Monday, November 16, 2009

packing, planes, and patience


things I did yesterday:

1. booked a flight for a job
2. had not really any real time to pack...(we'll see what I end up with for an outfit?!?)
3. had a really good sushi dinner
4. saw that I am in the ELLE magazine (page 262 or something!! so excited!!!!!)..more on that when I can take a pic of it!!!
5. had a
semi-grumpy flight-stewardess (that as a boy)...make me check my Zuca bag full of make-up...(I never check that sucker....if all my make-up breaks...no bueno!)...it made it alright thanks to my ZUCA bag!
i love this thing!
the flight was delayed...and it reminded me how little patience, people have...
we want things faster all the time...
we want to have the fastest internet connection...
we want success faster than it takes...
we want relationships at the blink of an eye...
sometimes people give up when their dreams are coming true as fast as they want...
but patience grows by working at it in your heart...
nothing makes it happen faster the more you force it....
EXAMPLE: people try to force their dreams to happen so fast, and when they don't see the results they want...they give up! There is a season to things...just like you can't pick a piece of fruit from a tree when it isn't ripe! You need to be patient and wait. Trust me, there is a reason it all is happening the way it is. You are meant to enjoy and delight yourself on the process...while it's taking place. God knows the path of your future....the best opportunity in the world, might be 2 months away...and you want to give up now, because you can't wait! Wait for the wonder!

You can't speed up a relationship...you'll end up with the wrong person, just because you wanted to hurry it all up!

I have done this. Sometimes it's like driving on a curvy road, you can't see what's coming up ahead....and you're hungry, so you just pick the next McDonald's that you see....but if you would've been a little more patient...another curve ahead, and there was the best, cool restaurant ever!

I moved to LA, tried to get into acting...I was fatter than I am now...I had recently shaved my head...I was a single mom, trying to work in make-up, had a waitressing job in beverly hills...
I got a few auditions...a Simms commercial, and some other offers to host shows...and tinier than tiny parts in some tv shows and movies!
(this was my "headshot" from back then..courtesy of Marc Cartwright)
I wanted it to happen so bad...and fast!
I remember when I had to move back with my parents....I thought my dreams were over, forever! I was very sad and depressed a lot! Especially when I'd see my old LA friends doing really well, moving into the hollywood hills, going to cool places, traveling...blah blah blah...I would feel like such a failure!
But if my heart would've just rested in peaceful, happy patience...knowing that GOd longs to give us the desires of our hearts..and he knows what they are...he put them in us!

If anything....when anger or frustration build up today...whether it's because of traffic or not getting the results you want....breathe in the beauty of knowing that maybe this is saving you from something...or that the best thing is waiting for you patiently....and just enjoy each precious moment until your season is ripe for the picking!
typed with love...kandee
If I only would've know that this was the wrong season...that up ahead I would be standing in an airport and see my picture in an ELLE magazine!!!

54 comments:

Allie :) said...

waaaah! You look b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!
even with all your hair cut off! :) Love you kandee <3 have an awesome day full of smiles!

Katherine said...

Kandee, your blogs always seem to hear what's in my heart each day! They're kind of like those horoscopes where people say "but any horoscope would apply to you because you're looking for it to fit." But thow is that a bad thing? :-) I always find words in your blogs that seem to be written directly to me, and I'm so grateful. Have a safe flight!

Becca said...

just what i needed to hear as i search for the "perfect" job! =) thanks, kandee!

Amber Erin said...

This blog post reminded me of this video... "Everythings amazing and nobodys happy" when Lois CK sat down on Conan :) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN0MpBQG3-E

I think you would get a smile out of it!

Priscilla said...

you look absolutely gorgeous!

Candy said...

Thank you for sharing that Kandee. I am 28 and I think that I'm too old for my dream to come through that I missed the boat...I know I know. Thank you for reminding me.

annettediscos said...

I seriously needed this! I'm trying to become a fashion photographer, but I've had to take a break from school and I'm growing so impatient. I just have to keep reminded myself. Thanks for the words. You're amazing! Yay for being on Elle! Again, right? :)

Alessandra said...

Thank you so much, Kandee, for your precious words you are giving us each day.. and for reminding us to reflect on our lives and to think positive..
You make each day special!!

Patricia said...

So true! I agree with you on the patience thing. It is not easy to realize that ahead is something good.

Smitten Kitten said...

Congratulations on your success! You deserve it and to me having those children makes you more successful than any fame could have done!!!

Ke said...

Goodness, add me to the "This was what I needed to hear" group! God's timing... :)

noodleroo2 said...

I needed it today, too. Remember that you inspire those of us old enough to be your mom just as you do the younger set of readers. Sparkly-ness back at you....

Nurfatehah said...

I love everything that you write in this entry and I do agree with all the things you said. All we need to do is to be patient. And everything will be paid off! =))

-VAMP- said...

Touching words..You are totally right. Wish you the best from now on ;)

Hugs ~

Dannygirl said...

Even bald you look stunning!!!!!!!! And by the way..you really don't even need ANY makeup...

Dannygirl said...

have you ever thought about doing blogtv?

CupcakeSniper said...

I love your blogs! You're so inspiring! I tell everyone to read your blogs and watch your videos! lol

ps. Can you show us more pictures with your hair short?!

Melissa Goodman said...

I saw you in Elle!!!!

mariflor said...

I agree with you! Wether it's about your dreams or traffic, we get very impatient. We need to take it easy, and let God take his course. :)

Gandhali said...

you are sooo beautiful! :D

Gandhali said...

oh hey, i thought elle would've let you know if they're putting you in their magazine?!

L.C said...

