I cannot imagine a better way to start writing this blog than opening my heart as a good romantic and passionate Brazilian girl. So, this is how it goes:
I do not remember exactly when it started, but I think it was on Sunday nights at the time, after listening to the soundtrack of “Fantastic” – a Brazilian TV program; I started getting nervous and even cried. That song reminded me that the next day was Monday and I had to go to work.
During that period I changed job every year. As if changing job, boss and colleagues would solve anything. That feeling of dissatisfaction was always present.
I do not know if you’ve ever lived with the feeling of being on autopilot mode? I have; it’s not cool and sometimes you do not even notice it. I had business school classes at night and the next day I had to wake up very early to go to work all day. No time to live, to find out who I was, what I liked and what my expectations for the future were. I just followed the crowd.
But nothing happens by chance, like everyone says. And sometimes the answer comes when you least expect it. I was always obsessed with my chubby legs and one day a friend of mine advised me to do a massage. Then magic happened.
I thought everything was perfect; I loved this working environment, the way that the girls put all their passion and motivation in what they did. I loved how they took care of me and made me feel better. That place was my little heaven, which transported me into another world. The feeling of not belonging to that city, that family; the sacrifice of having to do a job I hated, the impression of not having true friends, it all disappeared when I was there.
Many people cannot understand these little signs. For me it was all very clear, it was what I wanted to do. However there was only one problem: I lacked maturity and had preconceptions. I considered the beautician profession to be lower than my “level”. I just wanted to have a beauty center, proving to everyone that I could, but I did not want to work as a beautician. Ridiculous. I know.
The opportunity came when I moved to Italy. I did not speak Italian, my education qualifications were not recognized, I had no one to turn to. I worked in factories for 12 hours straight, I worked as a cleaner and I had uncountable blisters on my feet for working as a waitress. Then the second signal came up. I thought: Here I do not need to prove anything to anyone; this is my chance to do what I always wanted. I got my first job in a beauty center in Milan, and since then I’ve never stopped.
An unconditional love for the world of aesthetics was growing in me every day. And for me – who had always invented good reasons not go to work – I suddenly realized I was working twelve hours a day (weekend included) with a huge smile on my face. This profession saved me at that time from depression and panic attacks.
All these [good and bad] experiences and the passion for what I do made me a better person – for myself and for others. I learned to pay more attention to signs that life sends. When I think that all that happened in my life brought me to this point… ironic. Is it fate? I’m sure of what I love and what I want to do, until I will allow myself to believe in. I want to do for people exactly what these girls did for me at the time. Caring, loving and making you feel good and confident.
Some time ago, I looked into a book (you must have heard of, or even read), named “The Secret”. I found a paper in it with a list of all the things I had set myself to achieve someday, material or not. It was impossible to hold back the tears. I called my boyfriend and I read the letter I had written to myself years ago. Practically all of the things I wished at the time – I have them now. The road has not been easy, but I’m getting there.
Life is too short and should be lived to its fullest – so why wasting time staying with a person you do not love, or in a place you do not feel at home, or doing something that does not make you happy? Everyone has the capacity to achieve this – it is a matter of choice.
“Beauty Couture” was my dream and it was among other things on that list. Today my little great hope is coming true. And this is only the beginning. Again, I see the sign which tells me that great and beautiful things are to come. And you are part of it – I am very grateful!
I want to share my passion with you and to be as helpful as I can. I hope that this could become our meeting point to talk about beauty, health and life in general. Exchanging experiences and adding positive things in our lives.
See you at the next post!