You know, I can do all the wishin' and hopin' my little head is capable of, but sometimes it's --wait, MOST times, it is the moving and doing that gets me what needs getting.
It's New Year's Eve. We are out of bread. I am rather handy at baking bread these days, BUT...i don't WANT to. Pout, pout. I'm going to wake up tomorrow, and either we will have bread or we won't. It is up.to.me.
It means change. It means stop moping because "things" are changing, and get with it. DUDE! Do you want the bread? Then get off of your money maker and get.the.bacon. Er, bread.
Yesterday I had lunch with some girlfriends. It was so right and fun and encouraging.
"You don't know everything. Use all the tools that are available to you," said one fine friend.
Isn't she smart? SO SMART! My friends may not have known how much they were encouraging me; I was debating over taking one of the kids into the clinic, but that encouragement is flowing over to today as well. I am going to bake my bread already. And I called the (cue dramatic, scary music)...BANK. I've been needing to do it for a month, but kept putting it off.
You are looking at an independent contractor (still in the salon where I have been employed for the last 10.5 years). I needed to set up my bank account to accept plastic payment. I will not be accepting rubber payment, so if you are broke, Girrrrl, reschedule. :) I have been hesitant/nervous/procrastinating switching over for several years and for many reasons...like, there was that 30 question test (which is not difficult) that I had to take. Twice. There is the purchasing of my own supplies. There is the setting aside and paying of taxes. There is the responsibility for my own success. It is happening, Baby! I AM in charge of my business.
What a great friend and mentor my former boss and current Salon Owner has turned out to be. He had to really push me quite definitely and firmly to make this change. He has been gently nudging me for, seriously you guys, three years. He and his bride are just good peeps. I feel very fortunate to have been able to grow up and through this decade at Mark of Excellence.
The folks around me are my tools, and collectively, they know so very much about living. I will forever be a wisher and hope-er. A hesitant doer. Ima jus do eet.
Happy New Year!
Here's hopin y'all are doin fine and baking your proverbial bread! WiHOOOO!
2014 in da HA-OUSE!
Feel free to say a little prayer for me!