New Beginnings

Stephanie Lynn
April 10, 2017

A new chapter

I have been working at Sephora inside JCP for just about two years as an operations consultant and I can say I am completely burnt out. I  have been super frustrated lately and it’s been a crazy year for me so that doesn’t help. About 3 weeks ago I went to visit one of my friends who also used to work at Sephora and recently got a job as a counter manager at Dillard’s, just to say hello and things took off from there. She introduced me to the manager and within 3 days and two interviews I was offered a job as the counter manager for The Edge. In my current job I am in a leadership role but everything doesn’t fall on me. I told myself if they were willing to pay me what I asked I would take the position. Another big sign for me was I got the call about the official offer on my uncles Birthday who passed away a few years ago, so I took that as him being my angel and knowing I needed some good news plus they offered me the pay I asked for so I accepted the job and I start tomorrow.
I am so excited about this new chapter in my life and I’m happy to finally have things turning around for me. I think this position will set me up for my future. Everyone around me believes in me and I believe in myself so I know I got this. Life has been… rough, but I know I’m not the only one who feels like everything is constantly falling apart or hasn’t experienced any wins in a long time but you have to keep pushing. Along with that you have to keep your support system solid because there will be a lot of people who won’t support you until the rest of the world sees your talent. That has been one of the most frustrating things for me lately is wishing more  my friends supported me but I have to remember, the important ones do. My vision was for me and the only people who can truly understand it are people who have similar mindsets. Plus everything I’m going through now is preparing me for the next step, the things I’ve asked for, the things I’m busting my ass to work hard for.
Life… is life, it’s great, hard, sad, happy, amazing, a challenge and an adventure all at the same time. Grab life and kick its ass before it can kick yours.
I remember this verse from the Bible growing up.. well I don’t even remember the actual verse but it’s something I’ve never forgot and I need to keep reminding myself whenever I feel lonely, sad or defeated.
“Frustration Birthed Greatness” (that may have to be my next tattoo)
Don’t ever forget that. YOU CAN AND YOU WILL BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE!! You may not understand the pain now but one day it’ll all make sense, and you’ll realize that everything you went through puts you in the position to be everything that you asked to be.
So as I reflect on my time with Sephora i appreciate the things I’ve gained, especially the friends I made, the lessons it taught me and the countless frustrations because it made me stronger. It also pushed me to chase my dreams even harder. I look forward to this new experience, the good and the bad because I know the next step is the biggest one yet. Thanks for letting me pour my heart out and I hope I can help inspire you guys to keep going. I’m not perfect by any means and my life isn’t all together but I’m here for all of you.

Stay Beautifully Beat

Stephanie Lynn

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Kyaira
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Go girl! You really just inspired me with this! Hilly are out here making things happen. Getting out of life what you demand and not what you are given.

Jasmine
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I really needed to hear this especially with that I’m dealing with! I’m so happy for you!

Ashley
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Yas girl!! You better be great!

Brandi
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You are going to rock this!! I’m so happy for you and beyond proud!!!
You are amazing and you’ll just keep going up from here!

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