Jenny La Fleur
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new beginings

It's official so I can finally share the big news I have been DYING to tell you 'all!

The Bad News: I won't be attending Costume College this year after all. So if you know anyone who needs a membership or a gala ticket I'd love to sell them mine! (memberships can be transferred until June 24th)

I'm incredibly bummed out about not seeing my far-flung costuming friends, lounging in Roman dress with you guys and missing the first ever making bobbin-lace class I've seen offered at Costume College (razenfrazen!) but I'm really excited about the reason I can't go...

The Good News: I will be attending The Paul Mitchell School in Woodbridge to become a licensed cosmetologist!

It's something I've thought about doing for YEARS but my fears and doubts always held me back. As I've been doing a lot of deep soul searching over the past few months, I finally found the faith and the courage I needed to follow this path. It's time to stop standing on the sidelines cheering on friends as they take risks and follow their dreams; it's time I followed their example. Things have fallen into place every step along the way so far and I feel an incredible peace and surety that this is what I'm supposed to do.

I start school on June 18th. It's an intense 11 month program, Tuesday-Saturday, so there are lots of costume events this year that I simply won't be able to do and I don't know how many sewing projects I'll have time for. But it's only a year and my new mantra is short term pain for long term gain!

Wheee - have I mentioned I'm SO excited?!!!

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madamekat From: madamekat Date: May 9th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC) (link)
I am so happy and excited for you!! You will be marvelous!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
bellamissella From: bellamissella Date: May 9th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! Congrats, that's great news! Way to go for what you want. It's too bad about CoCo and costuming holds, but you're right, it will be worth it in the long run! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
sewloud From: sewloud Date: May 9th, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC) (link)
ooo you will be SO GOOD AT THAT!!! That's so exciting! We'll miss you in the short term, but what an awesome long term!! I can't wait to hear about all the awesome things you can teach us all!

If you need a face to draw on let me know :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC) (link)
I'll have lots to share I'm sure! And I will definitely let you know if I need your face!
joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: May 9th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh, Jenny, that's wonderful news - congratulations! A great opportunity must be taken - enjoy the course.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much!
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: May 9th, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC) (link)
That is wonderful news! As someone who recently decided to do the same (I am now in nursing school), I can tell you that it feels great to finally follow a path you have wanted to walk for so long. A lot of hard work is ahead of you but it will be so worth it. Go you!

Oh and fabulous shoes!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC) (link)
It really does feel great! It's going to be challenging for sure but I think the reward will be worth the effort!

Thanks! My new favorite shoes... :>
wereleopard From: wereleopard Date: May 9th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay, congrats!!! I am so happy you get a chance to chase your dreams :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much!
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: May 9th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC) (link)
Awesome, congrats!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
newgarb From: newgarb Date: May 9th, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Congratulations! Double congrats for taking that first brave step into the unknown:)

Also, those shoes??? So awesome!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! The unknown is scary but I'm ready for some adventure! I do love those shoes - sigh!
the_aristocat From: the_aristocat Date: May 9th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC) (link)
First, nooooo! I'm sorry to miss you. But more importantly, congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC) (link)
I know I'm incredibly bummed to miss meeting you but there will be a next time I'm sure! Thanks so much!
renzys_frenzy From: renzys_frenzy Date: May 9th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC) (link)
That's wonderful!! And Paul Mitchell is very prestigious! You will do fabulously!

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I've been really impressed with the Paul Mitchell schools, I really like their approach and attitude about things - I think it's going to be a great experience for me!
butterballbunny From: butterballbunny Date: May 9th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Congrats! We'll miss you at CoCo.
!!
()~
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I will miss you too - next year!
rose_bertin From: rose_bertin Date: May 9th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Ahhh congratulations!!! I'm SO excited for you and I know you're going to be amazing!!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the encouragement!
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: May 10th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC) (link)
YAY! That is truly awesome news and I am so proud of you for going out on a limb and taking a risk. And I know it will have a huge payoff for you!
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: May 10th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC) (link)
ALSO: can I go ahead an schedule a haircut with you now???
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC) (link)
I'll pencil you in! :>
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much for the encouragement - it means a lot!
jubilima From: jubilima Date: May 10th, 2013 02:13 am (UTC) (link)
WOO-HOOOOOO! That is so exciting! Congratulations on the big leap. I know you are ready for the challenge. I can't think of a better cosmetologist than you--you will make your clients feel so comfortable and at home. It's like a mini-hostessing party every time. ;) So sorry to miss you at CoCo, but you can dye/cut/up-do my hair any time!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Awww... thank you so much! I never thought about it like that before but you are right, it is like a mini hostessing event. I LOVE that!

I have to tell you that you were one of the people that inspired me to go for this - watching you follow your dreams and make painful (albeit short term) sacrifices for them lately has been incredibly inspiring. Your example helped me find my courage, thank you.
jubilima From: jubilima Date: May 15th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC) (link)
That is so rewarding to hear, thank you for letting me know that. I'm so glad we are sisters in this self-growth process!
laracorsets From: laracorsets Date: May 10th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC) (link)
Exciting!!! And congrats!

PS - I live in Rahway, one town over from Woodbridge! Please do visit.

later edit - still so happy for you but now realize your school is in Woodbridge, Virginia and not in Woodbridge, New Jersey. oopsie.

Edited at 2013-05-10 02:57 am (UTC)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Hee hee - yeah sticking closer to home for this - thanks!
vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: May 10th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC) (link)
Fun! Go you.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
mandie_rw From: mandie_rw Date: May 10th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC) (link)
Oh, that is cool! I know you'll be fantastic at that! We'll miss you at the costume events you can't come to, but since you'll be even better at Whore Makeup afterward, it'll be worth it! ;)

And seriously cute shoes!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! Yes, I fully expect to be even better with whore make-up when I graduate!
love3angle From: love3angle Date: May 10th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC) (link)
Congratulations! Bummed I won't get to see you, but I'm so excited for your plans!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC) (link)
I know I'm bummed too but thanks so much!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: May 10th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! It will all be worth it in the end!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 11th, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah I think so too. And hey hopefully I'll learn more about how to work with your special needs hair! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: May 11th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Haha! Anything would be a help, right? ;P
williamsburg24 From: williamsburg24 Date: May 12th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC) (link)

Congrats!!!!!!! You will do great!!!!!!







































jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 14th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
From: silkfrocks Date: May 13th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC) (link)
So incredibly and tearfully proud of you. And very happy for you as well,
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 14th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you SO much! I'm really excited to see what the future holds for me... :>
jennil From: jennil Date: May 25th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm so far behind reading my friends list that I'm just now reading this, but wanted to be sure all the same to add my congrats and wishes for the best of luck with this new adventure! I'm sure you'll be amazing at this, because you always look impeccable! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 3rd, 2013 02:57 am (UTC) (link)
Opps just realized I never replied - it did it in my head that counts right?

Thanks so much! That is so sweet of you to say! I do love this stuff...
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