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jennylafleur ([personal profile] jennylafleur) wrote2013-05-09 10:53 am
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new beginings

It's official so I can finally share the big news I have been DYING to tell you 'all!

The Bad News: I won't be attending Costume College this year after all. So if you know anyone who needs a membership or a gala ticket I'd love to sell them mine! (memberships can be transferred until June 24th)

I'm incredibly bummed out about not seeing my far-flung costuming friends, lounging in Roman dress with you guys and missing the first ever making bobbin-lace class I've seen offered at Costume College (razenfrazen!) but I'm really excited about the reason I can't go...

The Good News: I will be attending The Paul Mitchell School in Woodbridge to become a licensed cosmetologist!

It's something I've thought about doing for YEARS but my fears and doubts always held me back. As I've been doing a lot of deep soul searching over the past few months, I finally found the faith and the courage I needed to follow this path. It's time to stop standing on the sidelines cheering on friends as they take risks and follow their dreams; it's time I followed their example. Things have fallen into place every step along the way so far and I feel an incredible peace and surety that this is what I'm supposed to do.

I start school on June 18th. It's an intense 11 month program, Tuesday-Saturday, so there are lots of costume events this year that I simply won't be able to do and I don't know how many sewing projects I'll have time for. But it's only a year and my new mantra is short term pain for long term gain!

Wheee - have I mentioned I'm SO excited?!!!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so happy and excited for you!! You will be marvelous!!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! Congrats, that's great news! Way to go for what you want. It's too bad about CoCo and costuming holds, but you're right, it will be worth it in the long run! :)

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
ooo you will be SO GOOD AT THAT!!! That's so exciting! We'll miss you in the short term, but what an awesome long term!! I can't wait to hear about all the awesome things you can teach us all!

If you need a face to draw on let me know :-)

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll have lots to share I'm sure! And I will definitely let you know if I need your face!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, Jenny, that's wonderful news - congratulations! A great opportunity must be taken - enjoy the course.

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
That is wonderful news! As someone who recently decided to do the same (I am now in nursing school), I can tell you that it feels great to finally follow a path you have wanted to walk for so long. A lot of hard work is ahead of you but it will be so worth it. Go you!

Oh and fabulous shoes!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:11 pm (UTC)(link)
It really does feel great! It's going to be challenging for sure but I think the reward will be worth the effort!

Thanks! My new favorite shoes... :>

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, congrats!!! I am so happy you get a chance to chase your dreams :)

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome, congrats!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! Double congrats for taking that first brave step into the unknown:)

Also, those shoes??? So awesome!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much! The unknown is scary but I'm ready for some adventure! I do love those shoes - sigh!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
First, nooooo! I'm sorry to miss you. But more importantly, congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I know I'm incredibly bummed to miss meeting you but there will be a next time I'm sure! Thanks so much!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
That's wonderful!! And Paul Mitchell is very prestigious! You will do fabulously!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I've been really impressed with the Paul Mitchell schools, I really like their approach and attitude about things - I think it's going to be a great experience for me!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Congrats! We'll miss you at CoCo.

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I will miss you too - next year!

[identity profile] 2013-05-09 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhh congratulations!!! I'm SO excited for you and I know you're going to be amazing!!!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the encouragement!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
YAY! That is truly awesome news and I am so proud of you for going out on a limb and taking a risk. And I know it will have a huge payoff for you!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
ALSO: can I go ahead an schedule a haircut with you now???

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll pencil you in! :>

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for the encouragement - it means a lot!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
WOO-HOOOOOO! That is so exciting! Congratulations on the big leap. I know you are ready for the challenge. I can't think of a better cosmetologist than you--you will make your clients feel so comfortable and at home. It's like a mini-hostessing party every time. ;) So sorry to miss you at CoCo, but you can dye/cut/up-do my hair any time!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww... thank you so much! I never thought about it like that before but you are right, it is like a mini hostessing event. I LOVE that!

I have to tell you that you were one of the people that inspired me to go for this - watching you follow your dreams and make painful (albeit short term) sacrifices for them lately has been incredibly inspiring. Your example helped me find my courage, thank you.

[identity profile] 2013-05-15 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
That is so rewarding to hear, thank you for letting me know that. I'm so glad we are sisters in this self-growth process!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Exciting!!! And congrats!

PS - I live in Rahway, one town over from Woodbridge! Please do visit.

later edit - still so happy for you but now realize your school is in Woodbridge, Virginia and not in Woodbridge, New Jersey. oopsie.
Edited 2013-05-10 02:57 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee hee - yeah sticking closer to home for this - thanks!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Fun! Go you.

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
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[identity profile] 2013-05-10 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that is cool! I know you'll be fantastic at that! We'll miss you at the costume events you can't come to, but since you'll be even better at Whore Makeup afterward, it'll be worth it! ;)

And seriously cute shoes!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much! Yes, I fully expect to be even better with whore make-up when I graduate!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! Bummed I won't get to see you, but I'm so excited for your plans!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I know I'm bummed too but thanks so much!

[identity profile] 2013-05-10 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! It will all be worth it in the end!

[identity profile] 2013-05-11 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah I think so too. And hey hopefully I'll learn more about how to work with your special needs hair! :>

[identity profile] 2013-05-11 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha! Anything would be a help, right? ;P

[identity profile] 2013-05-12 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)

Congrats!!!!!!! You will do great!!!!!!

[identity profile] 2013-05-14 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2013-05-13 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
So incredibly and tearfully proud of you. And very happy for you as well,

[identity profile] 2013-05-14 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you SO much! I'm really excited to see what the future holds for me... :>

[identity profile] 2013-05-25 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so far behind reading my friends list that I'm just now reading this, but wanted to be sure all the same to add my congrats and wishes for the best of luck with this new adventure! I'm sure you'll be amazing at this, because you always look impeccable! :)

[identity profile] 2013-06-03 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
Opps just realized I never replied - it did it in my head that counts right?

Thanks so much! That is so sweet of you to say! I do love this stuff...