Recap: Conquering Fears and Some Badass Adulting

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”

-Will Rogers

Hello my lovelies!

To put it lightly, it has been a whirlwind of a few weeks. That is not to say anything has been bad, but it has been a time of growth, opportunity, and a lot of food.

While I very literally went rock climbing and conquered my fear of falling in an outdoor setting, I feel like this picture also ironically represents how my job hunting has been going. Long story short, I took a job with Ulta as their sole Esthetician, but the road to that position has been mildly bumpy. It started out only being a part time offer, which then morphed into no offer due to there already being a full time Esthetician and the District Manager said no to the two of us, and then finally landed with me taking the job, as the full time Esthetician had an opportunity to move back to her hometown. I know, confusing and stressful, but it ended up being worth it, despite the rocky climb along the way.

A lot of my time has been spent now trying to do real adult activities now that I have a job to support them. I dropped in on a Rose wine tasting with my cousin which ended up being cheesy, chocolatey, and most certainly boozy, and it all really made me feel like I have mildly gotten things together, even if the other patrons were staring at us with annoyed looks as we giggled and had a lovely time.

One of the benefits of my career field is continued education, and since Ulta works with the Dermalogica skincare brand, I was almost immediately sent to Chicago for a training day with Dermalogica. Coming from a city of 200,000 people, Chicago can be very overwhelming, especially on your own. Independence in a big city had me absolutely petrified, but between Ubering on my own and learning to be comfortable with the subway system, I feel like I totally conquered my time instead of crumbling, and of course, I had some amazing food along the way.

My last day in Chicago was just a free day to myself, and I settled on spending that day at the Art Institute of Chicago. Personally, my favorite wing of the building is the Impressionism wing, as I have always been a huge fan of Monet and Renoir, but the entire museum was incredibly interesting and contained all sorts of beautiful memorabilia and art. Of course, I could not pass up a fancy little lunch to myself, complete with some very good wine. All in all, learning how to navigate Chicago, a place I will be returning to in less than a month once again, was a growth opportunity that I feel very fortunate to have had.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural

weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

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