Believe in Your Passion & Its Purpose

07/09/2020

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

We have all seen this quote. It’s a gem for sure. But, how many of us are actually taking these words and putting them into action?

Being a mother of four is the greatest gift I have ever been given. It’s taught me so much about what matters most, including how precious time is and how little we actually have. With such limited time, quality of life has become very important to me. And in my humble opinion, happiness is one of the greatest successes we can have and should strive to achieve. 

Even as a licensed cosmetologist of over 20 years, I am (as we all are) in a constant state of growth and change on the path to becoming the person I was always meant to be. With that being said, it wasn’t until more recently that I truly started to find this happiness in my craft.

I was feeling stuck and burnt out working behind the chair. I knew there was something more for me: a higher form of expression of my artistic abilities through hair. So I began creating my own unique, artistic style. Insert here the wonderful world of art and expression, where there are no rules, no limits and no boundaries on your imagination.

Hair is my canvas and my medium. I freehand colors in interesting and intricate ways using direct dyes, body paint and anything else I can think up to create a color story. Having this artistic outlet has taught me that patience is a virtue, the value of practicing often, and that you should always have hope.

Hope is the basis for patience, determination and courage. By keeping this value in mind, we can be calm, patient and more sympathetic toward others. With it, we turn ourselves into leaders, and when faced with hardships, we believe we will get through it. 

As a result of the trials and tribulations in life, I finally realized just how therapeutic and vital art and artistic expression is! So, I encourage you, believe in your passion and its purpose.

Anything worth doing well in life is led first by your passion and the happiness it brings you. It’s what brings life to your purpose, so listen to it. Make it a priority and everything else will fall into place from there.

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Shannon Romano

Shannon Romano is a freelance hair stylist who uses hair color and body paint to create unique and artistic hair moments.

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