Sunday, December 30, 2012

As 2012 CLOSES...2013 OPENS

2012 began with a new outlook on continuing the residual effects from 2011...I can actually say that 2012 had a more mature look overall than any of the other past years.

I was able to take 2 vacations this year and let me just say that the last time I took an actual vacation was 3 years ago, so these 2 getaways were well planned and I was definitely able to relax, sleep and enjoy the Coronado Island and San Francisco scenery!

Mid year one of my best friends, most of you know her as DQ, had pitched the possibility of her and I actually start filming ourselves and talk about our Hair & Make-Up endeavors and start showing the public what it takes to do what we do...which is done with Love and Dedication! So after many months of deliberation on my behalf, I agreed to start a bi-weekly filming of what is now called, "Queens in the Studio" featuring DQ and BLQ. Since our August debut on our own YouTube Channel, we've had 1,353 views on 26 videos and 18 Subscribers!! We thank everyone for making this project a true success!! We have more to come as 2013 get's underway!!

The past 4 months I've had to deal with harsh truths, people coming out with their true colors, and rude awakenings in my career path as well. For some reason it's always surprising to me that whenever you give yourself fully to someone or something, there always has to be this line that get's crossed and unfortunately puts everything into shambles. Yet again, everything DOES happen for a reason and as much disappointment it can bring my heart, as long as there's life, there's the power of healing and moving forward. I can have my 5 year old tantrums although they won't get me anywhere, so in the end I had decided to continue on with LIFE as it comes and leave those who chose not to come along for the ride behind and let their direction take them wherever they chose to go to.  No hard feelings y'all just move on.

I learned the value of my craft and learned the ability to give the best of my creativity to not only my hair and make-up services, but those around me who needed a shoulder to cry on. I've always said this, I get the best outcomes with ANY project I'm involved in if I center myself in the issues and somber moods of others, for some reason it makes for a better smile and warms the heart in the end. You might make me cry a little but it's all worth it I promise!

Once upon a time I was afraid of change, I was afraid of many things because I was weary it might alter my future in such a drastic way that I wouldn't be able to recognize myself anymore. Well this is the 4th complete year since I've let go of that fear and I can say that it's been the easiest thing I've done and I'm glad I've continued on. Change can ONLY bring new opportunities in LIFE and it sure has shown me a different way of living and thinking.

Closing the Holidays in 2012 have been a whirlwind and a great eye opener for sure! I was just commenting today to a friend of mine that we've lost some great people this year, although we've also gained many new arrivals in each and every one of our lives. As I begin every new year, I look at what I'm able to take with me and what I'm willing to leave behind. I see it as such a healthy way of continuing to accumulate NOTHING BUT THE BEST for myself that way I'm ready to go when someone needs me in any way shape or form. 

2012, you've been great! Thank you for EVERYTHING I've learned and EVERYTHING you've shown me...I now know what you were ALL about! Closing the door now......

2013....Let's OPEN you up and BEGIN

Happy New Year my friends!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Long Journey to Closing a Door

Feel stuck in LIFE?

Close a Door.

Feel a BIG Blah with nowhere to turn?

Close a Door.

Feel like you need a BIG PUSH?

Close a Door.

As we live LIFE everyday and every year, actually near the closing of every year is when we start to value what we STILL haven't done, rather than what we've achieved. Humanity has a lot to learn about itself especially when it comes to valuing accolades, achievements and personal progression.

So much we can instill in one another that we neglect what POSITIVES outweigh the NEGATIVES. TOO MUCH time is spent on the name we have yet to create for ourselves instead of the ripple effect we've stamped here on Earth and how many lives we've already affected. Due to the increasing volume of Reality Television, our lives lack privacy and the need for PERSONAL STRUGGLE. In other words, it's OK if everyone doesn't know what were going through, what were all about on the inside, as long as we get the task at hand done, that's all that matters. 

STRUGGLE is needed to reflect on what our strengths and weaknesses are, it shows our capabilities and above anything our need to begin a new journey. 

If you're looking at LIFE and making it hard to complete your current task, then maybe it's time to close ALL other distractions and continue on focusing your energy on what really would make you happy and willing to excel in.

A NEW year can bring new opportunities and a new outlook, although if any distractions continue, it will only be worse and make you that much more confused in your abilities to help yourself and others.