KANDEE YOU ARE ALSO AN ELLE'S WEBSITE!! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
LC

http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Makeup-Skin-Care/ELLE-Video-Stars-Celebrity-Copycats

Lesa said...

You know Kandee - I just got off the phone with a supplier - not a productive phone call. In frustration I logged onto your blog and PRESTO - A moment of clarity!! Thank you for your positive thoughts!!

coco said...

You look like actress Sherilynn Fenn in this picture with your short hair. It looks great!

littletiger06 said...

Kandee the words in this post are extremely wise. Thankyou for sharing them with us! I often find myself being impatient with things that are going on in my life but its true., good things come to those who wait. We need to be patient and enjoy the moments we have right now because you will never get today back again! hugs and kudos

ananaetatae said...

I just wanted to say thank you for all your inspirational posts... they help me get thru the day, especially those feel-like-givin-up-today days... keep them coming please.. =) you don't know how much your nice words help people like me... thank you again!!

Skater Girl said...

You're an inspiration Kandee.. What u said is true!! If we all be a little bit more patience and work in peace.. it will come for us ...

t. marie said...

Definitely a great post...just what I needed!

Adore Me Beauty said...

YAY KANDEE! CONGRATS GIRL!

Reno Film Festival said...

CONGRATULATION KANDEE!! Goes to show that patience does pay off. I love the way you write and how you express yourself. Have a safe flight!

★mariam badidu★ said...

love you Kandee!

x

Soon to Be Mrs. Elkes said...

I really insanely crazily needed to hear this today. All my frustrations were bundled up into one big hot mess tonight as I sat in my kitchen and cried. God is definitely working through you Ms. Johnson and I'm so thankful that He does.

Angel said...

You always give me strength Kandee...
Yesterday something not-so-happy happened to me and I was angry and disappointed...Your words are always appropriate.
I love you Kandee! <3
BTW-Have awesome days and happiness at your job and everywhere! CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE ELLE MAG AND WEBSITE!!

I love you Kandee.
Angel

Frances said...

Thank you for writing this Kandee :) I'm so glad that this delayed flight actually motivated you to write this... . It's so true, and ppl need constant reminding. Often times when things don't go my way and I just thought maybe it's not for me, but you're right, maybe just some patience is all I need :)

love,

Frances

Princess Jasmin said...

God has a plan for all of us.... and yea we do grow impatient. Thanks kandee for inspiring me.

Suzanne said...

Kandee I found your videos about a month ago and I have been reading your blog everyday since then. I believe the Lord has given you a gift. Thank you so much for being open about your faith. Your great! Many Many God Blessings!!!!!

Geena said...

Your blog is so inpirering! Me and my friends made a video dedicated to you!Thank you for everything you do =)

your beautiful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht7L1SSPxuw

Geena

irem said...

this is what i needed to hear!
thanks kandee
love you soooooo much : )

irem said...

this is what i needed to hear!
thanks kandee
love you soooooo much : )

Nancy said...

Hi Kandee, another inspiring post!

My friend introduced me to your website and I've been a follower since. Like you I've always had a passion for make up and hair. I was always the one that did my friends hair/make up (I'm not so great with make up though) for dances, proms and weddings...I've always toyed with the idea of going to beauty school but I never had the time...until recently.

I got laid off from a job that I didn't like so much...and now I'm looking into beauty schools. What would you recommend? I know you are a very busy person...but I hope to hear from you!

Nancy (nbanh524@gmail.com)

Kayla-Boo said...

Hi Kandee.
This is my first comment on your blog, but I have watched all your youtube videos and read your blogs since June when I discovered your videos. I was off work sick when I found your videos, I was feeling really low and I watched one of your videos and you instantly made me feel better. You have such a kind spirit and your personality just shines through on every video you do.
Keep doing what your doing. You have no idea what your words mean to people
As always, keep smiling :)
xx

♥ RachelAnne ♥ said...

I REALLY love that head shot of you!!! Btw, do you know what issue you were in???

Ashley said...

heyy i wanted to say that i love what you do you are such a role model to me.. and i would like to know that if you have time you could make a video about french braiding thanxxx

kbelladreamer said...

Strong, beautiful woman...Kandee. We had no idea you were a single mom, thanks for the inspiration. Last week I wrote out your inspiration regarding.
F alse
E vidence
A ppearing
R eal

I am wating for the KANDEE show on E! Hello Hollywood!

April said...

OMG! I love you!
Thanks for being such an inspiration ;-)
God bless u!

Amber said...
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Amber said...

hmmm...so do you not bring any liquid makeup/brush cleaners, etc...or do you just check those?

Love your blog!

Angel said...

PS-Elle mag?!
Wait... Was it the same one about Megan Fox make-up?..or..is it an other one?!!!!

CONGRATS KANDEE
luv ya <3
Angel

San said...

Hi Kandee.
You're right about being patient. Impatience is my second nature. ;-) And since I haven't found the right job for me after 6 months of search, I really needed this confidence you gave me back with this post. I got a little desperate lately.

Love your vids on youtube. learned a lot through it.
Congrats on ELLE.

Cheers and hugs from Germany

Jeanmoy said...

Kandee..in this headshot..you look like Sharon Stone.

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Caitlin said...

i have a zuca bag! its cow print with a pink case thing. i use it for my ice skates, which it was originally invented for i think. any-who. the thing that maddens me about my zuca bag sometimes is that in some airplanes it doesn't fit in the overhead compartment or underneath the seat, so i have to put it in the front of the plane. but i still love it. especially the seat (:

mrs. Elliott said...

"and just enjoy each precious moment until your season is ripe for the picking!"

Thank you, Kandee. *big hug*

Earthy Emily said...

I love this post Kandee. It's just so inspirational. Thank you. :D

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