Elle was a coworker of mine. I admire Elle. She works very hard at her craft, she is a hairstylist by trade. I love her spirit. Recently Elle visited Ecuador. I saw this photo on her facebook page and I had asked her if she would like to be featured on High Altitude. When she graciously accepted I asked her to write her why. This is Elle’s story.
I was born in California. Where all the leaves are brown and the skies are grey. It’s no surprise I ended up in Colorful Colorado.
I’ve only been in Colorado for 2 years now but it truly feels like where I have always needed to be. I was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah the oldest of four kids. I had a very active childhood. I started dancing when I was 3, ballet was my passion and I danced through college. Dance just clicked for my kinesthetic brain.
I also loved dressing up, getting my hair and makeup done for recitals and competitions. When I was twelve my dad realized I might be onto something while watching me braid my own hair. From that point on it was my family duty to cut my younger sister and brothers hair. Currently I am a professional hairstylist and barber and although I don’t dance on a team anymore I found yoga, which is a dance in its own way. I practice on my mat and metaphors for life find me through poses. If I have a challenging day I can remember to breath, take it one step at a time and focus on positive energy where I need it most.
Elle has a blog of her own that High Altitude would like to share. bonellebelleblog.worpress.com
Thanks Elle! What an amazing story of what it means to High Altitude!