Didn’t See That Coming

If you look at history, you can predict the future. In my case, if you watch me for a week you will know my pattern and my life.

Wake up, hit snooze for 45 minutes. Jump in the shower. Hurry and get ready while telling myself I won’t hit snooze tomorrow. Barrel down the stairs and make a quick decision to make my lunch or just order it at work. I always order it at work because I’m too lazy to make it. Go to work, work straight until the end of the day, and then fly home … so I can sit on the couch.

Living the dream.

I’m always in a hurry to get somewhere. That somewhere is usually sweatpants and my couch. I’m tired of it. It is making me depressed. It is boring me. And totally killing my love life.

Time to turn this business on its side. It’s time to get out of my comfort zone.

Since I have started blogging, I decided to do some things that are out of the norm. They are small steps to some, but huge steps to me.

Since the beginning of time (approximately 2006), I have only done French tip nails. Or if I didn’t have any on, then I would pain them red. That is it. Red is crazy bright and fancy. So wild.

Flash forward to a year ago and I decided to put a little bow on my ring fingers. Huge deal. Real big.

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Today, I decided go big or go home. I had Easter put on everything. I didn’t expect it…but I LOVE it! I know it’s something little but it’s so exhilarating!

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I now pass the challenge onto you. Do something out of your comfort zone today. One tiny thing. One thing that you would absolutely never do in a million years. Maybe it’s not hitting snooze, maybe it’s making your lunch, or giving someone a high five at work. Do something. You’ll be amazed at how great it makes you feel!

Post a comment below on what you did!

Nails done at Majestic Nail and Spa, click here!

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Now what?

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Work hard, play harder!

If you are wondering what these blogs are about or what I’m about, the truth is, I have no idea.

I have no clue where this is going. The only thing I do know is it’s time I do something I’m passionate about. It is time I tell my story and what is going on in my life. I hope some of it you can learn from and the rest, you just find a daily dose of laughter.
The truth is, I have spent the last 6 years chasing dreams and growing to the top as fast as I possibly could. I got knocked on my ass and had to learn a lot of life lessons along the way. I was also able to be fulfilled by inspiring others. Where do I go now? What do I do next?
When I was 21 I had my whole life figured out. I would have a good job, get married and start a family. When that plan quickly went on the back burner it was time for a new plan. Work, work as hard and as much as you possibly could. I guess you could say I was running away from some things. I like to think of it as the greatest driver in my professional life. Sorry personal life, you didn’t get anything from this.

Since I focused so much on work, here are some lessons I learned along the way.
Life Lessons:

1. People pay attention to what you do, not what you say.
2. Every time you are knocked down, keep getting up.
3. The more people that hate on you, really is a growing list of supporters in hiding.
4. Don’t burn a bridge. Ever.

Personal Lessons:

1. Sometimes you need to put yourself first.

It’s time for a change. I have NO idea what it is, how it will happen, or when, all I know is I need to start somewhere. Stop waiting for it to find me. Game on world, game on!

– KJM

Sorry, Not Sorry!

Today I found myself thinking quietly as a typed away on the computer, ”What if I hadn’t put my career first? What if I stayed closer to home? Maybe if I didn’t get my degree, I wouldn’t intimidate men. What if I had a different personality? One that didn’t scare people away at first.” I mean, let’s be honest, you really have to get to know me in order to see the true-ness of my heart. Why that wall is there, is the great question for the ages.

After getting down on myself I found I was no longer working. I was just sitting there staring at the screen. Thinking. “How did I let myself think that low of myself? How do I find these thoughts coming through on a frequent basis?”

All my life I have told myself, “tomorrow” or “what if”.  I’ll be the first to admit I never live in the moment. I always look to see what the next opportunity brings. Part of me likes to believe that is where I get my drive. The lonely part of me thinks, “I’m sorry I was so driven, I missed getting married and having children.”

My thoughts quickly fade as someone comes in to ask me a work question. The day quickly gets away from me and suddenly I find myself driving home.

As I drive, I make the usual list of things I will start when I get home, “cleaning…diet…putting items on eBay…give the dog a bath…” Funny thing is, none of that usually happens. As I giggle to myself I suddenly remember my conversation with myself earlier in the day.

Why do I think that way?

I have learned the hard way, and am still learning I might add, that I often am sorry for things I should be grateful for.

So on that note, I finally say to myself, “Sorry, but I’m not sorry.” I’m not sorry I chose to put my career first. I’m not sorry I took chances and risks! I’m not sorry I had to learn life the hard way. (Very hard sometimes). I’m not sorry I chose to follow my dreams.

Don’t get me wrong, it can be lonely at times, but I have amazing friends and family by my side. And when the time is right, the right man will make me tame my ways. Until then, I’ll keep doing my thing, dreaming my dreams and reaching for the stars!

  • Much love, KJM