Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 - The best decision....

1. Surrendering my battle against acne and putting it in the hands of Face Reality. I had been dealing with moderate to mild blemishes since I was sixteen. If you have never had the inconvenience of battling this war, you will never understand how severe it can be on your pride and your over-all quality of life. Face reality gave me back my pride and self esteem. This was BY FAR the best decision I have made this year. See here for my full story and my Yelp review.
I don't have before pictures because obviously it was not something I wanted to document,(although F.R did, so I plan on putting up before and after soon) but here is a recent picture of my skin in broad daylight with just powder!
(My problem areas were my chin and t-zone area)

If you, or someone you know has this problem and don't live in the Bay Area, Face Reality takes long distant costumers as well, all with great results.

2. Leaving Carlton Plaza San Leandro as an hourly worker to take the Director's position in Fremont, which inevitably lead me back to Carlton Plaza San Leandro as their Director of Personal Expressions. Not a day goes by that I do not thank the high heavens that my boss asked me to come back as her Director, after I left and she saw my growth at Fremont. My commute was cut in half, I was back at the company that I had been five years at, and best of all, I was back with my residents. I love all the things that I get to do and create, I love the difference I make in seniors lives, and I love that I don't dread the work week.
Wacky Tacky Day at work. My AMAZING Assistant Venice, Resident Alma, Associate Director Geoffrey & Myself

What were your best decisions made in 2010?
Use the header picture and tell me! I'm curious!


  1. I will definitely be doing this!

    Also, I have been having a horrible acne battle too. But I would say mine is more severe than mild/moderate! It's actually very annoying, make-up sometimes can't even hide it and sometimes it just plain hurts!

  2. I struggle with acne. It is a lot better now than it used to be but sometimes it really affects my social life. I have never heard of FR, definitely checking it out.

  3. I know exactly how you felt with your acne. It's been an ongoing battle for me for almost a year. I feel horrible, sad, unattractive, and hate life at times. I have felt shame to even look Dana in the face for she has never gone through it. Hopefully 2011 will be a better year for me and my dermatologist!

  4. Glad to see that some tough decisions paid off. I may just participate in this...I'm going to reflect on the year and get back to you :)

  5. you're so lucky to have a job that you love! it looks like its really fun and rewarding!

  6. When I clicked on the link, it turns out a friend of mine also reviewed the place and gave it great ratings. :) I'm glad they were able to help you out!