Where have I been? Going crazy.
Remember on that last blog post how I listed the overwhelming things I had to do? Well they all happened! I got trampled over by home life, homework, practicing stand up curls, and studying for the test!
Today was the test. I missed one question and made a 98! I am very annoyed though, because I went against my instinct for that answer. Don't you hate when you do that? At this moment though, I'm on the Dean's List! I just have to continue my good grades. I also made a 100 on my stand up curls!
Not much went on this week other than review. Yesterday two girls complemented my long hair, and today two more did! One of them asked if she could style it on our next free day. Now I'll have to make sure there's not spaghetti sauce or something in it thanks to my toddler. I also had a conversation with a girl today! I won't use real names, so I'll call her Lulu. She looks Hawaiian. And I like saying Honolulu. So Lulu and I bonded over what just about anyone can bond over: a conversation about our moms. And iPhones love. She's really cool.
Some things I realized lately...people are going to think they know it all. They are going to think their opinion on life and everything in it is absolute. They are going to be condescending. You can't do this if you let those people eat you up. Just remember that this industry is ever changing and there are so many parts to it--classic, modern, futuristic, avant garde...anyone who puts everything down is an idiot. Anyone who puts you down and points out your mistakes in a mean way is an idiot.
You have to have an open mind. If you don't, you're in the wrong field.
And this is very important-do not stop and look around you and compare yourself to your peers. If you're trying 100%, then take a deep breath and keep going. It's ok. In class, while we are rolling our manikins' hair, I'll hear someone next to me or across from me sigh in despair as they look around and realize they aren't moving as fast. Never do that. Keep your eyes straight ahead and dive into YOUR progress. Looking at others can slow you down.
I forgot to take a picture of the quote today, but I remember it because it embedded in my thoughts all day.
"All limits are self imposed."
It means you put limits on yourself. There's no end to the things you can accomplish if you let yourself.
It was a good week.
(PS-I did take a picture of the quite yesterday though!)