So this morning while on facetime with David, my boyfriend, we ended up taking a very nostalgic trip down memory lane. Now usually, this kind of trip happens all the time. We spend a lot of time reflecting on where we’ve come from, where we currently are, and how we got to where we are now; but we usually get to do it in person. This time was a little different due to him being away on business (hence the facetime call), but familiar all the same.
We talk about the photo shoot that he was preparing for today (my baby is a model) and my cosmetology license practical exam (the last exam before I’m licensed) that I take tomorrow & he goes, ”you need to write about this”. Almost immediately I reply, ”write about what?”.
”THIS!” he says, ”this time last year what were you doing?”, he continued. ’Well that’s easy’, I thought to myself, ’I was in cosmetology school’. But the more time I spent thinking about it, the more I realized that he was right. So much had happened between then and now, it was definitely selfish of me to keep my testimonies to myself. What was the point of blogging if I didn’t feel comfortable enough to share certain aspects of my life, and my journey with others?
This time last year I was in cosmology school, full time, not sure how I was even going to pay for it. I was doing hair in the evenings just to make it by while going to school 9-4:30 every single weekday. I was paying for my own apartment while staying with my boyfriend because he lived waaay closer to the cosmetology school I was attending at the time while sharing a vehicle. I was doing ALL of this, still unsure as to what God was planning for my life or what would happen once I was finished. Patiently praying and waiting for God to tell me something. But by this time I had already given up on trying to plan my life out on my own. Those days were over!
I had spent the entire first half of my 20’s ’doing it myself’ & if it’s one thing I learned is that I CANNOT.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you already know the story of how I ended up in cosmetology school (I’m going to link that post below). That was all God and no one else and ever since then, I’ve given him full reigns over everything.
I went from trying to be the driver of my life, to chilling in the passenger seat.
Fast forwarding to the present day, I have since completed cosmetology school and I am no longer sharing a vehicle with my boyfriend, praise God. I graduated back in October and started working in November. In four months I’ve doubled my clientele, grown my social media following, been blessed with an amazing mentor and even got my first investor.
In four months God has allowed me to not only grow in my craft but in other aspects of my life as well. From hosting and planning events to stepping outside of myself (introvert-ness) and into the community, networking and gathering all the information I can get in regards to community outreach. In a year, God has not only revealed my purpose, but he has allowed me to become confident in it as well.
I am no longer just living to live, but instead, I’m living to fulfill my purpose.
As the journey to obtaining my cosmetology license comes to an end and the journey to obtaining my counseling license begins, I can’t help but feel excited. Not nervous…excited. Not knowing where it will start or where it will end, how it will happen or how long it will take, but believing that no matter what happens along the way, that it will. There’s a prayer by Lysa TerKeurst that I’ve incorporated into my own prayer life & it goes something like, ”as I make my goals, Jesus let your thoughts become my thoughts and bend my will to Your will.” Not only do I challenge you guys to pray this prayer, but I would love to hear from those of you who can relate to my experiences! Tell me about your journey, share your story with me. What prayer did you pray? What prayer are you praying right now? Until next time babies.💕
https://asforlitaa.com/2017/10/31/so-guess-what/ – The post about how I ended up going to cosmetology school.❤️