|Cosmo Magazine: December 1999 = Inspiration|
Just recently, I went through every box I owned and officially finished unpacking. Yes, I've been living in my "new" apartment for four months now and just finally got the last box unpacked. During my cleaning frenzy, I stumbled upon a magazine article that I ripped out of a Cosmopolitan Magazine circa December 1999. I have a habit of collecting various magazine articles and pictures that, of course, inspire me. I somehow managed to hang on to this particular article for the past 12 years.
The article is titled How to Make Your First Million and written by Jennifer Kornreich. The piece covers four fearless females who worked hard to achieve their dream and in the end became millionaires. Sure, who doesn't want to score their first million just be reading a magazine article in Cosmo? That's not the reason why I tore out the article of the magazine. The interesting about this article are the notes I wrote on it:
San Jose City College
It's the notes on the article that got my attention, more so than the article itself. I had an idea over 12 years ago that I wanted to become a licensed esthetician, just like Marcia Kilgore. Marcia went on to create a little company of her own called Bliss World. She then turned around and sold it a few years later to LVMH for somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 million. I had completely forgotten that I had ever considered becoming an esthetician back in 1999 until I found this article. Seeing this article reassured me that I was finally on my right career path.
Why did it take me so long to get here? The only answer I have is "life." I had a college degree I wanted to earn. There were various occupations I wanted to try on. There were boyfriends to date and cities to live in. It was just last year that I finally got into the right head space and started pursing my dream career full-time. Now, I am working in the industry I have dreamed about working in for so long. Everyday, I push a little harder and get a little bit closer to my ultimate dream career. Sephora University, I am coming for you!
It's just nice to know that when I do clean out the things in my life, I not only find inspiration, but also reassurance that I am on my own right life path. Life is funny and amazing like that.