The Glam Gal

Hello, my loves! I am SO sorry I’ve been neglecting the blog! Mi vida loca has been at its finest lately! Major changes happening so I will jump right in. I graduated with a college degree this past November and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. Before I continue, let me say that I am an extremely driven and ambitious individual. I am constantly striving for more and I am in the mind set of wanting it ALL. So when I graduated, I began thinking that I wanted more for my career. As such, I began the pursuit of looking for another job. And I found one rather quickly. I did the right thing and put in my two week notice only to be convinced to stay. I won’t go further with the details but long story short-I ended up having to resign suddenly. I would love to explain more but in order to tell my truth, I would have to put the other party on blast and I’m just not about purposely hurting other people. Even if they deserve my wrath, vengeance isn’t mine-it belongs to God.

After allowing myself 2 days to wallow in self-pity, I dried my tears and began to think. Finding work has never been an issue for me. As a registered medical assistant with 18 years of experience plus a degree, I knew it wasn’t going to be a problem BUT being honest with myself, I wasn’t happy. I worked in the medical field and I was damn good at it. However, it was simply a means of survival. I had no real purpose or direction. I was simply working to make these doctors richer. I spent years busting my tail and giving it my all so that they could have profitable clinics while living it up in the lap of luxury. Meanwhile, I’m living paycheck to paycheck. I couldn’t see myself doing that for another 18 years.

“Do what makes you happy” is a phrase I’ve always heard but could never live by. After the new year, I began receiving messages asking if I could apply makeup or style hair. I’m not trying to toot my own horn but I am very active on social media and naturally, people have noticed that I can work magic with my makeup brushes! I never saw myself doing makeup professionally. I didn’t think that I could but in the last month I’ve provided services for a wedding, a boudoir photo shoot, as well as a pageant. The idea came to me to launch my own business as a professional makeup artist. I didn’t just stop there. I am a dreamer with vision and I wanted to offer more than hair and makeup. So, I went and became a certified permanent makeup artist specializing in microblading, eyebrow tattoo removal, and lip blushing. Then, I decided to do another thing. Most folks don’t know this about me but I am a beauty school drop out. I enrolled in my high school’s cosmetology program but I wasn’t able to complete the program and obtain a license. SO, I took it even further and enrolled in beauty school under a different program-esthetics. I started last week but once I’m done with the program I’ll be a licensed esthetician and I’ll be able to offer facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, and lash extensions.

Remember how I said I want it ALL? LOL I’m finally going for it and making my dreams come true. Its new being my own boss and it requires so much more discipline but I was born for this. Everything has been falling into place and I know thats the work of God. Sometimes in life you have to go through the fire to come out shining on the other side. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to learn lessons that will enable you to reach higher levels. Don’t ever give up, my friends. Even if it takes you 18 years, you will find your purpose.

Con mucho carino,

Melissa

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