I met a man on October 8th, 2013 that changed my life. His name is Kelly Cardenas and he is a salon owner, worldwide educator, and more. He truly is what Paul Mitchell culture stands for, and I feel very touched to have met a man so inspiring. I know that I sound kind of obsessive, but that’s not how I’m trying to come across. I’m just trying to make a point that his words literally cut through me like glass in the greatest way possible. The funny thing is that he may be a hairdresser, but that isn’t the main topic that he spoke about. He talked about finding yourself and being the person that God created you to be. He talked about finding what makes you passionate and devoting every ounce of yourself into it because that will make you successful. I am extremely passionate about hair and makeup, but I’m even more passionate about other peoples’ happiness and doing whatever I can do to make them happy. That’s probably one of the reasons why I love my career path so much. The second someone sits in my chair, I do what I can to build a beautiful relationship with him or her and I won’t let them leave until they feel absolutely perfect. I have yet to find who I truly am, but there’s always a possibility that I’m not made to be a certain person. I can be serious, I can be funny, I can be driven, I can be lazy… No matter what, though, I do what I can to be the absolute best person that I am capable of being. I intend on directly touching peoples’ souls just as Kelly Cardenas has touched mine, and I will do anything I can to do so.

The beauty of being in the cosmetology industry is that I have a million options. I can be a hairstylist, a makeup artist, a nail technician, an educator, etc. and I can do these things basically anywhere I go. If things go as planned, I will be out of Fresno (when the time is right) and I’ll be sharing my talent with people everywhere. I read a quote the other day that read, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” I think it’s time for me to get on my knees and pray that God leads me the way that I need to go despite what I feel is right.

My vision of a perfect career is this: doing what I love while spreading the Word of God at the same time. What could be more fulfilling than that? I don’t have a lot of people that I can truly sit down with and express how intense the Love of our Lord is, but I would do anything to meet a stranger and change their life. I hope and pray that, when people see me, they see Jesus. I want to be like Kelly Cardenas. I want to touch peoples’ souls.


On another note, I have officially reached a crossroads in my life. I’m not going to share what it is exactly, but I think it’s a part of the “growing up” process. Thank goodness I have the mindset that God can help me get through anything, because I don’t exactly know how I would get through this on my own. All I ask is for prayers, please. Thank you so much to everyone taking part. I love all of you.


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