Ya’ll, can I be brutally honest?

This last year has been THE HARDEST year of my life.

 I took a leap. I hired my first employee. I opened a larger business. I had weeks where writing a payroll check actually made me want to vomit. I agonized over the decision to fire an employee.

My husband and I had a really rough patch. After six years of marriage we almost called it quits. I literally felt like I was spiraling out of control.

But when shit was going sideways I didn’t run and hide. I kept showing up. When clients I had built years of trust and relationships with left me for my former employee, I kept pushing harder. When I heard of people talking badly about me and my salon, I took the high road. When our marriage got hard we both worked on ourselves to save it.

But it is still hard! Life is not the perfect picture we paint on Instagram. This shit is messy and scary and down right depressing sometimes.

Entering in this competition for me was taking a leap that scared me. It was something that pushed me out of my comfort zone. It was something I knew some people would disagree with or talk about.

But I decided to not let fear stop me from pursing something that I so badly wanted to try. Just to see if I could make it.

And holy cow here we are. Small town, born in “the old hospital” Susanville girl beat out 20,000 people to get to the quarter finals. I’m in a group with a reality TV star with 60k followers and I am keeping up!

I guess what all this rambling is trying to sum up is that in my lonely, hard days this last year I had no idea how many people were in my corner. This competition has really showed me how many of you believe in me.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now let’s win this thing - click the link below to vote!



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