I’m sitting here in my brand new kitchen with my cute teal door and I can’t believe another year went by. Where did all the time go? I can’t help but think of all of the accomplishments I’ve made both in my personal and career life. I successfully remodeled most of my house, both kids did not suffer broken bones, and my social media pages are growing. 2016 has been great!
I’m that kind of person that is always thinking “WHAT’S NEXT?” and I never truly stop to smell the roses. Like most creative-thinking beings, we go through many highs and lows. Recently, I was feeling rather frustrated about my skills. What I hadn’t started or finished. For example, I never finished 2 videos for my vlog that should have been done 2 months ago now and I never did this creative post that has been sitting in my brain for forever! Sometimes I think, “why am I doing all of this extra stuff? I suck”. I don’t suck. I really just run out of time between being a mom, a wife, and having a full time job. I just don’t have time!
Then something happened that I really needed.
I got this phone call from an old client of mine. Her name is Connie. I hadn’t seen or heard from her in about 3 years. The reason why I hadn’t seen her is well, I have this cool job being a full time educator and I don’t do hair in a salon anymore.
Connie left me a voice mail:
“Mirella. I hope this is still your number. This is Connie. I really hope you are doing hair. I really need help! (she chuckled). Ok thanks. Call me.”
I remember Connie. She always had funny stories to share and she would see me every 2 weeks for a wash and flatiron, every 4 weeks for color. I had to call her back and tell her the bad news; That I was not, in fact, still doing hair. When I called her, she was bummed of course, but we chatted for about 45 minutes about nonsense. At the very end of our conversation she told me something that I SO needed to hear. Something to get me out of this funk I was going through.
“Mirella. Even though you can not do my hair anymore, I am so glad that I know you. We can laugh together about everything and we have such a great time. I want you to know you have a gift. You have magic hands and I mean that! My hair has always been a problem for me and you helped me. So thank you.”
Her statement made me feel grateful. Grateful for what I do, what I have accomplished, the relationships that I have built, and grateful for Connie. The end of the year is a great time to refelct on who you are, what youv’e learned, and plan on where you want to go. So now I take this time to reflect on my career and this last year.
Here are all my accomplishments in 2017 and what I am grateful for.