Friday, January 30, 2009

Need some Advice

So I have been doing some soul searching here lately about what I want to do with my life. I have been going to school for the last three years for teaching( which requires pretty much the same classes maybe a few extra as a general studies degree) but in the back of my mind something kept telling me that there is something bigger and better out there waiting for me to just find it. Here in mcminnville, there are only a few career options for us. A Doctor, lawyer, or teacher, oh and dentist, and none of those are, well, me. I have always been the girly girl type and always was a lover for fashion and beauty. I keep telling myself that being a teacher is what I want to do, but then I start to think, is it?I love kids and I could see myself being a pre-k or kindergarten teacher, but I just feel that its not what I'm meant to do with my life. I hate this feeling because I do not know what I am supposed to be looking for. Some days I feel like I want to be a teacher, but then I go right back into doubting. I do NOT want to be a child teacher and not have my heart into it. It is not fair for the child to suffer its education because i can't figure out what I want. I have also in the past couple months have had so many set backs when it came to getting my stuff prepared for graduating with my teaching degree, and I feel that its God trying to tell me its not meant to be. Well after thinking all this I found myself asking well Kristin what the heck do you want to do, what is going to make you happy? I think I finally found what I need to do. It is something I Love with all my heart, It is something I can see myself doing and enjoying it. Something I have a passion for and that's, "me". I never really noticed it before but I have had so many people coming to me for me to do their make-up for weddings, pageants, senior pictures, dances that I never thought for a moment that I could do that as my career,and to beat it all I was actually really good at it. Wow , me, really good at something lol It really put the icing on the cake when I hear about this girl( whom I was told was a lot like myself) who works at Dillard's and applies make-up in the makeup department. She also works at MAC the make-up company and goes to Nashville to apply makeup for the stars. She had never went to school for it, she started out just like I did, and now she works with celebrities. I know I have to remember I live here in this small town of nothing and there is never any money is the beauty category, but I feel like this is it, yeah I might have to travel to make the money and find work, but maybe it Will all be worth it. I have checked into some schools and have been weighing my options. I thought about just going to GCI here in mcminnville and getting my esthetician license and going from there, then I came across the Paul Mitchell school in Antioch. I'm really loving this school but my fear of traveling outside mcminnville hits me hard in the stomach, but maybe this is a way for God getting me out of my comfort zone so that I can experience life. There is also a make-up company at The avenue called "ulta" you may have heard about it. I also have been told to maybe try to get on there because they sometimes do job training. DO you guys have any suggestions or feedback about any of the schools/companies that I mentioned. I want to know the good, bad and the ugly! Pray about this for me...I need your prayers!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fresh Start

Bella Adornments is in Transformation. The offical website is coming soon! Im very excited and cannot wait for a frest start. Until then, Bella Adornments Blogsite will be temporaily unavailable. The person creating my site wants to make sure all my information gets transfered to the new website. I will let everyone know when Bella Adornments is back up and running good! If you have any questions or need to contact me please contact me via email or phone. Thanks!

Having some fun!

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. The next week the man realized that he would need his wife to wake him at 5.00 am for an early morning business flight to Chicago. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence, he finally wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5.00 am." The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it was 9.00am, and that he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't woken him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed ... it said... "It is 5.00am; wake up."During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the pastor with an unusual offer: "Look, I'll give you $100 if you'll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I'm supposed to promise to 'love, honor and obey' and 'be faithful to her forever,' I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave that out." He passed the minister a $100 bill and walked away satisfied. On the day of the wedding, when it came time for the groom's vows, the pastor looked the young man in the eye and said: "Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?" The groom gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, "Yes," then leaned toward the pastor and hissed: "I thought we had a deal." The pastor put a $100 bill into the groom's hand and whispered: "She made me a better offer."A young bride and groom-to-be had just selected the wedding ring. As the girl admired the plain platinum and diamond band, she suddenly looked concerned. "Tell me," she asked the elderly salesman "is there anything special I'll have to do to take care of this ring?" With a fatherly smile, the salesman said, "One of the best ways to protect a wedding ring is to dip it in dishwater three times a day."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

More for the Happy Couple

From This Day Forward and Forever more...

I just wanted to take a minute from every one's busy lives to congratulate one of my greatest friends I ever had. Kelci Huckeby recently got engaged on new years at 12:00. This girl was one of my greatest friends in high school and even though she lives in Alabama and going to school there I still consider her one of my best friends. I believe that marriage is the most wonderful and sacred thing mankind can experience. It is the combining of two souls, two hearts that will beat as one. Marriage for me as been a life changing experience. I had a lot of people tell me that I was wrong for getting married so young that I wasn't ready. You know they probably was right. I probably wasn't fully ready for what was to come. Having a house, paying your own bills, being out on their own. But really who is ever really ready? I believe if you love someone you can do anything. If you are committed to one another you can accomplish every dream and hope you ever had. Aubrey is my support, my shoulder to cry on, my conscious at times. I really do not know where I would be without him and God in my life. He gives me courage when I am a coward. He gives me inspiration when my candle almost stops burning. He is my eyes when my stubborn self is not seeing clearly. He has opened doors for me that I never knew I could do. I am not saying that I need him for everything that I cannot do things on my own, but its great to have someone who wants you to better yourself, to live your dreams, and to cherish life all that you can. I believe my path I chosen was the best decision I could have ever made. To find my soul mate when I did when others wait a lifetime searching for theirs. I am so blessed to have him and I hope Kelci and Will have as strong and committed marriage as Aubrey and I have, and Kelci do NOT ever let anyone bring you two down because you will have bitter souls that envy what you two have. You will be fine as long as you have God in your lives and stay committed to one another. Don't ever give up. Marriage is hard I am not going to lie, but it is so worth it. Just never give up easy, always say your sorry first( even if it kills you) you will save a lot of arguments and every minute angry you have another minute of happiness you lost. I'm not saying I am perfect because I am stubborn at times lol but this is the best way to handle things, and when I do do them it works great. Here are some pictures from their engagement., I caught myself crying at the end because I can tell how in love these two people are. Great stuff! love you Kelci! and good luck!

Also... Kelci always says that Aubrey and I are her inspiration but she has inspired me as well. Hop on over to Bella Adornments to check out my new idea!