It’s been a very busy week in the Turner/Lamotte households. With Kyle committing to Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, that was huge! He, his dad and myself drove to Midland for the weekend to check this school out and wow, were we blown away by the love, hospitality, the programs that they offer and the closeness of the staff. It has been a long time coming from dropping Kyle off when he was a little boy and picking him up from practice, spanking his little behind, lol guiding him through school, his dad staying up with him to help with homework and riding his back to make sure that he turns his assignments in on time. That’s all apart of raising our kids. I am very lucky to have a family situation such as this that we both work together and agree on raising the kids, most of the time. 🙂 I feel secure and at peace with leaving him there in the coming fall when it’s time. Kyle was happy and felt like a load was lifted off of his shoulders. So proud of him! He twitted that he committed and wow, his phone was blowing up on the way home. So many people/friends/family were texting him and responding to his tweet, it made me feel, that this boy is loved beyond anything that I could ever have imagined and it felt good. 🙂 It amazes me that the news reporters were just as anxious waiting for a decision from Kyle.
The Mason Comets won the GMC Title last week and Coach Richards celebrated his 300th win at Mason High School. WOW!!! Senior night was last Friday night and Kyle played his last home game at Mason High School on Saturday, so emotions are flying high right about now but it’s more joy than anything else. I am looking forward to the future!
So to update you all on my Personal Styling journey, I started work on Barbie’s Holiday Gown, Lucas (Kristen’s boyfriend) started work on my website, I think he tried to get me in check and say that I needed to get on the ball. lol…I am preparing for the Fashion Show in Kansas City on the 5th of March. Received a text from a girlfriend of mine last Friday, saying that she has a business partner that is in need of a personal stylist and wanted to know if it was ok to give her my name and number?!?!?!!? Of Course, I said, (if I could scream through a text message, i would have) lol and she gave me her information and said that she is a Fashion Design Professor at one of the local Universities and would be in contact with me. On our drive back last night, I recevied a phone call from the now client stating what her needs are. She is looking for someone to teach a class to high school girls one day in the summer as well as middle school age girls on a different day in the summer. Two separate classes, but I would be introducing them to the Fashion Industry!!!! I was speechless, grateful, happy, scared, overwhelmed, thankful, flabbergasted, overjoyed all wrapped up into one. All of my dreams were coming true minute by minute and this is something that I never imagined could happen. This was a gimme from God and I was too happy to please. So just like my mom, I am a teacher as well! 🙂 I’ve never taught teenage girls, but I have 3 daughters, so that counts! The winner of the 1st Your Mood Your Shoes was announced and presented with a pair of Gucci Shoes that he won by simply donating $5 to Your Mood, Your Shoes on Facebook! So excited, the 1st month was a success! 20% of proceeds benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research in honor of my mom (Darlene Turner) that passed away from complications of the disease. Go to Your Mood, Your Shoes and click on the link for a chance to win, winners are announced on the last day of the month, it’s easy to make a donation.
Through Cincy Chic, I work with other interns and was also asked by one of the interns if I would be willing to help out with organizing a Fashion show coming up in April or May. Of course! I am now styling 5 clients and am so happy that I can hardly sleep at night, because I have all of these ideas going through my head. I usually get up and write them down or put them in my cell phone in the notes section so I don’t forget. I am creating the life that I want and it makes me hop up out of the bed to get going everyday as if I really needed a reason. I was told once, that I needed to start off in 1st gear, but instead I start off in 5th gear. lol I learned to not EVER let fear stop me from doing something/anything. I’ve dreamed of speaking to other women on fashion/style and making an impact and it’s happening. This weekend, I will be at 2 different events, one is Cuts, Cars, and Coach for a Cause through Cincy Chic and at the One Year Anniversary of Lachey’s Restaurant downtown, who knows, I might meet Nick Lachey! This is an awesome awesome life!