Here’s a clip from my walk at @theunicorntribe Orlando show from last year, because I didn’t go on stage this year.
The show this week was a big eye opener for me. I don’t think I really want a lot of the things I used to. I hate doing hair in chaotic settings, and I miss going to shows to learn instead of being in model prep the whole weekend(though I love my model @itslindamarie and spending time with my unicorns). I hurt my knee on day one by slipping on a spilled drink, and tried to tough it out the next day, but the added walking that day did me in. On top of my mental anguish at realizing how my wants have changed, hurting my knee was the perfect excuse to not go on stage. I know I let at least a few people down, including myself, but I learned a very valuable lesson that goes with the industry adage “under promise, over deliver.” I tried to take on too much, and none of it was contributing to any goals of mine. BURNOUT.
Watching some educators for the last year who are misinforming people or just bullshitting their way through made me really want to wait before doing platform/onstage educational stuff. I think I want to learn a lot more before imparting information to other people. Without my @theunicorntribe family, I would not have discovered this about myself perhaps until it was too late and I was locked into a contract doing something that doesn’t make me happy. The fact that @alix_maya offered me this opportunity and didn’t make me feel bad about failing shows me that @theunicorntribe really is my family. I love these people and the fact that they all respect that everyone’s journey is different. I’m also super proud of all the new unicorns we announced this year, welcome newbiecorns💕💕