Thanks for visiting. 🙂 I’m really happy you’ve made your way into my little corner of the internet. 🙂
I thought it was a good time to let you guys into my world. Obviously, if you are not interested — that’s cool too!
I just want to clear something up, first and foremost, I have been hearing that people are calling my site Meeemo — pronouncing it like “Finding Nemo.” Lol. It’s not Meeemo! It’s memo — like the actual word, memorandum, and then allure. You might be wondering how I came up with that name? Well, with the help of a beautiful soul and my best friend, Kelsie, we were able to brainstorm a name that had a lot of meaning to me.
The Memo part comes from my family. It’s the first initial of my dad, mom, sister and my name. Growing up, we also used to call my dad, memo. His name is Mehmet (Turkish name), and it’s a common nickname for that particular name. I wanted a name for my site, that each time I looked at it, I would have a smile on my face — and it certainly does that.
Initially, I thought I may write about finance related topics along with the beauty part, but as of now, I am not going in that direction. So, the memo part, I thought was good in that it showcased the serious side of me and perhaps the finance part, all the while, having true meaning to my heart.
The allure part is the beauty and aesthetics part of me. I gained my license as an esthetician in 2013 and have loved all the experiences I was able to gain from it! With the license, I was able to work at Ulta Beauty Salon and do makeup for weddings/proms & facials then went on to work at Sephora as a skin care specialist and lastly at a laser clinic!
The thing is, doing makeup, hair and fashion was exciting for me as far as I could remember. I remember in middle school, I would always watch T.V. to get hair style ideas. My ideas would usually come from Lizzie McGuire! Gool ol’ days. 🙂 I aimed to have a different hair style everyday for school. It was so much fun for me. I also started getting into makeup in middle school as I had an older sister and learned quickly from her.
Now coming back to the present, I am currently working as a finance professional in Boston. Although, it is more accounting, I have noticed. I was always into math in school and actually found it “fun”, I know weird, but hence the reason I got into finance.
So, why did I start blogging?
Well, after watching long hours of YouTube makeup videos, reading blogs, and inside me saying, repeatedly: “I would love to do that“; I knew it was time to take action. I, also, was in the midst of trying to figure out how I can help out my community and others, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. One of my values in life is helping others, which is part of my core. I kept trying to figure out how I could, and I didn’t want to wait for the time to be “perfect” anymore, I knew I had to get started soon.
In the meanwhile, I have been serious about working on myself for the past 2 years. Everything I share with you guys about waking up early, listening to motivational clips, reading, going to the gym, writing, etc. — I have been incorporating into my daily routine for 2+ years. Even before that, I used to do it, but not as structured. I really got very serious about my routine in 2016, and noticed huge results. I knew that it was time to start sharing. What good would it do to the world, if I kept it all to myself?
Anyways, long story short, I see blogging as part of joining a community where I can help, motivate and reach others all over the world to live out their best lives, while making new connections!
If you’re ready to join my journey, then I would love it if you clicked the follow button!
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“If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Unknown