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To the year that taught me to be even stronger, more positive and more importantly to be even more grateful! I thought 2020 would be the year I got everything I wanted, instead its the year I've become more grateful than ever for everything I already have.

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Do you remember where you were when we did the countdown for 2020? How happy were you to start the year 2020! I KNOW I WAS! I always get so excited to start the new year. 2020, I mean how good does that sound? I had a year full of weddings and vacations planned. I am a planner and look forward to getting my new agenda in the new year and marking down everything I have planned, want to do, places I want to see goals I want to achieve! BUT then March happen and the world took a turn. I left work saying see you guys in 2 weeks, I rebooked all my clients in 2 weeks. I really only thought it was going to be 2 weeks. I was actually a bit excited to have 2 weeks off I had a list of things I wanted to get done in my house and now I had the time. ONLY 2 weeks I wanted not 5 months!

For 8 years I hustled with work and accomplished my goals, then March happened, the world was slowing down and forcing us to stay home and relax. Two weeks went by and we kept getting extended and extended. Yes Netflix and relaxing sounds nice and all but for only 2 weeks not anything longer. I certainly am not use to that. As much as I love staying in reading a booking, watching my shows, working on my laptop all I wanted to do was get back to my routine life! I am a very routine person!

As I look back and reflect on my year 2020 it was not year that we imagined but I am grateful and thankful and I still had a great year! I love challenges and 2020 gave me that! We look back on 2020 and it is so easy to get angry and upset but lets face it this is one thing we cant control. I am very positive person but I am human I had many nights of frustrations and tears. I felt guilty for feeling the way I did. I was accomplishing one of my biggest dreams that I put on my vision board 7 years ago and now once I got it I was so angry and wasn't sure if I even wanted it anymore. All because of Covid? I snapped out of that quick. We cant control what is going on right now but what we can control is our outlook of life and take advantage of the things you always wanted to do. What I kept telling myself is this is temporary and shall pass. I had more time to walk and work out, make time for myself, listen to podcasts, read books, cook and bake and enjoy outdoor activities with friends. 2020 reminded me all I need is my good company of friends and family and we can have fun anywhere. I mean having a glass of wine and watching the sunset in Italy with good friends and family sounds great and all too but this year we enjoyed good memories in the comfort of our own backyards and still had a great time!

If you know me you know my goal chart is pretty big. Two of my biggest goals was to open my own salon and have a team and to write a book. 2020 I finished those two goals. When the government told me to stay home and not worked I laughed, good one! So I deigned and built Defined Beauty and hired some amazing people! I also finished my book called The New Entrepreneur is You that I actually started in 2018 but life gets busy and I didn't have time to finish!

With that being said I am ready to put 2020 behind us but also thank 2020 for teaching me to be stronger, more positive and even more grateful! Not only do I have the best people around me, my family and friends but I have an amazing team and all you ladies that I like to call friends, not clients that make me so happy to go to work every single day!

When you love what you do you will never have to work a day in your life. I am beyond blessed for the friendships I have made through my business journey. I wish you all nothing but the best!

I hope 2021 brings everyone health, love success laughter and beautiful memories. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and the first chapter is called New Years Day." 365 New Days, 365 New Chances!

Love Jessica

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