I have received some of the best gifts ever this year! I outlined this post using a pen so pretty that it should be able to write lush, timeless prose all by itself. (Heaven knows that sometimes creativity doesn’t come at one’s beck and call!) I am wearing a beaded bracelet that I had admired on another client only days earlier, and this one was given to me as a Christmas gift. Turns out, this was made by my client and it “matches my hair” perfectly! (I am going to do an interview with her soon, so you will know more about these beautiful bracelets, and how to get one of your own!)
My vanity smells of cinnamon soap and lavendar bathsalts. In my kitchen I have a treasure chest of dark chocolates – including a bar with liquid Absinthe-filled centers. The Green Fairies would be pleased! A jar of hand moisturizer made with whipped beeswax, from right outside of Austin, sits next to my sink. Perfect for this cold, dry weather we are having and so needed for all the time my hands spend in water! I also was given Himalayan Sea Salt Tequila shotglasses – which I learned (the hard way) are made for doing a shot. NOT for sipping, ugh! And I got to enjoy a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau and a lively conversation – while creating another beautiful blonde!
Sometimes my “day-job” is hard work, (especially after all of these years!) but I have always felt gifted by my client’s love and appreciation. That makes it worth the long commute, the tired feet, aching back and the water-logged hands! I am as pleased as my clients when I show them how beautiful they are, how radiant I perceive them to be…and align the outer with the inner. Sometimes my comb and brushes are, in fact, a magic wand – or maybe the magic is in uncovering the beauty that is already there!
And speaking of magic – presto, it’s 2014! I wish you all a new year full of “more of what you do want, and less of what you don’t!”
I don’t make resolutions for the New Year, but I do set one or two goals. This year I will finish my book, “Sick and Tired…and Sexy,” and I’m experimenting with writing some erotic romance novels. I have some great interviews lined up that I know you will enjoy. I want to continue exploring this year, and I hope to share great ideas, and entertain as many people as I can on my journey!
As my Mother used to joke, “Yeah…isn’t that special ?” Wink. Wink.