I was born, Marshall Lee Grey, on July 1,1965 to one Walter and Linda, at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C..
I really don’t like to talk about my childhood because it is all therapy material. I did not have a memorable or favorable childhood. I don’t like to write about it because I am not looking for sympathy, empathy, the, “I’m sorries”, etc.
I do like to use my childhood experiences as a chronological reference guide to have empathy, sympathy, for others that need an ear and need to know that there is another out there that had a similar experience and can relate. It helps people to hear that there is another because it helps them to let go of their feelings of loneliness. All my negative childhood experiences turned me into a more caring, more compassionate, and extremely loving character without the ability to enable another to continue in negative and harmful behaviors. I don’t make excuses for anything and I have a lot of moral and ethic standards and I live by these standards with integrity and dignity. I do not allow myself to sin against my own conscience by doing what I know is right because my gut is telling me or the knowledge that I have about whatever I could be able to do as wrong.
I was a hairdresser for the better part of 30 years and I was beyond good at it. I was an incredible artist at cuts and colors. I was especially great at color corrections and the knowledge to make the hair in better condition when they left as opposed to what it looked and felt like when they came in to the salon. My experience led me to mentoring young stylists and teaching them techniques for hair beyond the shameful education they received from the over priced educational institutional they attended. I was at one time the highest paid employee for the company that I worked for in all of western Pennsylvania and had the highest retail sales as well. I loved what I did with a lot of passion and I do miss doing hair today. The one thing that helped to make me so successful was my ability to hear my guest in the salon. I truly listened to their frustration with their current hair situation, I repeated back the issues til I completely interpreted and understood what they were saying to me. I would come up with a solution to their problem, explain it to them until they completely understood what I was saying to them, and then I made their and them look and feel like the million bucks they deserved to look and feel like. Today, I am still a mentor and I do the same for people at home without doing their hair. I lost my desire to build peoples egos and wanted to work to build peoples confidence and lives. So I used my skills that I learned in the salon and became a Life Coach. I love it more because Coaching has a more constructive force in the world today.
I am married to my best of 40 years. I was 54 when I got married for the first time ever. Pretty cool, I think. We met when he was 14 and I was 17. We were and will always be best friends. Now that we are finally married, we are still best friends first and then married as a couple. The reason it took so long is 1. We would get in touch somehow after high school and then go about our ways again. Every time I saw him, he took my breath away. I was always in love with him. 2. He was married two times to the same woman. This was actually a blessing to me because his kids and grand kids are now a big part of my life and I absolutely love each of them dearly. 3. He came from a very strict Christian family. As far as I concerned, the use of religion by people causes more harm than good in so many ways. It’s sad that we turn such beautiful blessings into ugliness. But, we are married now after 40 years and extremely happy. Life is gratifying.
Well, that is a short summary of my life and it merely explains a small portion of the wonderful and fabulous person that I am.
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