The Sugarista 2.0......And thoughts on looking back + looking forward.

The Sugarista 2.0......And thoughts on looking back + looking forward.

 Me circa 2012. Yup, it's official, I've had the same hair for 4 years.   

Me circa 2012. Yup, it's official, I've had the same hair for 4 years.

 

 The view! The castle is just a short 10 minute walk away! From rural Illinois corn fields to Downtown Chicago to coastal North Carolina, back to central Illinois then to Portland, Oregon and now ENGLAND! Pinching myself.

The view! The castle is just a short 10 minute walk away! From rural Illinois corn fields to Downtown Chicago to coastal North Carolina, back to central Illinois then to Portland, Oregon and now ENGLAND! Pinching myself.

Hi friends! You are probably here because we know each other and have shared some laughs. Heck, it’s highly likely I’ve Sugared you! Or maybe you’ve attended a training or are interested in learning how to Sugar.  Regardless, thank you for coming to my new site! This is the new iteration of The Sugarista and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this platform to begin work in. Exactly one month ago I closed my Sugaring studio The Sugarista in Portland, Oregon to travel all the way over to Nottingham, England to reunite with my man Richard, the cutest and smartest guy I know. I can safely say that September - December 2015 were some of the most emotional, crazy making, non-stop hustle months of my entire life. Glad that’s all done! And thank you to all my homegirls who put me up in their spare rooms, took me out for sushi, let me store my stuff in their basements and didn’t give me crap for having bad hair for 4 months straight.

So, here I am in England! Aside from Richard I don’t know a single soul here. Couple that with a 6-8 hour time difference between most of my friends and family, mix in the fact that RIchard works 9-6 and toss in the reality that I no longer have a brick and mortar business to tend to…... and I’m left with open space. Time to think. Hours without commitment. Going to bed knowing that tomorrow is actually 100% what I make of it because I actually need to make something of it. This is a new and even confusing sensation for a chronic over worker, shiny objects syndrome, psycho multitasker like me.

So what I’ve been doing is thinking and reflecting. OK and spending copious amounts of time on social media ;) I have this sense of calm that I haven’t felt in really long time. It’s ironic because now more than ever I SHOULD be hustling. I SHOULD be trying to stack some cash in my bank account. I mean, really should. But I’m going to let things unfold and let the past and all the energy of what it took to make it here settle in.

I don’t often look back or think about the past but I came across this picture and thought WOWZERS! I remember my state of mind when this photo was taken and the perception I had of myself back then in 2012. Do you ever look back on a photo and feel like you are looking at some other version of yourself that doesn’t exist anymore? That’s what this picture is like for me. Sometimes I’ll see a photo from a month before and think, oh yeah I remember when I was her! I know what sounds weird but hey, my mom and I have had this conversation so maybe it’s genetic ;)

So, in the midst of this space I’m going to look back so I can begin to look forward. Looking back - For practical reasons I don’t want to make the same mistakes. I’ve made a couple real doozies on my entrepreneurial path. I’m trying to take stock of my progress so I can set bigger goals for the me that exists today. What I was capable of doing in a year back then I believe I am capable of doing in 6 months now.

For less than practical reasons I think it’s good to remember what sits at my core that isn’t defined by work. I’ve absolutely defined my worth through work and I’ve quite literally broke my back for work. I’m done with all that.

So that’s where I am at….today. Who knows about tomorrow! I look forward to sharing this journey and re-inventing myself and The Sugarista to reach more women who have the desire to open their own business. And of course have lots of fun because that’s the kinda girl I am.

Cheers from England!

Stephanie

 

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Week One Sum Up! Goodbye Portlandia, Hello Nottingham!

Week One Sum Up! Goodbye Portlandia, Hello Nottingham!