Hi Queens! Happy Monday!

Today marks the first day of my senior year in college. We all know that entering your last year of school means you’re beginning to prepare yourself for the next chapter of your life. For myself, this includes moving out of college housing, registering for cosmetology school and finding a new place to call home. Although this may be viewed as a stressful process, this is also a very critical learning experience. In my “Hello August” blog I spoke about getting in a car accident that resulted in my car being totaled and accepting the fact that my life was making some pretty drastic changes in such a short period of time. Yes, it was a lot to take in and process at one time, but this process was also something I needed to encounter to grow for my new season I’ll soon be entering into. If these recent events would’ve taken place after I had already moved out and graduated my reaction might’ve been much worse. Many times valleys in our lives are just trials we are required to pass. These tests are preparing us for a new season. However, some seasons require a new level of growth from us individually. You can think of it as “growing pains.” Technically, growing pains are neuralgic pains children experience while growing up. Applying this concept to life lessons, we have to go through painful periods to continue to develop into the person we are meant to be.

Sometimes when going through a difficult season, you have to think about the bigger picture. Where are you trying to go in life? What could this season be preparing you for? Are you passing your test to receive your next blessing? Everything happens in steps. Our entire lives’ we’ll continuously be climbing a ladder trying to fulfill our dreams and goals. Trust the process. Know that whatever you are going through is just a hands-on classroom activity that the teacher is expecting you to pass so you move on to the next level.

“Count your blessings and not your troubles.” I’m pretty sure you have many more blessings than troubles, and always know that trouble doesn’t last forever.

Stay motivated this week Queens! The best is yet to come!

And most importantly, don’t forget to “Wear Your Inner Confidence” all day, every day!

With much Love and Confidence,
Benita
Owner, Panache Hair Company