Life | A Week of Firsts

Sunday, December 7, 2014

This passed week has been.... incredible! I didn't know it at the time but it would end up being my most important week of the year.

On Tuesday I had a hair appointment. I was suppose to get a red to purple ombre but after looking it up on Pinterest I decided on something else --- a deep wine color with blond peek a boo highlights. You can see the second picture on the bottom row, that's pretty much what I got. You can also see my amazing hair stylist Hannah who spent the whole FOUR HOURS talking with me. I had SUCH a blast!

The next day I attended my first ever Yelp Elite event. Which is crazy because I've been a Yelp Elite since 2011. I was super excited because this was in a museum and there was an entire room dedicated to dinosaurs. Yes, I geeked out. We got there early so we were able to snag a lot of good food and drinks and swag before everyone else came in and it became too crowded to even walk. I had so much fun! In the second picture on the top row is a picture of me and Colleen, the wonderful lady who invited me to Yelp Elite when I moved to Orlando the first time in 2011. She was such a pleasure to finally meet! Also on the bottom left, I got my first Henna Tattoo!! I've always thought about getting one when I'm in Vegas but I never do. I love the design the artist picked, especially the detail that goes down my middle finger, that part is my favorite haha. Then the top left is me laying on one of those half ball work out things trying to crack my lower back. My hair was touching the floor and I didn't even care. I wasn't anxious, I wasn't freaking out, I wasn't thinking of anything. I was so surprised (because of my OCD there is A LOT I have avoided in the last ten years) I took a picture to remember that moment. Where my hair laid crazy on the floor and I'm happy as can be. I can't even put into words what that was like!

I started a project I've always wanted to do --- fairy lights! You take tulle and tie it between bulbs and fluff it up. It looks really cool on the tree. And the lights aren't so boring. Now I want to turn all the lights we have into fairy lights lol! I did white sparkly tulle and a small strip of gold since the colors this year are white and gold. Which is actually hard to find! I kept finding silver and picking up silver! The heck! WHERE'S THE WHITE. LIKE YOU KNOW, SNOW?!

That weekend was my first WV RTE event and I was NERVOUS. Seriously. I didn't know what to expect but everyone we ran into was sweet and helpful. It was a 9 hour event and my mentor is always pushing me to go and now I see why. It was inspiring, eye opening, it gave me hope that I can do this. Not that I ever really doubted myself but sometimes when weeks, months, don't go your way, you start to get a little hopeless. But everyone who was honored that day gave the same advice never ever quit. The best is yet to come! And I would never think about quitting. Regardless of my status in this company one thing is for sure --- it has changed my life. The positivity, the people I get to work with, what we do... I have this amazing thing in front of me that I can grab a hold of and have the life I've always DREAMED of. I am so lucky to come across something like this. It's what I've been waiting for. Another girl had said If you ask for something, trust the process. And that's something a lot of people say trust the process. And with work like this, or with anything that is in your own hands you HAVE to trust the process. It'll bring you to where you need to be or want to go. Just keep the trust.

This passed week has been amazing and it makes me want to go out and do more things I haven't done. I'm trying to step outside of my comfort zone but it's hard to tell what is and isn't in my comfort zone. What scares me? What would challenge me? What do I want to try, accomplish or succeed at? What's something I want to learn? Somewhere I want to visit. Something I want to do?

I don't know about you, but I'm very excited to see what 2015 will bring! It can't be worse than 2014!

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