Happy Friday my friends, we have come to the end of another week. It’s been a very interesting week for me, revealing, reunions and new relationships. Just what this girl needed at this exact time.
I moved to Los Angeles in 1992 with my first husband. He was an aspiring musician and wanted to pursue or at least attempt at pursing a musical career. I was ready, nervous but ready for the change. I got to LA and was in love immediately. I remember my first Thanksgiving, it was 70 degrees! The job market was slow at that time, the riots had just happened a few months before we moved, so the city was very fragile. I enrolled in cosmetology school. It was free….yep free, so I jumped at the opportunity to learn how to do hair, nails & makeup. I met my very first and dear friend in cosmetology school, Nita. She helped to educate me about LA, which was so helpful. She is from Chicago, so we had that in common since we were both transplants. She had been out there probably 10 years by the time I moved to LA and she still lives in the area now. I’ll get an email from her every once in a while and we haven’t talked in probably 3 years. We talked the other day, it was amazing, inspiring and I realized how much I miss her. She is doing her thang, hair, art, school. She called herself an Independent Contractor, so true. I told her how the job market was and she told me something I’ve been hearing all this week, do you, make it work for you. I’m so proud of her one reason is she is 10 years older than me and she let’s nothing stop her…nothing.
I belong to NaturalSunshine, it’s a social network for women who wear their hair natural. I used to blog primarily for the over 40 group, but the owner’s priorities had changed and activity slowed. She is back and explained that she did the corporate thing for this past year and realized she wasn’t doing what she truly wanted to do. She got her brand together and decided to rebuild her business and being an entrepreneur. Read her post here, I think you would find it very inspiring if you are struggling with being an entrepreneur. I also want to mention Kita and Donna and how their entrepreneurial skills have Her magazine KoKoa Magazine is wonderful and something we need on the internet. Donna who blogs at Discount Thief and shares with us budget conscious fashionistas how to be thrifty and fashionable on a dime, and celebrity outfit inspiration. Check them both out.
It’s time for me to take what skills I have and put them to work for me, writing, making jewelry, networking and a few other things I’ve wanted to do and go for it. I will continue to do my work at home as an Independent Contractor, I enjoy the job and it will allow me to do the desires of my heart & soul.
This week I met three beautiful seasoned people who were a breath of fresh air. They were friendly, loving and all invited me to stop by anytime and just hang out. I may just take them up on their invitation, nothing like hearing stories of people’s lives and where they have been, worked and their struggles. The struggle is important because we are supposed to learn from others struggles.
Last Saturday was homecoming for my oldest daughter, she was excited and nervous. She looked beautiful and had a ball. I’m so glad she is enjoying her senior year. We have a lot of work, transition meetings, visiting community college campuses. Just this week we ordered her class ring, picked out her senior portraits and I had to fill out a paper writing the phonetically spelling of her name so they will not get it wrong at graduation. This is another reason I can’t work full-time right now.
I want to apologize for not keeping up with my favorite blogs, but know I do read and try to comment on most. If you are struggling with how you can make an impact in your life and surroundings, listen to your surroundings, pray fervently and go for it. Have a good weekend.