2018 has been an amazing year. I always wonder how the year flies by so quickly, but as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. As much as sometimes the business of life can be overwhelming, how lucky am I that all the things that keep me busy, I love?!
I’m greeted every morning by my 18 month old son and his out of control bed head. Even though sometimes the 5am wake up calls aren’t ideal - his cheeky grin and crazy hair never fail to make me smile. I always thought my energy was a little out of control, as I don’t like to sit still for too long. However Arlos is on another level. He doesn’t seem to need much sleep and the only person tired after an extreme soft play session is me. He’s such a character and has some amazing friends that we love to meet up with regularly. He really is the most precious, important thing and he makes everyday a good day! We have a close knit family and Arlo gets to spend lots of time with his Grandparents, in fact the only person he will stay still for is his Granddad. Therefore it’s his job to control Arlo for family photos!
As you may have read previously, we have recently moved house. The idea of moving started back at the beginning of the year and as some of you probably know, the moving process can sometimes be a long, drawn out one. I’m proud to say we have moved in to our dream home and I can’t wait to get my interior design head on in the new year. (Hello Pinterest!)
Back in March I returned to work after 9 months away from the Salon, and I remember feeling all the emotions prior to returning. Will I be able to get myself and Arlo ready and out the house for 8am? Can I remember how to Balayage? Will I miss my baby too much? I was genuinely worried. However it turns out I had nothing to worry about. We’ve found the most incredible childminder who keeps Arlo sooo busy, he wouldn’t even have time to miss me. I can still Balayage, and getting us both ready is no problem. I have a great bunch of clients, and as much as I still have time in my diary for new clients generally I start my day knowing who all my clients are, and what the plan is for their hair. I look forward to seeing them, catching up with them on what they’ve been doing (I have really interesting clients!) and most importantly letting them leave feeling really good about their hair. Don’t get me wrong, it wouldn’t be a Saturday if I didn’t get home and moan about my back pain, but on the whole I do ok!
I started my blog whilst on Maternity leave, and with the help of my boss, I have learnt how to run my website and use photoshop. (Very basic photoshop skills, but I’m still learning!!) My job is hair, however I spend my time talking about uplifting, interesting things and I thought why not share the fun things I get up to, and things that make me feel good?! I love listening to my clients, so who knows - maybe a few of them like listening to me!
Lastly I’ve managed to keep up my work with Moroccanoil, whilst taking on a new role as a Moroccanoil Ambassador for the UK - something I’m very proud of. With the recent launch of Moroccanoil Color Complete, Moroccanoil needed someone passionate about hair colour to look after their VIP clientele. Mixing Moroccanoil with my colour brand of choice has been great fun and given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people, whilst also pushing me out of my comfort zone.
2018 has been a good year, however there are a few things I’d like to work on in 2019.
I’d like to keep doing what I’m doing whilst trying to maintaining a good work life balance. I’d like to spend more Sundays with my family and stay off social media on that day.
I’d like to continue my work with Moroccanoil, and with 2 trips booked for January to Dublin and Barcelona, and Fashion Week not far around the corner in February, it’s looking to be a good year.
The third big thing I’d like to work on in 2019 is video tutorials for my blog. I’ve previously been asked to do video tutorials, but as soon as I press record, I seem to morph in to this stiff wooden board with long arms that forgets how to do hair. This one may need a bit of practice, but I’d quite like to give it a go!
So there it is, basically a blog written by me, all about me! I hope you’ve all found joy (even if it’s just a little bit!) in 2018, and I wish you all a happy, healthy 2019.
Happy New Year