My Lollipop Moment

It only takes a lollipop moment to impact someone’s life. Whether it is a negative experience or a positive experience, a moment is all it takes to make an impact. Even if one is impacted negatively, it often turns into a moment that may shape our lives for the better!  

My lollipop moment that changed my life…..

Roughly two years ago I lost a friend that was near and dear to me. He went before his time and it was truly unfortunate to lose such an amazing person on this earth. At the funeral, a person got up and spoke about our friend. I remember feeling moved by the way in which this person was speaking about our friend. This person’s life was forever impacted and changed as my life was changed in this exact moment. For the first time in my life I realized that I was not living up to my potential and that somewhere deep down inside me there was passion and purpose waiting to be discovered.  

The next day, I pulled myself together and went to work. I was a business manager for a wealth management firm in Denver. I was on my way to the top! If I stayed focused and kept working hard I would be making a very nice salary in no time. What an amazing future right, wrong! There was a void in my heart that was becoming more and more prominent. A voice inside me kept saying, this isn’t you. That very day, there were other (negative) moments in the office that shaped my decision to change the direction of my life. I knew I was a person that did not exist for others and that I could no longer feed the ego of a man whose boastful character clouded his sense of humanity. I quit, and never looked back.

“What greater wealth is there than to own your own life and spend it on growing.” Atlas Shrugged

Currently, I am the owner of SMASH Beauty Bar that specializes in makeup artistry in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to enhance your natural beauty that radiates from within. By striking a balance between mind, body and spirit, we capture the essence of femininity in its purest form. Our technique allows us to illuminate individual style, drawing from your strength, courage, confidence, and inner light. Smash beauty bar isn't about covering or hiding your face; it’s about bringing your truest self to life and celebrating the beauty that is you.

It takes a fair amount of courage to change your life in such a drastic manner. To stop climbing the corporate ladder and to do something you know in your heart to be honest and true, takes an endless amount of courage that cannot be summed up in words. But if the fire is lit inside you, may you always keep it lit and never for any moment allow it to dwindle out.  Life is not to be stumbled upon, rather it should be lived in the most honest and pure of intentions with a clear and conscious manner.

Now, you may be wondering why I am referring to this moment as my “lollipop” moment, right? There is a TED Talk regarding a lollipop moment that I want to encourage everyone to watch. Perhaps, this will be your lollipop moment and life as you know it will be changed forever. 

What’s your lollipop moment?…