The Weekend Wrap Up: Keep Moving Forward

We're only 4 days into 2009 and it's been getting pretty interesting already to say the least...where do I begin? Just when I thought things were finally comming together for the wedding we've stumbled and fell on our faces harder than before. As I had mentioned previously, I was just days away from paying deposits to both my wedding planner and the church which we planned on using for our ceremony. However, something kept telling me "Just wait, don't do it". On Friday morning my fiance called me from work telling me that people on his job were being called in the office one by one being told that either their hours were being cut, or that they were being laid off...little did we know that he'd be calling me back within the hour to tell me horrible news...yes...you've guessed it...

The first thing out my mouth was to assure him that we would get through this and that we'd be fine, while in my mind I was panicking and in screaming. Devestated, I hung up the phone and tried to make it through the day at work. Once I got home I gave him a big hug and kiss - everything was going to be fine, right? Once the news trickled down to my mom she brought up the wedding, "what's going to happen with the wedding?" - uuummmm, I have no idea. I hadn't even thought about it the whole day, I was trying to figure out how we were going to survive. But my fiance and I made a promise not to talk about it for the weekend and that Monday we would deal with it figuring out our next move....just when I made my new years resolution to not complain about money or the economy, lol...
Luckily, last Monday I was contacted by someone (who was referred to me by a photographer I've worked with) who was a bridesmaid in her brothers wedding and needed her makeup as well as her mothers done for the wedding. They needed their makeup done Saturday, and thankfully my boss at the bridal shop gave me the day off last minute. Everything turned out great and my clients were so friendly and warm. They welcomed me into their beautiful home with open arms and were very accomodating:


Vanessa (the bridesmaid/sister of the groom) just wanted a very subtle/soft look - ditto for her mom (not pictured). I managed to get done with them both with enough time to make it back to the bridal shop and put in a few extra hours (anything extra helps right now). As you can imagine, I was pretty burned out by the end of yesterday and went to bed pretty early.
When my fiance and I woke up this morning, we flipped through the channels and found the movie MEET THE ROBINSONS. I didn't want to watch it because it was a "kids movie" but my fiance wouldn't surrender the remote so I had to sit there and take it. To my surprise, I couldn't keep my eyes off the TV and I couldn't stop myself from laughing - it was such a great movie! It's perfect for children and adults and turned out to have a great message - "keep moving forward"... and boy did I need that message this weekend. Let the past stay in the past, we can't change it, all we can do is move forward - focus on the positive, not the negative - be greatful for the things you do have and don't focus on the things you don't - never give up on your dreams, they will come true if you believe in yourself. Although this was a kids movie, I took this message to heart as my weekend was pretty heavy
I go back to school tomorrow for the new year and of course I'm all over the place mentality. I'm going to relax myself for the next few hours and prepare for classes tomorrow afternoon. I hope you all had a great weekend - I leave you with a clip from the movie MEET THE ROBINSONS, enjoy...


Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths
- WALT DISNEY

3 comments :

EliandMe said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your fiancees job, but with such a positive outlook I'm certain you can make it through any though times ahead. Whatever you decide about the wedding, we are right here with you x

CURLY+NERDY said...

Oh thank you - I'm so happy to have a place that I can vent

I know that we will get through this, it's just a matter of when it's all going to be over

Right now I guess I'm just going to have to keep my mind off the wedding by throwing myself into my studies - who knows, maybe a miracle will happen...

T. E. C. said...

Great job on the make-up! It looks beautiful!

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