15 July 2005

It's like this...

I know that I have been given a Gift for working with children. I've always known this. And so I have almost always worked with children. But it is exhausting. It is the most rewarding, but most draining thing you can possibly do. I have to take a break from it every couple of years or I burn out and lose my love for it.

I love the beauty industry. Fashion, hair, makeup. And I feel that I am very talented in this regard. Did you know that I completely re-style people that I randomly see in public in my head? I can look at someone for 15 seconds and tell you whether or not what they have going on is working for them and what would work better for them. I can tell you what tones they should add to their hair to bring out their eyes, or to brighten their complexion. And, I get a lot of joy out of helping women and girls feel better about themselves. And I know that this too, is a Gift.

I hope that sometime in the next 10 years, I can start a family and have my own children to take care of. When that happens, I will focus all of my child-talents on my own children. But I will still need an outlet, and beauty is my craft. Something that I want to hone and practice until it's second nature to me. Taking care of children is already second nature to me. It's so instinctive and I know I will learn more and grow more when I have my own children. Beauty is something that will challenge me and give me the creative outlet that I crave.

I know what I need to do, it's the actual doing that is hard.

4 comments:

Em said...

Jump in! The water's great!

Jon said...

Wow. Sounds like you've got it made.

Nama said...

ladies and gentlemen, the next stacy london/clinton kelly!

Tiff said...

Everyday do at least 1 thing that scares you. :)
That's what I'm trying. Life still can be scary but it gives you a lot more courage to face it.

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