Just when the catepillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.
We don’t like it. We fear it, but we can’t stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. And it hurt to grow, anybody whol tells you it doesn’t is lying. Here’s the truth…..the more things change, the more they stay the same. Sometimes change is good and sometimes its everything!
Two months ago I cleaned out my station and walked out of a place I had called home for well over 9 years. We all knew this day was coming, the question was when??? Fear had taken over me, the sudden change, would I be succesful, would I regret it, would I be hated for wanting the change……My problem was I was thinking to much about it until that day two months ago when I was given the opportunity to either fall or fly and I chose to fly!
Switching my brain towars what lies ahead, my heart began to hurt a bit, this was a place where, when I moved I felt so lonely. Feelings that are so far removed from my experience they seem comical. I have developed friendships that I will keep forever I have inside jokes with my girls that will fuel even my darkest days. The laughter that rings in my heart when assesssing the most ridiculous of human behavior, that will sustain.
This was a place where my clients felt at home. Time and time again for the past 9 years they spoke of the comfortable and laid back enviornment. The loved the flexability and lets be honest they loved me(not vain at all lol) They loved how the salon supported me and made me have goals and gave us opportunities of many sorts.
I had such close bonds with so many that I knew, distance and time would make us grow apart. I was afraid of how they would pass judgement. Or at least that was what I was telling myself, I had to reliaze that I was doing this for nobody else but myself. I needed to spread my wings and fly! When I recieved a text message from one of my fellow co-workers asking if I was still doing her hair for her wedding. I was in complete shock, I thought I would be shunned out from people I loved so very much, and when she told me of course who else would do my hair. At that moment I knew I was going to be ok on my own. I had support not only from my clients but from fellow coworkers that loved me for me!
It has truly been my pleasure to be a part of this family. I take away lessons and skills that will fuel my next adventure, and I have learned by example from each of you, how to do it right. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity and for letting me go and encouraging me to fly. Thank you for you tireless energy, your eyerolls and high fives at just the right time in the day. Thank you for the crazy, the off the wall and the care that you took with my clients when I wasnt able to. I appreciate each and everyone of you more than you will ever know!
Whatever your dreams may be, dont be scared follow them, you will have more support in your corner than you ever thought possible! The sky is the limit and you are its butterfly.
Thank you Mychal for letting me be a big part of your wedding, you made me believe in myself and that I will carry in my heart forever and always
Thank you to my clients for believing in me and supporting me through my changes, you are the reason i do what i do!