Life Update: AZ, Aveda & Blogging

Hey Guys!

I haven't done a lot of life updates recently and I have gotten requests to write one, so here goes!

First things first I passed ALL of my Arizona State Board exams for Cosmetology Education, which was a huge milestone for me to achieve that. I've been doing my internship here since November of last year. So now I can officially teach Cosmetology. Moving out to Arizona, 3000 miles away from home, was so hard for me and a huge adjustment, and it's been one of the most difficult years because I've just been growing and learning so much, and looking back I can see that and I think that's really cool.

I accepted a job as a Cosmetology Educator with Aveda Institute in Arizona, which was really exciting for me. And I was also offered the position as their marketing coordinator, which is something I'm also really passionate about. It is such an awesome experience to be able to have an opportunity to get to do both of the things I love! It's been an adventure to say the least, but it is something that was a goal of mine to accomplish, so it's really cool to see that happen! I love being at the school with so many girls (and some guys!) because it's amazing to watch them grow and help them and love and support them. It amazes me how much talent they have, and it's so inspiring.

A while back I moved to a new area of Arizona, and I have been loving it! With me there really is no telling how long I will be in one place, but for right now, Arizona is home to me. It's so beautiful here and the people (for the most part) are really nice ;) Arizona is so different than Michigan and Utah, but I think everywhere you go has it's beauty and for different reasons. I booked my flight to go back home for the summer and I cannot WAIT. The other day my sister posted a Snapchat of a trail next to our house and I screen shot it because I missed it so much! I love Michigan and I think it's one of the most beautiful places on earth, and it has (almost) all of my favorite people. 

I have made mention of this for a while now, but I made some changes to my blog recently, and some are still underway. I really love fashion and hair and it's something I have always loved and I have always had a creative mind for that, but I also  am passionate about people, and I really love to connect with people, and help and support and inspire in anyway that I can and so I really saw a lot more meaning for me personally to blog about things that I think are really important, like positive self image and self esteem, having direction in life, making and achieving goals, and creating a happy life. Of course I'm not perfect at any of those things, but I love when people can open up and help each other! So far you have all been SO sweet and kind to me about the changes and I appreciate you all SO much! 

I'm sorry if this post was long and boring! Haha! Maybe my life just isn't that eventful! I don't normally do these sort of posts unless requested, but I hope you all have a great weekend! My goal this week was to "rise above" and be the best that I could, to not assume negative about people, or let myself forcus on negative, and I think that it was really impactful for me, and it ended up being an amazing week, not for any reason in particular other than because I decided that it would be... and so it was :)

I love you all so much, thanks for reading! 

XOXO, Mykel Elizabeth