Why Can’t Things Be … Simple?

It’s a terrible thing to feel complacent, unhappy, and somehow compromised.
To feel as though your career means nothing unless ultimately you draw in more money to appease the ever growing demand for financial tribute to a machine comprised of greed and lust.

I guess it’s an entirely needed kick in the ass when you feel like your job and people’s overall opinion of you is threatened – especially when both threats are completely justifiable.

What I wonder amid all this, though, turning from my decided lack of motivation and the desire to prove everyone wrong about it (somehow,) is why things in my little place of business aren’t done differently.

Maybe it’s just me being idealistic, but I believe that when you become an assistant there are a few things that should begin to happen. The first of which would be that your mentor, who you assist under, would begin to help build your business by directing his or her overflow clients to your work area to be taken care of. Your mentor would then instruct you and, once your service is completed, check your work and provide insight and/or correction where it is needed. That seems reasonable.
Those overflow clients could then begin making the decision whether to stay with their original stylist as a client or move to you as a member of your gradually growing clientele.

Your mentor would essentially retain all of the clients that he or she could without sacrifice, and simultaneously build your business by allowing clients to willingly transfer over to your care.
The process would repeat itself once your book was sufficiently filled on a regular basis and you could begin training another candidate to handle overflow and grow their own success. And if you incorporated a modest referral program, the company wouldn’t lose money but gain it…

It seems simple, but maybe I’m not the most business-minded individual. I mean, I am the woman who, with her husband, dreamed up a magnetic-levitation road system that seems like it would be easy to achieve… whatever.

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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


Dear Sugar, Please Stop Being So Tasty.

You know how you feel like you’re making progress when you start working out? And you’re totally stoked, because you’re like, “Yeah! I’m accomplishing something!” So naturally, with this new found sense of  self-accomplishment and joy, you decide to celebrate with a ‘one-time-only’ sugary snack. Something like a brownie, or a giant cup of cold, flavored coffee, or some ice cream; you know. And you smile to yourself as you’re consuming it, because you’ve earned it. You can devour it because you’re doing something to counteract this succinct flirtation with deliciousness.

And then the cravings come along. And you feel like stuffing every last piece of chocolate or cake or whatever sweet you can find into your mouth like some sort of gluttonous black hole.

Yeah. I’m there.

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Posted by on January 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


2011 Is Here

I’ve managed to put on upwards of thirty pounds in the last two year, and I haven’t worked out consistently since the early part of last year. At around 180 pounds, I’m feeling a little less than comfortable in my own skin, and I don’t feel healthy at all. So today, when my dad said he was going to go to the gym and asked me if I wanted to come along, I was hesitant to answer. For as unhealthy and sluggish as I’ve been feeling recently, it was still hard to make the decision to get up off my butt and actually make the effort to start changing my life.

After a moment’s deliberation, I said yes. Today was the first day in almost a year that I’ve worked about because I chose to. My goal as of today is to try to work out at least three days a week, and to eventually drop about forty pounds. I want to feel comfortable again. I really do.

I also made a commitment after church yesterday to read the Bible in a year. That being said, I still have to catch up on the last two days of reading to get where I’m supposed to be, but I feel like if there’s a whole bunch of people reading it at the same time as I am, I will have more encouragement and initiative to stay on track! (Last year I failed miserably because I started in February and got way behind.) As much as I don’t want to read Genesis and Numbers again, I will have to endure.

My spiritual life has been severely lacking. I want to correct that! That also means praying much more often.

My last few goals for this year are to become a better hairdresser (because even though I’ve been in the industry for a year now, I’m still terrified of highlights and I want to increase my skills all around,) to get my truck running and/or buy a new car (and get my license — yes, I am twenty years old and not a licensed driver,) and to really get serious about budgeting for my husband and I to buy a new house (and be able to live/eat in it afterward!)

Today’s Reading:

* 1 Chronicles interspersed through this reading of Genesis because of events in the listed passages coinciding. I’m reading The One Year Chronological Bible, so the Scripture is arranged according to what happened when.

** Links to passages will be available with any Scripture listing, and automatically include all of the passages listed above them.

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Posted by on January 3, 2011 in Uncategorized


Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Well, so far, sitting around with my family isn’t getting any writing done (go figure,) but I have managed to get my main character on The Sims 3 to a level 10 career with full Cooking and Charisma skill levels. Niiiice!

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Posted by on December 26, 2010 in Uncategorized


Well Hello There!

So in an effort to help myself defeat an incredibly long stint of writer’s block (if you can even call it that) and sheer lack of motivation, I’ve started this blog. My hope is that maybe it will help encourage me to write if I have a potential audience outside of my immediate friends and family interested in my stories… so here we go!

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Posted by on December 24, 2010 in Uncategorized