That was a wild four months. It hit me, like a lot of others, like a ton of bricks. Felt like I had the wind knocked out of me. Everything I had been grinding for was done. Over. Finished.
Stop and Adjust:
Well, the first thing I did was panic. I sat around and cried a lot. Covid had hit me where it hurt the most. My livelihood. I went radio silent. I threw all of my clients files away because I was afraid of contamination. I was just afraid in general I think.
I drank more than I should. I ate more than I should and I was tired all the time. Just a low key depression setting in. I stopped all the things that brought me joy. Like my gratitude practice, writing and having meaningful conversations.
Gradually working my way through all the phases of grief, I finally came to enlightenment!
I asked a lot of questions about my future, our sons future and what exactly I want out of this crazy life. If the world just ended tomorrow, where did I want to be? What did I want to be doing?
“Is this where you and to be when Jesus comes back?” ( A quote from one of my favourite movies. Who knows it?? Comment below)
One thing is for sure, I miss writing and inspiring others. I miss giving others the information I was never given. That was my vision for The Nail Lamp Tramp all along! So here I am, back at the key board. Feeling refreshed and inspired for the first time in a while.
I have stopped doing nails for clients. I just do my own and a few for others on special occasions. The idea of plexi glass and all the new safety precautions just has me a little shook. The unknown of what the second wave looks like, just doesn’t have me feeling comfortable to do nails full time any time soon.
Another local nail tech and I are likely teaming up in the fall to bring our community some training in gel nails. Also I will be launching some press on nails for those special occasions when you just can’t get in to see your nail tech.
Who Can Relate:
On a personal note, our family of three moved out of a five bedroom home into a 32ft fifth wheel trailer on 8 acres so we can start building a tiny home. A dream project that we have wanted to work on for years. We just never had the time.
I have started gardening and meditating. Taking our two dogs for LONG walks and swims everyday. No rush jobs here! I sit and listen to the water fall and stare at the stars. Light huge bonfires and draw up plans of our new tiny home. Such a change from the lifestyle I was living before. I needed the break. As scary as it was at first, I needed to stop and adjust, My old life wasn’t serving me anymore.
Can anyone else relate to this?? Have you just had to do a complete 180 degree turn?
I will continue to write because it fills my heart. I will keep checking in and I am always here to offer a little guidance. The nail world looks a little different now, but the standard of our work and the eagerness to move with current trends never leaves. We will never be “uninspired” because inspiration is everywhere!
And people are looking for good nail techs now more than ever! If you re thinking about going down this path or even stepping up your game, now is the TIME!!! You could really profit from bringing amazing quality service to your guests right now. Personally, I have had 35+ women ask me where I can refer them to find a great Nail Tech. This could be you!!!!
Stay safe and six feet apart!
Cheyanne – The Nail Lamp Tramp