If you ever get a chance to meet Jenny, you'll learn quickly that she is a lifelong friend. Jenny is fun, bubbly and has the best personality. When you meet Jenny, you'll think she's the most down-to-earth, positive and confident person ever. When you meet Jenny, you'll learn quickly just why I adore her.
Confidence didn't come so naturally for Jenny. She battled with self-esteem issues for a very long time. "Confidence, self-esteem, and body issues (like most people) is something I have always struggled with. In the last few years, I have tried to push myself to fight through the negative thoughts, the insecurities, and the fears that have been a staple in my stream of consciousness for most of my life. Sometimes these moments of stepping out of my comfort zone feel like huge wins and accomplishments. Others feel like huge failures and I want to crawl back into my protective hole. When With Love, Grace Anne sent me some of the pictures from a photoshoot we did, my first instinct was to pick apart every photo...including this one [pictured below]! I started counting all the things I hated about myself in this picture, but then I decided I should count all the things I love about myself in it instead. And thus, against my better judgment, I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone and practicing what I preach by posting it!"
Jenny is very creative. As an aesthetician, she's dabbled on a lot of projects. Lash extensions, facials, makeup, you name it! She does makeup for weddings, weight lifting competitions and was a part of a segment on the Today's Show!
Let's get to know Jenny a little more:
When did you graduate from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute?
"February of 2017"
What inspired you to become an aesthetician?
"I was having a quarter-life crisis. I was feeling really lost and unhappy with my life the way it was. I was missing passion. Skincare, makeup, and all things beauty has always been something I loved and I decided I needed to turn that love into a career. I also have a passion for travel. So at the time, I was trying to figure out a way to get paid for either or both of those passions. My goal now is to work in a spa on a cruise ship by the time I’m 30 so I can combine those passions and make money at the same time!"
What are your biggest fears?
”I have a lot of them! Lmao. But being forgotten is probably the biggest. I want people to remember me when I’m gone. There is a song from Little Women the Musical called Astonishing. Everyone should listen to it. It speaks to me! It’s kind of my anthem.”
What do you love most about yourself?
“I don’t like this question! Haha! I guess my passion. If I love something or someone [I] really love it. There is no in-between for me. And I guess my positivity. I try to always keep people laughing and smiling. That’s what makes me happy is when I see other people happy. Especially if I know I had something to do with their happiness."
If you could change one thing, what would it be?
“One thing about myself? Only one thing??? That is hard! I guess it would be how hard I take things. I have been told I’m an empath, so I feel everything stronger than some. And I feel others joys and pains just as much as they do. It’s hard sometimes because I have a hard time saying no to people or I feel guilty when I need to be selfish for my own wellness because I don’t want to let anyone down.”
Jenny continues to inspire me every day to follow my dreams!
Thanks for sharing your story with us!