A recent separation from an unhealthy situation has been a major struggle for myself and my 10-year-old daughter.Moving on as a single mom, working full time, has definitely had its challenges with little family support around.
Working in the media has also been a challenge, watching many of my coworkers, who were like family, leave the job due to the stress level, cutbacks or personal choices in recent years. I was beginning to feel pretty drained, worn out and lacking self confidence due to the daily struggle.
But following the makeover experience I have regained the self-worth I was lacking. Just the fact that others believed in me and felt I deserved this opportunity is enough to boost my morale substantially. While the makeup has washed off, the hairstyle has been washed and clothes have hung up, the experience has lifted my spirit and soul!
Chopping about a foot off my hair, which has been long since high school, has also shown me that a fresh start can be like shedding unnecessary baggage dragging you down. I’m left inspired, recharged and ready to take on the world!
Moving forward, I see the importance of taking care of myself first. I know I can’t be a good mom to my daughter if I am not first good to myself. This experience reminds me that it’s not selfish to put yourself first, in fact, it’s the most important step in anyone’s life!
Thank you for this amazing experience – I am blessed.
Merrymen’s latest initiative, to select and provide a deserving candidate with a makeover, is significant because of its mission to empower incredible people to believe in themselves, help people understand the importance of self-care and increase their self-esteem and self-worth. And after reviewing many candidates, Jennifer was selected as the recipient of the makeover.