Life Update:

"Wake up early tomorrow. Eat a good breakfast. Do your hair and makeup and put on a kick-ass outfit. Buy your cup of coffee and enjoy every sip of it. Go to work, make that money, and learn something new in the process. Nourish. Grow. Inspire. Self-destruction is not an option. And let every choice you make be a brick in the foundation of rebuilding yourself."

Hello my loves!

Blogging is a lot of work. More than the average person would think. This site is my baby.. My love child after going to school for Esthetics...

Going back to school opened a whole new world to me and this blog was a way for me to give back. To share my knowledge and love for this industry.....

Hmmm, this is sort of starting to sound like I'm shutting it down, doesn't it? Well, no worries. I'm not going anywhere! But I do feel that I need to explain to you why I haven't been even close to consistent with my posts.

As many of you know, I accepted a position at the beauty school I went to as an Esthetics Educator. I've always taught, in one way or another. Whether it was children at schools and daycares or via blogging, teaching has always been a passion of mine. After I gradated from TSPA, I was pretty lost as to where I wanted to take things. The blog was one venue but you don't make nearly enough blogging until you put in quite a few years of work.. It's not as easy as YouTube is to "blow up" and catch the attention of companies.

Maybe blogging is a dying industry because of YT but I love it and I chose to stick with it. But along with that, I needed a big girl job! I was dying to find something that could genuinely be a career that I loved and joining the TSPA Buffalo family has been a godsend.

I've been there since July and it has already helped me to grow so much. It tests my boundaries (and patience lol), I learn so much every single day and I feel so good knowing that I can make a difference in someone's life. I teach women of so many different ages and walks of life. I try my best to help prepare them for a new career/life in this industry, give them as much knowledge as I possibly can and I'm so blessed to be able to do that and on top of that, they all teach me so much too! It's so incredibly rewarding in many ways.

For the first time in my life, I can genuinely say that I love my job and I can see this as a lifetime career. Along with teaching Esthetics, I will also be teaching stand-alone makeup and eyelash extension classes. These are brand new to the school so I've been working more than my typical schedule to get these up and running.

Which brings me to why my posts have been so few and far between... Life just gets in the way. I know I don't need to explain myself to some of you but I do worry that I will lose some followers because of this..... But, momma's gotta eat. It's not easy working full time and fitting in visiting with family, friends and spending time with my boyfriend let alone finding nonexistent time to get blog posts done. I admit, there are some days when I do have the time but on those rare moments when I can just sit, relax and have a clean, bare face... I treasure those.

I don't want to stop blogging. And I'm sure some of you would come and find me if I were to lol but I do hope that you bear with me during this transition phase of my life. It's a good one, I promise. I just need to get better with managing my time. I apologize and I miss you all. I do have a ton of things in the works and planned out, it's just getting it done... That is the hard part :)

And on that note,

MUD Makeup Classes in Buffalo, NY

To any licensed Cosmetologists or Estheticians, if you live in/near the Buffalo, NY area.... My first MUD Makeup class starts in January! It's an 8 week course with an eyelash extension class built in! Contact me via any social media if you are interested! Must be licensed to take this course <3

Please contact me if you have any questions, about these stand-alone classes or any other courses TSPA Buffalo has to offer (hair, skin & nails)!

Thank you to my supporters. On those hard days when I want to give up, you are the backbone that I need. And thank you to all who actually read all this rambling.

I appreciate your patience throughout all of this. xoxo.

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Thank you for reading! xoxo.