I was tired of doing makeup for nothing. Tired of spending time and effort to make a look as flawless as possible, only to have it "fall on deaf ears," so to say. So, with a few tears and a broken heart, I bid my old ways goodbye and submitted to FACEON Magazine!! I didn't do it alone, and that one shoot, that one shoot that took us 8 hours to complete, has gotten me so many accolades from fellow craftsmen/women in the business. So much, and it only took someone who actually wanted more like I do. Someone who, like me, is more critical of herself and is three times as hard on everybody else. Someone who took me aside and said "I want this more than anything, I need to do more than 'BE' in Memphis, I need to thrive! I know you can help me get there, let me help you too."
Sometimes, you have to do something that tests your devotion to your craft. Sometimes, you have to bite a little harder on the bait to get picked. Sometimes, you have to do whats right for YOU. Not everyone will agree with your choices, that's fine because not everyone can live your life. So, what they think shouldn't deter you from going for the gold. You make friends along the way, and those friends wish for your success as much as you wish for theirs. No friend would try to guilt you into staying in a place where you're not flourishing. No friend would put what they "like" over your dreams. No friend would dust you so that you wouldn't be able to shine.
It's time for a new lease on life. A new view of success. It's time for a change and it MUST start with me.