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My Saying Of The Week

do what you love

I love this saying it is so true. Firstly I will address the fact that I am a hairdresser, the hair industry lends itself to this saying completely. Did you know Hairdressers have been hailed as the happiest profession many times? And I know it is true, why? Well, I am sure it is because not one day is different, yes you may work within the same team, but there is always some one new and interesting to talk too.

I could tell you tales that would make your hair curl, because people always confide in their hairdresser. But also as a hairdresser you get to ask people about themselves, and I have heard some of the most interesting and inspirational tales from seemingly ordinary people. But that’s the key isn’t it?

Not one single person is ordinary, I have learnt from my wonderful career that everyone you meet has a tale to tell, a story behind them. Every single person you meet is special in some way. I have learnt to never ever judge because people are wonderful and surprise you.

Being a hairdresser gives you the ability to give a person confidence, make them feel great about themselves. This is a special power, but one to not be taken for granted, it comes with great responsibility, as the you also have the power to ruin someone’s, day, week, month special occasion should you get it wrong.

Teaching is much the same, as a teacher I hold they key to a person’s future. I hold guardianship of their hopes and dreams. A huge responsibility, and one I take very seriously. It feels so amazing to see my students’ years down the line, happy and successful in whatever path they choose to follow. It is so rewarding to know you have had a part in someone’s journey.

And lastly blogging, well that goes without saying my childhood dream come true, I don’t need to harp on about the wonderful people I work with I do that enough. But my blog has brought my family and I great fortune in the form of friendships and life experiences.

If I could go back to being a little girl, I would tell myself don’t change a thing, you will love your career. It will be a successful one. But how do you measure success, sure I have had the most amazing opportunities, experiences, been well paid.

But mostly I have worked with some truly incredible people who have made me laugh till it hurt. I found one of my best friends though my career, I have enjoyed almost every single minute, I can honestly say what I do makes me truly happy. So have I every truly worked or just had fun, and been paid for it.


Author of Extraordinary Chaos a family lifestyle and travel blog from a 40+ mum of teenage boys, sharing our family travels, recipes, reviews and country living. Also the co editor of Cruising With Kids Family Cruise Blog

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  1. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot)
    15th June 2015 / 4:58 pm

    What a wonderful post! You have so much to be grateful for- all the wonderful people you’ve worked with and shared laughs with. It’s so important to love your career/job. I share the same passion for teaching that you do! Isn’t it the best?! Thank you for linking up with #candidcuddles! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      15th June 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you Katie and yes it is the best, it makes me smiles most of every day and that has to be great x

  2. 16th June 2015 / 2:20 am

    Hairdressers are the best! I can relate to this statement very much…. I teach baby sign language in my private business and completed my first year teaching ASL to grades K-7 and when I’m actually teaching, it doesn’t feel like work – I feel so in the flow!

    • SarahJChristie
      17th June 2015 / 10:39 pm

      Thanks Joann, isn’t it lovely to feel like that about your work x

  3. 17th June 2015 / 4:02 pm

    All three professions help people and are heavily involved with interacting with others! I love the quote – it’s so true. It’s great to enjoy what you are doing on a daily basis. Thanks so much for linking up with #candidcuddles x

    • SarahJChristie
      17th June 2015 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks Becky, and do you know what I never ever thought of it like that but yes I suppose they are in some way or another x

    • SarahJChristie
      23rd February 2016 / 11:03 am

      Thank you x

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