Aesthetician, retired nurse, wife–mother–grandmother, dancer, gardener; Harvey, Illinois
“Everyone has a purpose,” she says, “and you have to learn to receive. It took me a while to realize this, but it’s easy to forget if you’re always doing for others.”
Although it wasn’t always easy, Blackamore realized after ten years of nursing [in oncology] that her work was, in fact, too depressing. So she went to cosmetology school at night while working as a nurse and caring for her two small children and husband.