I never thought I would do this: Makeup and styling in my swimsuit!
PROOF that you can do, be, and have ANYTHING you want.
2 years and 7 days ago, I had my last day in my job as a Store Manager at Apple Retail. I really enjoyed my job, but realized that I spent ALL my energy and enthusiasm at work, and when I got home after work, I was often so exhausted that I even had to cancel appointments with friends sometimes, because I just couldn't make it to leave the house. My body was constantly running on low batteries and I had no time for boxing, which I adored, for healthy cooking, which would have been so necessary to fuel my body, or any kind of self-care. While my mind was still running on full speed all the time, my body was just tired and exhausted, and I’m telling you: it didn’t feel good!
When I traveled and went on vacation, I usually had to almost sleep through the first few days! If you’re in a corporate high level job, I’m pretty sure you know what I mean…
I also had this dream…
I’ve been a makeup artist for over 5 years now, and just loved being creative and working with women. I wanted to do MORE of that, because I completely forgot about time everytime I dove into it. It is generally a sign that you’re in your zone of genius when you do something and completely forget about time :)
So my journey as a full-time business owner officially started two years ago. It’s been interesting, difficult, emotional, hard sometimes too. It’s been freeing, fulfilling, heartwarming, inspiring. It’s been amazing, and it’s just getting better. I’ve been blown away by the amazing people I’ve met along the way, including some this week. And today, I work with the most amazing women and help them make their lives healthier, more conscious and more vibrant while creating the lifestyles of their dreams including meditation, a custom daily practice, inside out beauty, natural skin care, simple and beautiful makeup, and a strong and healthy mind.
Always expect the unexpected.
Initially I thought I would run makeup workshops for the rest of my life. I was very resistant to change and to evolving, because I thought I’d known already where this journey would lead me. Instead, life has been a constant rollercoaster with miracles and surprises that I would have never dreamed of would be possible for me!
And then, this happened…
The most recent miracle was that I got invited to do makeup and styling for a high level business coach. And I haven’t mentioned the destination yet: THE SEYCHELLES!! As I’m writing this post, I’m just transiting in Germany on my way home. So…
I spent the last 8 days in the Seychelles literally doing makeup in my swimsuit!
We were a team of 4 people (the business coach & model of the week lol from the US, a branding expert & photographer, a photographer & videographer from South Africa, and me for Styling) plus the most heartwarming little girl I've ever met. We stayed in a $6000/night beach villa where I had my private pool overlooking the private beach while lying in my bed! We had villa staff and personal chefs who took care of us during the entire shoot days. We probably worked 12 hour days, but it definitely didn't feel like "work". We had delicious food, and sometimes a little break to jump into the pool and sip on a fresh coconut, decorated with a beautiful hibiscus flower.
Had you asked me 2 years ago what would be the craziest thing I could dream of for my life, doing makeup in my swimsuit in the Seychelles would have definitely not come to my mind!! I would have never thought that something SO AMAZING and UNIQUE would be possible for me. Maybe for someone else, but not for me, right?
You are what you think.
We limit ourselves all the time. We think we’re not good enough. We think others can, but we definitely can’t. We think it’s just a dream. We think life is hard. We think we don’t deserve the good things.
But I can assure you it’s the complete opposite. Our limitations are just in our mind. You are good enough. You can do WHATEVER you want. Your dreams can become your reality, if you truly believe you can do it (which you can!). Life doesn’t have to be hard. You are the creator of your life, so you might as well make it a fun adventure! And you do deserve anything you want.
It may not always be easy to change these beliefs. I’ve gone through all of that, too! It’s hard work on yourself, it’s about consistently observing your thoughts and what’s going on in your mind. And it’s about connecting with your soul and aligning your energies to get in your best shape, which you’re here to be for.
Get your energies aligned.
I work with women in group programs, online, and one on one to help them break out of unfulfilling and stressful lives and job situations, let go of all the stress they put on themselves, and prioritize their health and happiness to wakeup every morning feeling like you’ve just come out of a yoga class!