Now that were closing on 2012, remember and take into account what POSITIVES you've learned and have been wanting to continue on to make yourself better, and if there are ANY negatives to 2012, make sure you've taken them into consideration and as simple as this act is, 

Closing a Door is simply that, you have no time to dwell on the past, you've learned from it's peace offering, and you're moving forward. 

"CATCH MY BREATH" by Kelly Clarkson is the PERFECT "Close the Door" anthem, just listen to what she's done in the past and what she's looking to do in the upcoming future.

Close that Door my friends <3

Friday, December 14, 2012

How to Continue...Without You

This week has been a somber one where the news has been filled with so much loss, and as we keep losing people, losing loved ones, it's only fair to ask how can we continue with LIFE without them in it to make a considerable positive difference? 

Everyone's different in the way HEALING works, in the way our hearts make themselves better, in the way we each pick up the broken pieces...yet the only way were ALL similar in these type of  situations is when we're  ready to move on. I speak a lot about moving on because at some point or another we ALL have to cross that bridge in order to make our lives full of love once again. 

When we cut our chains of hurt we can especially understand the need to become fulfilled once more and know the WANT of becoming whole. That doesn't mean we are to forget our past and leave those that are no longer with us in the timeless space of nothing, though its quite the opposite. We can move on with our experience of loss and only get better within ourselves in order to help those whom we will be encountering in our future going through what we've been through already. Take the past, learn to gain more than just sorrow and tears, and allow there to be room for growth in more ways than one. 

As humans we can't expect to always gain and never experience loss, whether by natural causes or sudden tragedy. We must be equal with LIFE as it comes. As angry as we can become and want to tear everyone around us apart, we must deal with the reality of  learning how to continue with our loss. How? As only I have learned to put it, ONE step at a time. 

Grieving is there for our us to learn from and become aquatinted with, we can only be as good as we are to become if we go through the motions of the soul. I myself have needed to learn that it takes steps and it takes time to understand the healing process...maybe not now, although at one point or another, we'll be able to continue with life in front of us with our past inside of our hearts

My deepest prayers and love to ALL 
who are in their time of need <3

Thursday, December 13, 2012


So much can be said about this word, and I myself have said quite a bit in the past 2 years about my own personal ups and downs with FAITH...this time, I'll give you the "Will Power" of what it takes to have FAITH in your lives.

FAITH is anything BUT negative. Many people out in the world will always make it known that FAITH is just a figment of your imagination wanting to get close to something so bad that you invent it in your head that there's something more out there, when there really isn't. In any case, when FAITH is being put to the test, we forget that it's actually us who make FAITH work in our favor because we're trying to prove it wrong every second we have to gratify our selfish human egos. 

Please understand that FAITH is that of its most importance not just when we need a miracle to happen, rather everyday that we get another opportunity to live. You don't have to SEE FAITH to believe it, even though we do everyday, instead, FAITH is usually measured by our strength in understanding the unknown. Now "preachy" or not, one way or another, you're going to have a battle with what the TRUTH is in LIFE. Yet that's the ultimate GIFT that's been bestowed upon us, which is the power of FREE WILL, being able to believe whatever it is we want to believe in, whether influenced or having it be a natural gut instinct. 

FAITH is the art of believing WITHOUT having to see it in front of you. Just like when were wanting to accomplish the unexpected, we have our loved ones say to us, "I believe in you! You can do it". That's exactly what FAITH is, having the ability and strength to believe in the unknown. So if it's that easy for us to have FAITH in one another, why is it so hard to have FAITH in a higher power that looks at everything we do? Simple...we get scared at the thought of having someone whom we don't know see everything that were doing because it feels like an intrusion..although in the end, we wouldn't have LIFE without this higher power, firsthand I can tell you, in my honest and true opinion, we're NOTHING without HIM

No matter what age you're at, 5, 10, 20, 40, 60 or beyond, it's never too late to discover FAITH...all it takes is a bit of self discovery in knowing what path is best for you to grow in a positive and uplifting way. If you still haven't made the effort to know what FAITH is all about, just look around you and see where you're at in LIFE, and ask yourself, "How was it that I've come this far?"..the rest is up to you at your own pace.