Tuesday, May 24, 2011

been way too long

There is alot for me to catch up on. Tomorrow will be the last day of my 12th week in school!! I LOVE IT!!!

About 3 weeks ago i lost my job.... this was so hard for me to accept casue i love all the members and all my coworkers at the gym. but God had better plans! i am still adjusting to not working during the day. the past few weeks i have felt that i am not worth anything to my family cause i can't bring home a pay check. today i realized that i am not defined by ANY job! I am Julie~ I am Luc's wife~ I am Phoebe and Chloe's mom~ I am Ann and Dewey's daughter... I AM ME!! I still miss all my friends at the gym and tanning salon but dwelling on the fact that i didn't have a job was wearing me down! I have a new found freedom and glory in keep the house clean, and making my new yard look nice! I have also been able to invest my time in working on my school, and spend time at the girls school ( i love to be part of their school as well)

The 14th of may 4 other students and one instructor and i got on a bus and went on a 9 hour trip to Hershey Pennsylvania. This trip was for all the Empire school to come together for fellowship, classes, and competitions~ IT WAS GREAT~~ i have found a new inspiration in this trip! i realized that this is my passion and my joy! i will be able to compete next year but this year i was there to see how things go! i watched from the side lines but next year GAME FACE ON!!! i am excited to say that i will be part of the planning team for next years trip. we will be having all kinds of fund raisers and our school support will take 1st place!

To watch the other school rally together to cheer on fellow students was great! the classes showed me that i CAN do this! i have the ability to do anything i set my mind to and NO PERSON will stop me!! God have shown me my true gift and calling! I will be successful and God is my guide the whole way!

Being able to spend time with my girls and my wonderful husband have made this transition so much easier.

school is going great and i have so much more to talk about but that will have to wait for tomorrow. I did make my first 100 on a hair style last night and i made a the 90-90 hall of fame board at school!! i am pretty dogon proud of this progress and God just keep on keepin on! love you all and thanks for the support!

Monday, March 14, 2011

one week

      Well it is Monday March 14th 2011. Where did the last week go??!! My first week of school was AMAZING! we learned about relaxers but have not done one yet, we studied about having the right attitude can make or break a client and that being polite, happy and professional is more important than actually making someone's hair look nice. I choose how happy I am! no one around me is allowed to determine that! We discussed the the different base patterns that can be used when roller setting hair or using a curling iron, and actually got to try these out! LOVE THEM! Today we worked with a few different heads and finished a style by the end of class! I was so proud of my self! I do have a few burn marks on my fingers from tonight but they are so trivial next to all the awesome things that I am learning.

        My favorite thing that has happened so far has to be Phoebe helping me study this afternoon. She is really great at reading. She never gives up on the hard words and she quizzed me on the things that she had just read! She is going to make a great teacher some day!

        I think I finally caught up on all the lost sleep from the weekend of birthday fun, but I am going to have to go to bed right now if I am going to keep it that way! Thanks for the continued support and I will do my best to keep this going!! night everyone!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Big Day

Well today is the big day! I can still hear my self telling people that " o i have 4 weeks" LOL that was a flash of time and here we are! I am so excited to start school!!

I am writing a little pre class blog now and hope to be able to write about the first big day when i get home tonight! I have had so much support with this choice! Luc has to be my biggest fan. That is a huge surprise to me cause I just knew that he was gonna think i was nuts to taking on yet another huge adventure! well this time he is just as excited as I am! He tells me on a daily basis how cool it is that i am going back to school and that i am going to be great at this! I wish there was some way for me to put into words all the warm feelings i get when he talks about it! This is not just a dream goal for me to go to school it is a dream for me to have connected with my husband, my best friend , my LUC!!! Thanks so much baby for all your support. I hope it never changes and that I Never let you down! I love you!!

I am going to pick out my first outfit and get ready! gonna have to redo my makeup now LOL, there will be more and all the feed back i can get the better! i will do my best to update things every week if not more often! So for my last post as a average person.... i bid you adieu!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today is Tuesday March 1st. I got to go and see what the school is all about! We met the day time instructors and one of the evening instructors. I felt kinda old tonight cause most of the people there were way younger than me but it gave me a new motivation. I was so inspired by the teachers! I would love to some day be an instructor or even just a mentor for the students. I hope that maybe i can be an inspiration to people that want to go after any goal or dream no matter how old or young they are. Last but not least I AM SOO EXCITED!!! I don't think i have ever looked forward to a Monday more than i do right now LOL good night everyone!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shopping day

Welcome to my Blog! I am starting cosmetology school on March 7th, and I have created this blog in order to document  my new life changing experience! I will be turning 30 on March 22. This is already a big step for me but i am so excited to see what 30 something has in store for me!

I want to give you some back ground. I am married to Luc Gravely. He is an amazing and supportive husband and friend! We have been married for 10 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Phoebe and Chloe! That last sentence sums up my life! those 3 people mean more to me that anything in this world and are the motivation for me going back to school! I have their full support with this huge decision.Over the past 10 years i have gone back and forth thinking about what i want to do with my life, i always came back to doing hair, and now i am taking that challenge!! I have worked at Triangle Fitness and Triangle Tanning over the last 2.5 years! I love it there! The members and tanners are super awesome and easy to take care of! I love helping others and the gym is a great place to do that! I studied for a few months to get a personal trainers certification and have trained for almost 2 years. I also got certified in Hip Hop Hustle and Jump rope! i love to teach my classws!!

My mom and i went shopping today! we bought my first uniform! LOL i guess uniform is a weird term. we have a really awesome dress code! it is all black which is all i wear anyway! we spent today together and got all the cool stuff i needed for school!