I am going to trim Jay-Lee and Heather's hair later on this afternoon. It makes me giddy. (Yes, I know that giddy is an old people word. I have been informed of that at some point in the last year of my life.) I don't start cosmetology classes back until the 11th. I've got myself a nice little break. But at the same time, it's wonderful that I have brave friends to let me chop, chop! =)
If you were to ever ask me (at any age in my life) who my most admired person is my answer would be:
"Mama B", my great grandmother. She is the light of my life. If I could have those weekly visits back, I'd make them daily. If I could hear the (sometimes brutal) blunt truth one more time, I'd listen more closely. If I had another opportunity to paint her nails, I'd have a nail salon open just for her. Ironically, Mama B had her own hair salon for pretty much her whole life. I hope some day I will make her proud. I feel like this calling for me might have came a little later than some others would have preferred. As for me, I'm glad it came right when it did. I am the child that is situated slightly outside of society and indeed, that's all with a smile. Time can be your best friend as it can also be your enemy. The road to success can be a beautiful journey, rather than a train wreck, if you allow it to be. I took a trip around the world and back... and I'm still not through exploring. I've enjoyed the rocky road as I consider the bumps, that others might find life threatening, just a small concussion with a quick recovery!
ANY way. I got a little somethin' somethin' for Christmas this year. That something was VERY very VERY very VERY (okay, you get the point) special to me! My grandmother "Memo" gave me everything she had left of Mama B's hair supplies. Several stainless steel combs, which by the way they just don't make them like that anymore... Gaaah, The things I would do to change my generation! haha =) And also a pair of her thinning shears. I immediately cried when I opened the gift, without asking a question. I'm an emotional nutcase anyway but throwing that one on my unexpected really got me. I think I want to have them framed in a shadow box. And in hopes to open my own salon one day down the road, that would be my masterpiece. I miss her. Okay, enough on that I'm starting to get saddy-poo.
One more hair thing and then I am out-of-this-place... for now!
I want these vintage hair pins, that's all!