Death, Failure, and Closure is Another Beginning:
Lost/confused?! My cosmetology business is in the process of closing. We have replaced it with an organic garden instead. The DBA was simply a nickname bequeathed upon me by a doctor a long time ago who made note that my name has 6 E's in it and dubbed me thus The "E" Girl. The Artemis organic body/skincare has a shelf life and is being disposed of, but the Eye Kandy mineral eye shadows and glitters will likely be donated to a beauty school we partnered with. At present I'm not leaving my contact information, and I've moved away from utilizing Facebook or many other social media forms. My personal banking/credit and identity were hacked/stolen in 2018 leaving me more concerned with security. I do not respect such offenses.
As I still get many requests regarding my current cosmetologist status from previous listings online which many I have been working towards removing I want to clarify that the closure is occurring shortly after a medical leave of absence for a broken left foot. I had stress fractured my calcaneus (heel) and first two metatarsals with a dislocated cuboid. I was out of commission for over half a year unable to bear weight as I am sure many who know anatomy/physiology understand these injuries leave one unable to stand or walk. The recovery was complicated by other factors, and my early return to part time work in on the side retail required the use of assistance as I could barely walk with chronic pain remaining requiring pain management therapies (non-opioid prescription medications). Hours initially consisted of only 10-20 per week finally returning to being capable of full time employment with prolonged ability to walk/stand for extended periods pain free. During this time there was also the care for and death of a terminally ill family member.
After much physical therapy and other lifestyle changes I am now in career transition set to take a position with a compounding pharmacy that will open soon in Texas as a beauty advisor partnering with skin care and makeup lines sourced from Italy. Thank you to those who supported my endeavors into entrepreneurship for the lessons it has provided me and best wishes for the years to come.
With regards to our organic gardening adventures I have archived all of my studies, research, and journaling including photos/videos I took of the project ranging from pollinator garden tracking butterfly, bee, and insect species as well as herbs, cactus/succulents, and vegetables. This has been published into a privatized sub directory at the domain for family/friends to enjoy presently requiring login authentication which I originally was not planning to utilize until the aforementioned issue of personally having my financials or other information compromised by utilizing social media and the internet in general. It is possible I will re-open my gardening sojourn publicly in the future eventually.
Manager and Owner of The "E" Girl, LLC