Good evening little lambs,
How are you?
It's about midnight on Thursday morning and I'm sitting here fresh from a bubble bath and fresh from a sushi supper with my fashionista friend, Michelle.
I totally needed the support of friends today. I even stepped away from the salon mid-afternoon to have lunch today with an amazingly supportive group of my favourite "girls". I can't tell you how I feel regarding my clientele. I don't even know if I consider them "clientele" anymore. They are by-far, family, and THE closest friends I have right now.
Starting this blog, a year or so ago, I see the progession in each volume and this one (Volume 5) seems to be all business and no adventure. Well, let's take you on a little ride, shall we?
It was brought to my attention last night that a salon peer of mine will be leaving my current salon not due to business, not due to location, not due to hours, but due to: me.
You read it right! Me.
I am overly pushy, overly ambitious, over confident and from sources, I "intimidate" her and make her "uncomfortable" and even though she loves the salon, she'd much rather leave due to me being there.
I debated whether or not to write about this, but I had to! It's not to defame anyone or put names on the situation, but it's to make Light of it! As you know, I have NO secrets and those people that choose NOT to agree with my posting may kindly exit.
I mean it- leave. please.
I heard that I'm "pushy", "arrogant" and "talk down to people".
You know who else did that?
And yes, even Oprah.
All of whom, I aspire to become and embody in my own melange of J Ry.
For whatever reason this person decides to leave or state that I made he so UNCOMFORTABLE, I wish her well. Perhaps I am the unsung mentor that needs to be mentioned in her memoir. I hope she grows from this decision, just as I grew when I left Headlines.
With that aside, I've been rather down today and needed my friends to paint the smile back on my MAC-covered face.
.....so, if you notice my posts are a bit "darker" than Light, please understand, that I am eating a well-needed critique (I guess)
I need to "soften up" some on salon peers and I may even need to debate mixing ANY business and pleasure.