A few weeks ago I walked into Linda Mason’s shop, intrigued by the bright bursts of color emanating from the storefront. I’ve always been interested in makeup, ever since I was a little girl and my Grandma Hope would let me watch as she applied her bright red lipstick. On a whim, Linda hired me to help upkeep her shop. However, this past week I had the opportunity to assist her makeup intensive class. I can’t begin to say how much I’ve enjoyed the experience; I learned so much through observing Linda’s work with her students. I had a couple of my best friends come in and model as well, which was a lot of fun. I feel blessed and extremely grateful to have ended up, by a twist of fate, in this world that I always imagined myself in.