Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 01 - Your Favorite Song

This may surprise some people, but this song has been my favorite song for years and years. I often sing it when I'm alone and have some quiet time to myself. I personally prefer the version in the CBW II (song book at church) because that's where I learned it from. But still, an amazing song no matter how it's sung.

Amazing Grace:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 30 - A Letter To Yourself, Tell Yourself EVERYTHING You Love About Yourself

I think this is going to be the most fun out of all the Days of Truth!

Dear me,

So I am writing to you today to tell you how much I love you. It took us a while to get to this point, I know but here we are! And because I know you so well, I know that it will make more sense to both you and me if I put this in point form instead of writing it out in paragraphs. So here we go.

- I love how you always insist on seeing the good in people. Even people you "don't like" you are willing to admit that there are certain good qualities about them.

- I love how you're willing to work on yourself rather than trying to force others to change to accommodate you. Like your laziness... you don't make your customers come to your house to get their free facials - you go to theirs. That's just an example, we both know there are more things that you're working on on a daily basis.

- I love that you managed to find the perfect fit for you. I know Devon is not you, but I still am putting in here that you did a good job when you found him. Go you.

- I love that you always do your best to be nice to people and when you're angry, you always try to find a diplomatic solution. I like that you are logical and reasonable and can usually find a compromise that works for everyone involved.

- I love that you love to bake! Yay yummy sugar cookies! I love cookies.

- I love that you're artistic and even though you don't sit down to draw as often as you used to, you still adore it. It's like a best friend who's moved away. Even though you don't see each other often, you're always so happy when you do actually get together.

- I am so proud of you for working on your Mary Kay business. The Mary Kay dream is a good one and when you first started out, it seemed that you were just going to keep dreaming instead of actually working towards that dream. So proud of you for actually trying to achieve your goals. The only real failure is when you've never tried at all.

And I would go on and on and on... except I can't think of anything more at this moment. So please continue being awesome and thank you for being you!

~.~ Me ~.~

Well, I was right. That was really fun. Yay for complimenting yourself!

Day 29 - Something You Wish To Change About Yourself and Why

First I'd like to apologize to those of you who read my blog, I haven't posted in a few days, I've been busy lately and when I haven't been busy, I've been vegging and restoring my energy so I can be busy some more. Anywho...

Day 29

I would like to change how lazy I am. I am sooooooooooooo extremely lazy. And shy/scared. Now these two things seem very separate but wait until I explain how they link together. Two words for you - Mary Kay. Surprise, surprise, she's talking about Mary Kay again!

For example, I have to phone people to ask them if they'd like to receive a free facial. Being lazy doesn't help, I just never pick up the phone. But even when I do stop being lazy and pick up the phone, I have to force myself to not chicken out. It's scary just phoning people you've never met before and what if they say no? Okay, well I've learned that them saying no isn't a big deal but some of them can be really rude! And just knowing that they might be rude scares me into not wanting to phone.

So first I don't want to phone because I'm lazy and then I don't want to phone because I'm chicken. Chicken is delicious by the way. It's not helpful at all.

But, I'm working on not being lazy because like I said at the beginning of my post, I've been busy lately and that's because I managed to fight through the laziness and the shyness and the fear. I called a whole bunch of people and handed out my business card to people I saw when I went to the grocery store and I've had all sorts of appointments out of it. Busy busy.

Anyway, that's what I want to change and I'm obviously working on it. Go me!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Testing, Testing, Mary Kay

Okay, so I've never put a picture in a post before, so this is my testing post. And I'm going to talk a little bit about my Mary Kay too. Because that's what my testing pictures are from.

Picture number one:

So this is my goal board... from January. You see on the left where it says January? Yeah... January. Anyway then there are all the little stick girls. Those indicate the number of facials, makeovers, and/or foot spas that I would like to complete before the end of the month (January in case you've forgotten). Once I complete a facial, makeover, or foot spa, I get to color in the skirt on a stick girl. I don't have any colored in here because this was the beginning of the month and I had just finished drawing my poster. On the right of the board you see a little line with numbers by it. That's my thermometer. To keep track of the amount of sales I have done starting at the beginning of January. Each number represents $100 in sales. This is not total earned profit after any discounts and after the money that must go back into my business so my business doesn't go bankrupt... this is just total retail product sold. I'm excited to see how fast I can fill up that thermometer!

And now picture number two:

This is me! I've got my makeup all done up and I'm wearing my Mary Kay Beauty Coat with my name pin and a couple other pins. This was this morning after I got home from giving a nice lady a facial. :)

Day 28 - What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?

Well, if I got Devon pregnant, I'd probably be devastated... I mean - what would YOU do if you suddenly found out you were a guy and your fiance was a girl instead of the other way around? Definitely would not be cool.

But if I got pregnant? Devon and I would both go into super save mode. We wouldn't go out to eat or to the movies or anything. We would work hard, take extra hours every opportunity we got. Would we postpone the wedding? It's a possibility. Although I could technically have my kid and be in fine shape by the time our wedding date came around. But while it would be far less than ideal, it wouldn't be one of those "end of the world" scenarios. Less than ideal for our plans, but still not the end of the world.

I would just like to let you all know that I definitely DO NOT intend to get pregnant before the wedding. Just so you know.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 27 - What's The Best Thing Going For You Right Now?

I'm engaged to the bestest man alive! And I'm working on building a great business that I love! But really the best thing is my bestest man. (Awww soooooo sappy!!!!!)

Shortest. Post. Ever.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Days 24, 25, and 26


... but seriously. I have no idea. Day 24 - Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter) It's just not going to happen. I don't think in terms of music and can't figure out a single song that I would send to someone for any specific reason other than I think they would like it. At which point I may as well just say, "I'm sending Devon every ACDC song ever written," and leave it at that.


Day 25 - The Reason You Believe You're Still Alive Today.

There are many. Because I keep breathing and eating and doing what I need to survive is the most practical one. Because God loves me is the next big one. Other than that... it's pretty much just a compilation of life in general. I haven't died, therefore I'm still alive.


Day 26 - Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?

Yes. When I was depressed. Because I was depressed. It's one of those things that's hard to explain. When I was depressed, I felt things that made no sense, it was what they call an emotional roller coaster except imagine being on a roller coaster for years on end... it gets sickening... like... let's just jump out of the damn thing and get it over with. But even though I was having all these crazy emotions, I KNEW they were wrong that they didn't make sense. I've always been a very logical person. And I KNEW my parents loved me and I KNEW my family loved me and I KNEW that Devon loved me. Yet it didn't FEEL that way... why I still don't know. And some people who are very empathetic will say that they understand and to a certain point they do... but for the most part... there's no way they can understand unless they've been through depression themselves. It doesn't make sense. It just is. Blah... what a bad topic to go to bed to.

So... better topic... um... I finally caught up on my Mary Kay paperwork today and realized that even though I haven't really been trying I've sold over $1100 in product! Go me! Now I'm actually going to try lol