Keep Moving Forward

Written by: Zane Gavette, Treasurer

As the days go on with some states having no end in sight, all we can do is keep pushing forward.

Some of you may know more and some may, not so let me reintroduce myself. I am Zane Gavette from Everson, Washington and I am currently serving as your NALJA Board Treasurer. During this pandemic, we are ordered to stay home and stay in doors. I don’t know about you but that’s hard for me. I’m sure we all feel that sadness of not having spring shows and for some of us no summer shows. For me this took a hard toll, not being able to show this spring and possibly the whole year. I’m sure I am not the only with these feelings and the thoughts of doubt in mind. However, I’m sure many of you were taught to not give up. That’s what we need to do. We need to keep moving forward and push through.

This has truly been a test of mental strength and motivation for me. With having all of the shows being most likely cancelled, you feel like this year is just a waste. No matter if we have a show next month or next year we keep rinsing, we keep workin hair, we get those coolers going, we have hope.

Sometimes in life we’ll have our backs held against the wall and the only thing to do is walk forward. In these times it seems like that’s the only thing you can do. For some people it’s harder as some families are suffering from no jobs and no income, and we will continue to pray for those families.

So as I conclude, if you’re feeling like your back is against that wall and you’re glued and not knowing what to do, I hope you can find that will power to take that step forward and take advantage of the days. Move forward and fight on! I hope to see y’all soon in Louisiana for another great year of memories. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, God bless!

“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

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