. It was very refreshing to hear that. So many people complain about what they do for a living or complain they aren’t doing what they love because it doesn’t make them money and what not. Look people, you are responsible for your own actions so if you don’t like it, then do something about it! I have never taken a job based on what it paid only because I would rather make less doing what I love than make a lot and be miserable. No matter what ,if your doing something you love you will find success in it because you are more passionate towards it and are motivated to make it happen. When I walked back to work I started thinking about how blessed I am even having a job. When I lived in Austin, I had a huge clientele and I had worked on majority of them for years. When my husband told me we were moving to Dallas I was scared to death. It took me years to get the clientele I had and I went through a lot to get to be my own boss. I was so scared to start over and not bring in the same money I was bringing. I prayed about it and that is when I had to decide to Faith it. I had to believe and be positive that something good would come out of this. I moved and a couple days later my husband got a call from Groupon asking if we wanted to advertise our businesses on it. It was a huge blessing. A week later my Groupon deal rolled out on Groupon and I gained 150 new clients. Not only that but the majority rebooked with me.It made me want to cry of joy. One thing I have learned is to not live in fear because then you attract all those negative thoughts. No matter what happens , no matter how hard it gets, stay within Faith. I have been hearing so many stories lately about all kinds of people losing jobs and it is so sad. If you get a moment stop and think about your job. Cherish it , love it, and be thankful for it.
The past couple Labor days I haven’t really hung out with friends. I was always at the gym training for a show. I competed in 5 shows last year and I missed out on a lot of things with my friends. I have missed out a lot this year because of the move, traveling, training and planning our wedding ceremony. Its already the end of the year and I haven’t really seen a lot of my girlfriends. So this year for Labor day I made it a point to hang out with friends. I am currently 2 weeks out and didn’t want to be around all the temptations but I just remembered I chose to compete. I survived and it wasn’t that bad. It was nice seeing some of my girlfriends especially since I haven’t seen them in months! I am glad they came to town it was such a memorable weekend for me.