You belong somewhere you feel free

A little bit about Madison? Where do I start? I'll try to keep it quick and tell you more about me personally and professionally. First and foremost, I am a wife and mother. I met my hunk of a husband when I was just fourteen years old, and he was sixteen. As high school sweethearts, we have been together for almost 22 years and have a 10-year-old named Brady. The photo attached is from our trip to Cape Cod in September. Here we are searching for a great white fin.

A few things you should know about my personal life:

-Our house is chaotic and loud with two dogs and a cat. A German Shepard named Sydney, Jack Russell named Peppa (yes, Peppa Pig), and a gray cat named Marty.

-I am a HUGE New England Patriots fan and jump at any chance to visit the Boston area. I am constantly begging my husband to move to Plymouth.

-My older sister is a super talented designer who works for Ru Paul's Drag Race contestants and recently created a piece for Lady Gaga. (Instagram:@theladyhyde)

-Tom Petty is a musical genius and can ALWAYS cheer me up.

As far as my beauty profession goes, I went to Esthetics school in 2005, and right out of school started my career in a small salon in Brockport, NY. In 2007 I returned to beauty school to complete my Nail license, and shortly after graduation started as an instructor at that same beauty school. Teaching became my passion! I loved educating students and seeing that a-ha moment when it finally clicked. I learned more from being a teacher than I ever did in the salon, and it made me a better Esthetician and Nail Tech. With over 12 years of teaching, I had hundreds of students. Some of them have a special place in my heart (you know who you are), and others were the bane of my existence.

In 2020 I left the beauty school after my son's hip replacement surgery. I was torn between how heartbroken I was to stop teaching and planning my next chapter. I started a job outside of the beauty industry and every day, I am constantly craving more. I want back in the salon so badly, I want this blog and our product line to take off but face many obstacles ahead of me. I have a family to support and cannot just quit my job to leap back into what I know will make me happy. Will it take two years to build my clientele back up? How will I afford health care? These are the constant thoughts that I have.

I appreciate all of you who have supported Lynn and me in the early stages of our new adventure, and I can only hope you will continue to follow us. Our dream is for this product line and blog to take off. Hoping to one day have a wellness studio of our own where we can offer yoga, meditation, and beauty services. And it will be because of you.

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