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???
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.
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!
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