Happy 1st Day of October! #lifeupdate

Happy 1st Day of October! #lifeupdate

Hiiii Daisies! Happy Sunday and also happy late national COFFEE day! If I remember correctly I think my first post on here was on a national coffee day like 2 years ago! I was working the whole day friday so sadly I wasn’t able to go coffee shop hoping ): I hope you drank all the coffee for me!!!

Anyway here’s a hopefully short life update cause I don’t want you to be reading a chapter book. If you seen my Maui trip post then you know I finallllly finished school in March of 2017 and got my business degree. The reason I went into business wasn’t to find a job in the business industry but to reopen my massage business. I wanted to gain more knowledge on running a small business and learn how to market and advertise. I was running my own massage business years ago but ended up moving and closing the business. The town I moved to was sooo small (the biggest store was Wal*Mart and we had 2 stoplights in town) that the only thing to do was go back to school and thankfully they had a college! Last year I had to move back to Spokane WA in order to finish my business degree. When I graduated I got a job at a local spa massaging but I was constantly thinking about reopening my own business.

I started looking for a location for my business that I could afford. I wanted the location to be in the middle of town, free parking, and no parallel parking for my clients. After searching for a few months I signed a lease on August 1st 2017!

I officially opened the doors to Belladona’s Massage August 14th! The process took some time because I had to get a business city license, add the landlord to my insurance, and get all my social media accounts started. As of right now I am operating as a sole proprietor but hopefully soon I can transfer to an LLC. I found an amazing lady that worked with me to create my logo which ended up exactly how I pictured it!

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I’ve been having trouble with getting business cards printed so I’m still working on that. I have my gift certificates available and flyers all printed up! Now I’m trying to figure out what the best marketing platform is for massage services. I’ve reached out to a few company’s the see how much it costs to advertise through them so we’ll see. Decorating the room was pretty fun but also hard because I was going for a certain look so to find everything that I needed took a while. I did do a video tour on my facebook if you want to check it out and follow me 🙂

Working on my business is a constant struggle and sometimes I wonder if this was my dream or God’s. I’ve been praying for wisdom and for Him to work through me because if this wasn’t His plan for me then I don’t want it. I know the only way to recognize His voice is to be in a relationship with Him so I’ve been working on that. I ended up deleting my personal instagram because I felt that I was letting it control me and I just wasn’t in a good state of mind and neglected my business page. I do have a business instagram page belladonas.massage, if you followed me on there I would appreciate it with all my heart!

I’m still working at the local spa three days a week and absolutely love working there! I’m going on 8 months since I’ve been there and I’ve been staying so busy!

So when I’m not working on my business or at the spa I’m out exploring coffee shops,,, duh lol! I’m trying to get into a connect group at my church that meet once a week but so far I’ve missed the first two because of work. I’m trying to get organized with a planner so I can write in everything I have to do and where I have to go. I’m going to Seattle for a friend’s wedding the third week in October so looking forward to explore Seattle! Add me on my insta at belladonas.massage to follow along on my adventure when I go to Seattle!

Now that I got my life update out the way I can post more content for YOU daisies! I am planning to do a thrifted fall lookbook for you guys in the next few weeks! Love you guys sooo much and comment below what you are looking forward this fall season cause danggg it’s here already! ❤

 

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Happy Friday Daises <3

Happy Friday Daises <3

I can not believe it’s the last day of September! And it’s October tomorrow! I know the first day of fall was last week but for me it feels like real fall when October comes and 2016 is flying by so fast! It will be 2017 in NO TIME! Anyway, not only do I love fall but I love Fridays! Especially this quarter because I have no class or work on Fridays. So every week for me is a 3 day weekend and I LOVE it! I woke up this morning with this view outside my window,,, it just screamed fall with all those gorgeous colors!

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Today I used my day off to catch up in my classes with some homework and took a test (in my pajamas, in bed, and with coffee!!!). I also had some time to catch up on my readings! I have so much books that I thrift all the time, but the hard thing is finding time to read them all! I am thinking of doing a thrifted books haul soon! So  look out for that! ❤

I also took advantage and planned out my next week in my new planner. Which I am obsessed with! I love staying organized and using my planner especially in those times when there is so much homework and tests always coming up.

I am not bold enough (yet) to wear the beautiful dark lip colors in the fall! I am hoping soon enough I will be? Maybe it’s cause I am so light skinned that it looks way too dark? I don’t know, but here are my favorite nude lip colors that I will still wear into fall!

Last thing I have planned for today is go grocery shopping and get some food into the house! You would think no one lived in our place with how empty our refrigerator is! I am thinking of making ricotta stuffed pasta shells for dinner tonight! I am so excited! I can’t remember the last time I actually made dinner instead of going out.

I hope you daises had a lovely Friday and enter October with a smile on your face and peace on your heart ❤ Thank you for reading ❤