Sunday, March 9, 2014

Humility is the ladder to divine understanding

Hey y'all!  I'm going to do something a wee bit different today.  No pretty pictures, no polish love, just....me.  It's been a little over a year since I started this journey to becoming a nail professional.  It's been a GREAT year.  I've been out of school for about 8 months and I'm still constantly learning.  It's really never ending.  I have a true passion for this industry and I have big dreams for my career. 

Believe me, I have NEVER thought I was the best by any means.  Like I said, I'm still learning, I'm a newbie and I know this.  But I still (ashamedly) will say that there have been moments when my ego got a little too big.  This week however, put me right back in my place. 

I got my first real taste of the unhappy client this week.  To be honest, I feel a little defeated.  Knowing someone left my chair and didn't like what they paid for really bothers me.  I mean, REALLY bothers me.  I'm a people pleaser, it's just who I am and if I can't fix it, it drives me crazy.  But...as the saying goes, you can't please everyone. 

I needed this experience though.   Like I said, it put me back in my place.  Just because I've been in magazines and major media websites does not make me the best and does not mean that everyone that sits in my chair is going to be impressed by it and think I'm awesome. 

I remember when I thought it was going to be soooo fun and "easy" and thought about how awesome it would be to get to do nails all day long.  It is fun, don't get me wrong, but easy?  No way in hell!  It's not as stressful or hard as some other jobs but it's not a walk in the park either.  Having someone sit in your chair and pay you good money to do a job that they expect to love is a lot pressure though.  Not everyone likes the same things.  Sometimes even if you do the best job ever in your life some people won't be happy.  I think that's the hardest thing for me to come to grips with right now.  Again, you can't please everyone.  

I basically just had an off week and I'd like to kind of blame it on that.  Ive been in a foul mood and I just wasn't in the right frame of mind.  A bit of burn out maybe? I don't know.  Did I do the best job I could possibly do?  Looking back, I can say with 100% certainty that it probably wasn't my best.  I have put myself out there to fix the problem but I can't fix it if I'm not given the opportunity.  So for now I'm just going to use this as a learning experience and move on. 

I love doing what I do but it's not always sunshine and rainbows.  I let the negativity get the best of me. I have today and tomorrow off so I'm going to rejuvenate and get my head back in the game and hopefully this week will be better.  Get up, dust myself off and get back to doing my thang!  ;)

Anyhoo, I know this is a little different but I just wanted to share and get it off my chest.  Thanks for "listening".  XOXO

3 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the crappy week you had. I'm glad you are looking at this as a learning opportunity and realize that not everyone will always be happy, and that it is not based on your type of work. You do amazing nail art, so I hope these couple days off will help you get right back on track! Good luck, keep your chin up!

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  2. Hope you have feel better from this week. I know what you mean on being disappointed in yourself for something. But it just makes you stronger to be better. Hope the next week fairs better for you.

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  3. *hugs* it happens to the best of us... just have a long hot bath, a glass of wine, and start the new week with a clean slate and a smile. <3 It sounds like you have a really good attitude about it and are handling it well (as opposed to someone less mature who might give up right away). You are a fine nail tech and will be for a long time!

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