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14th of January

Thoughts on Success and Staying Grounded Part 1


It’s been an amazing couple of months and it’s easy to get starry eyed when people start listening to what you have to say and reacting in such positive and affirmative ways to your work.

An interview I had the privilege to be apart of has gotten over 1.8K views and my insides gooooo WOW! Then some recent makeup work has launched some amazing and mind blowing portraits and I’m like Oh yeah! I’m making it! I’m doing it! But my spirit says woooooooah slow down stay grounded, stay focus in your identity and not let others tell you who you are.

So I have a theory that when people start to make it big, and I have to say I have a LONG way to go! It’s more like a core value of mine and how I believe my parents raised me. To not go to others for self approval but to God alone. To truly find your affirmation and identity in Christ that no matter what others say, good or bad you’re not moved or swayed, your grounded.

Ok so how do I stay grounded?

First and foremost stay in community. Seeking out safe relationships is key to my firm foundation. The moment I think I can go it alone and keep away, all hell breaks loose! Every time! We were made for one another, it sharpens us and keep us from being self centered and uni-lateral in our thinking and decision making.

Some times I’ve found that you can be in community and still be invisible and hide out. The next most important way to stay grounded is being firm on your identity. You can have to best and most supportive community but if you don’t know your place and don’t know who you are, then showing up in an authentic way is near impossible!

These are an amazing start to staying grounded in the middle of booming success or in the middle of sheer crisis. I have tons more to share in this topic but for now that’s what I leave you with… Beauty goes as far as you believe in it! So believe for the moon and you’ll get the world at your finger tips. After all this beautiful world was created for us to enjoy, so get out and enjoy it!!!!!

Shine your light oh daughters of Zion, for all the world to see!

Ashley Anne

 

Photo details: Makeup by Ashley Marin and Brandy Wells, photo by Glynis Carpenter and hair by Sabrina Hooks. Model: Hannah Loper for AMTC

 

Check out my interview here: http://www.pamhoelzle.com/from-rock-bottom-to-redefining-beauty-starting-a-business/

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4th of December

Admire Someone Else’s Beauty Without Questioning Your Own


Sometimes that’s easier said then done, am I right? But I truly believe you can walk this out everyday when you find your true identity. When you know your place in the world, you don’t feel pressure to compare or question yourself. You walk out life in confidence instead of looking all around to find your answers. When you find inner peace, it seeps out in all you do!

Well how do I find inner peace? Great question! My experience in this has been life changing and is an experience that has marked me forever! And it’s one word, JESUS. He is the prince of peace. He died to know you! I’ll talk more about my experience with Jesus in upcoming blogs. 🙂 He sure did save me from myself!

Beauty is more than just the appearance of how things look, it’s deeper! Beauty is all around us, all the time! For me, I feel like sometimes I get so centered on my needs and my wants I forget to enjoy the little things and find the beauty within. My husband is so good at living in the moment and he’s taught me so much about learning to enjoy life so much more! I naturally am future focused and looking for a plan of action in my day to day. It’s easy to focus on all that’s wrong and want to change it to the way we think things should be or how the world tell us it should be. I believe that beauty is finding joy in what makes you happy. Beauty is what we define it to be. For me beauty is in the imperfections.

As a makeup artist I’m trained to fix flaws. In training we literally are taught to make everyone’s face the perfect oval, they say that’s the ideal face shape. Well who’s they I say? How can they categorize the billions of people on the planet to one ideal face shape!? I say, no way! Embrace our crooked noses and small foreheads. Our blemishes and wide set eyes. We are all beautiful!! I think it’s time we train our eyes to see beauty for what it is, not what media and people say it should be.

I know this can be a heavy topic but take a deep breathe and look in the mirror and say, “I love me! I embrace who I was created to be! I am beautiful! I am capable! I’m worthy! I’m loved by the creator of the universe!”

Now go have an amazing day,

Ashley Anne Marin

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