7/30 Things : Dream Job

What Is Your Dream Job And Why?

I like to think I'm living my dream job right now. I am a Hairstylist, and Nail Tech. I"m self employed, make my own hours, and I get to be home with my family more. I made this big change in my life about a year and a half ago. Before that I managed a hair salon that I had been working at for the last eight years. It was a great job, paid good, and I worked with a couple friends. But at the end of the day I was never technically off work, if it snowed I had to somehow get my butt in there, if someone called in sick I had to drop whatever I was doing to cover. It was just too much stress for me. I knew that with the health problems my husband was going through at the time, my daughter starting school, and us trying to get pregnant, I needed to figure out something else to do. So, a friend of mine came to me and asked if I was interested in coming out to her salon to work. It was closed at the time, but she was wanting to open it back up and didn't want to do it alone. So, honestly it was perfect timing, and I made the plunge. I was scared to death (still am some days), but honestly, I love it. 

I have however thought about going to college to get a degree in Psychology, possibly to do adoption counseling. With all the fertility problems my husband and I went through, adoption was something we had thought about and I just feel like it would be an awesome opportunity to help women with this decision. Its still being discussed between my husband and I, but I don't know what Ill end up doing. Right now, I'm happy where I am, doing what I'm doing. :)

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6/30 Things : Hardest Thing

What Is The Hardest Thing You Have Ever Experienced?

This is kind of a tough question, I have been through quite a few hard things in my lifetime. But I believe losing my Nanny to Cancer was the hardest. She battled it for just under a year, and it was a very tough thing to have to watch her go through. She had small cell lung cancer, which pretty much took over her lungs, then her brain. We really thought in the beginning that she was going to beat it, at least for a couple years, she was doing so well with the treatment until her last couple doses of radiation. At that point she started acting really weird, forgetting things, acting like a child. We found out about a month later that is was because she had several dozen tumors in her brain, it had spread that quick. Soon after that it was just a waiting game, she started to decline very quickly. She went into a coma, and within a couple months we lost her. I remember just wishing it would happen already, sitting there every day watching her die was so incredibly painful, I honestly think it would have been easier if she had just died unexpectedly. But that last year I tried to make as much time for her as I could, and I'm so glad I did. She was a very special lady, and I'm glad she was part of my life. 

Me, Nanny & My Sister Melody

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5/30 Things : 5 Happy Things

Five Things That Make Me Most Happy Right Now:

Being Pregnant!

My Family

My Puppies, Gypsy & Esme

Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

Getting New Make-Up

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4/30 Things : Sixteen

Ten Things I Would Tell My 16 Year Old Self:

1. Take the time to study, you will regret it later in life.
2. Stop chasing after that certain boy, he's not the one, and all he will do is break your heart over and over. 
3. Quit going after all the bad boys, they may be fun, but they aren't for you.
4. You are NOT fat, believe me, one day you will wish you were that size again.
5. Spend more time with your grandparents. They are taken from you too soon.
6. Don't rush to get married and have kids, although you marry your soul mate and have a beautiful little girl, enjoy time together just the two of you a little longer, you'll miss it.
7. Take the PSAT, you will wish you did. 
8. Go to College, although you love doing hair, you will wish you had gone.
9.  Travel a little after graduation, you wont have the opportunity later. 
10. Enjoy being young and care free, time goes by so fast, and before you know it you'll be dealing with the real world.

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3/30 Things : My Parents

Christmas 2010

My parents were married young, 19 and 22 to be exact. They had me a year later. My mother grew up in northern Virginia, and my father in a teeny tiny little country town outside of West Virginia. My dad was working in the city at the time, and somehow he ran into my grandmother. She thought he was the cutest, sweetest thing, and decided to set him up with my mother. And the rest is history! :)

Growing up, I always thought my parents were pretty strict. But now, looking back, and having a child of my own, they were not nearly strict enough! One thing that I do appreciate, is that they let me be me. They never tried to change me, or make me do something I didn't want to do. They simply let me find myself. 
Now, they have been married for twenty-eight years this year. Its amazing. Most of my friend's parents have been divorced for years, and remarried. I'm so very thankful that my parents have made it through this long, and I hope they are together for a long time to come.

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