Slay is defined in the English language as killing or destroying something or someone and in recent years has been redefined to mean one who is killing the game with their personal style. Whether it is their makeup, their clothing, their shoe game, or their very presence in a room, they have designed themselves to be warriors are slaying everyone and everything in their path. We all aspire to slay in our own way but in order to be a warrior and go off to war, you must first have your own house in order. That is where the difficulty usually comes in. We see all of these people on social media getting it done and we all want to be like them so we beat our faces, get our outfits right and say all the right things when we are out and about. All the while, we are forgetting that in order to truly slay we must be right within ourselves. We must make the decisions that we need to make to feel like our best selves and that feeling will translate to our outer appearance and bring forth the warrior within that will slay any and all in our path. Now I have said all of this and I am sure that at least a few of you are asking how I know this and what qualifies me to speak on it, so let me take a minute to tell you a quick story.
When I left my first real esthetician job not too long ago under less than favorable circumstances, I was terrified to say the least. This job provided the opportunity for me and mine to move into our own place, purchase a reliable vehicle and have some sort of monetary comfort. However, the same job made me feel awful consistently. I was tired and cranky and never wanted to do anything but sleep and mope. I even stopped wearing makeup and styling my hair on a daily basis. Basically, I lost myself within the "comfort" of this job and even within the spiral of guilt and obligation that I was traveling down, I could clearly see the self that I wanted to be slowly fading away. So, against all advice and possibly my better judgment, I decided to separate myself from them and move on to something that will ignite the passion for beauty and creativity that led me to esthetics school in the first place. I know how difficult it is to step out of comfort and move toward the things you love but if you are feeling stagnant and like you are losing yourself, then there may be something to the idea of stepping away from where you are currently and designing a plan that will move you closer to the person you want to be and the things that you love.
This edition of Hump Day Realness is brought to you by the letter S for SLAY. Life is too short to spend too much time doing things that make you unhappy and in the world we live in today, you have to spend many many years working so why wouldn't you spend those years doing something enjoyable, regardless of what it is and who has an objection to it. It is your life, so live it authentically, go out and SLAY every single day of it and make a promise to yourself to stop letting others steal the best parts of you away.