Woahhh, what have these past 6 months consisted of? Sometimes I sit and think wow I’m like a totally different person than I was a few months ago! I’ve truly grown so much, I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve experienced heart ache, I graduated high school, I went on senior trip, I did one of the biggest weddings ever & got #published In USWeekly, I got certified in Dermaplanning & Microneedling, my sister got married(and moved out), I graduated (again) from beauty school, I passed 2 state board exams to get licensed, I started Nursing school, I had 2 salon partners leave, I transferred schools, and now... what am I doing? I should be napping lol, but your girl doesn’t have time for that! These are the “highlights” of what my past few months have looked like. A lot of people said “Gracie, you don’t have to explain yourself” and that’s so very true, I really owe no one an explanation on what I’ve been doing....But here I am! Hoping that this post may help someone reading it. I hope this post shows you that no matter what my Instagram feed looks like I don’t “have it all together” at all times... I do however strive to be the best I can be.To push my business and watch it flourish. To be a good friend to those that need me. I’ve talked with so many girls over the past few months that have had their hearts absolutely broken. I’ve given them the best advice that has been handed down to me. I’ve talked with girls I’ve known my whole life & also girls that I just met. Sometimes needing to hear the advice I’m giving myself. As much as somethings seem so “unfair” or you constantly play the “why did this happen to me” over and over. I want you to know God had this “hiccup” or “bump in the road” for a reason! Transferring schools was NEVER in my plan. I thought I would walk in and leave with that License. Through a lot of prayer and thought I quickly realized to trust in Gods plan (Which if you know me “quitting” isn’t in my vocabulary) but I trusted him. I trusted that I wasn’t where I was meant to be. So I decided to further my education at a local school, and hopefully pursue a nursing degree and get my RN. This to me seemed like a “major” set back. My first thought was “what would people think or say” but honestly at the end of the day- those people do not make me happy. A few weeks ago I saw a girl in my salon suite and she said “I know you”, “you dropped out of school” my heart sank. My whole face dropped that was my worst fear. I’m not a “dropout”, because I transferred but even if I didn’t she didn’t know what happened. She didn’t see me bawling my eyes out leaving a class of 50 people because I knew it wasn’t right for me. So the reason I’m making this post Is not for anyone to feel pity for me.. I’m making this post to say you never know what someone’s going through. You don’t know if the woman beside you in the grocery store line just found out news she never wanted to hear or the girl beside you just got broken up with and that’s why she’s crying. So regardless of if you got broken up with by a guy that you thought was your “forever”, Or you transfer schools, quit your job, or you simply have a bad day....You don’t have to be ashamed that life didn’t work out the way you wrote it in your planner. It’s okay.! You’ll make it through whatever obstacle you’re going through. I wanted to share this verse that really hit hard for me: So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow - 1 Corinthians 3:7 this verse was outlined in a little devotional my mom got me the first day of nursing school. Ironic? I think not. Momma’s always know what’s best. “We tell ourselves we have to do it all, be it all, know it all right now” (What’s true about you by Holley Gerth). So I’m putting all this out here because if you see someone having a rough day, week, or month don’t judge. Instead, realize we are all in a season of growing as long as we are here on earth, and God wants us to grow. Sometimes it takes a rough patch to flourish. We aren’t all the same flowers. We grow differently. You cannot please everyone, everyone is not going to like you and that is all okay! Follow your heart, trust in God and know that those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter!