Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 4

I was on time today!

I got a compliment on my hair. I did pin curls. This morning we went to the library to print a picture of a pin curl hairstyle. Tomorrow after we are timed for the actual rolling of the pin curls and the hair is dried, as are also getting evaluated on our "comb out". That basically means the end style. There can be no parts, pins, clips or anything in the hair but teasing is allowed. It's supposed to look like the picture we printed. I printed the rattiest looking pin curls I could find. Not really, but I should have.

When we talked about parasites like scabies and lice during lecture, one of the girls asked "Can we put a sign on the door that says 'Please make sure your head is free of species?'" LOL! SPECIES!

Something that the instructor pointed out today is that even though you're a licensed cosmetologist, it is illegal to do freelance work without a business license. I'll have to do some research about that...I think that's crazy. If its true I'll be ticked because there goes my life plan. I don't think I'm going to ever excel at hairstyling. I don't want to work in a salon setting anyway. If I'm not freelancing, I'd like to work in a spa. Facials, nails, things like that. Our instructor said she prefers that setting too.

I still didn't make a friend today. I know I'm 23, but it still makes me feel sad sometimes. Everyone new always falls in line with other groups of people, and I am never able to do that. It's been that way my whole life, so I'm used to it but sometimes I'm just like "Oh come on". It's a racial thing for me, and a lot of people just don't understand what that means. I don't ever quite fit in on either side, and I feel like my personality is too much and too little of something for everyone. You would think I'd outgrow these insecurities by now. But I get panicked and have to hide in a bathroom stall for a few minutes like I did today. It's not a boo hoo thing, it's just a frustrating thing.

Maybe I'll make a friend tomorrow.

Anyway, we just practiced more pin curls after lecture. I really am going to take my lunch tomorrow. People microwave food in the break room and it smells so good! Maybe food will make me feel less lonely at my big table :-)

When I was leaving today, I realized the wifi password was only taped up EVERYWHERE. I could have been on Facebook all week damn it!

And again I'll leave you with today's quote that the instructor put on the board. I really like her.


  1. A friend of mine had exactly the same problem when she was going for her cosmetology license earlier this year, Tish. She made no friends the whole time, being the only blond, pale 'white girl' (her words not mine lol) in a class of tanned Cali girls and hispanics. I never fit in or make friends anywhere I go, because I have different goals and values. We all struggle with it, just have to persevere and know in the end we're doing it for us and though the support system and companionship is nice, we probably don't HAVE to have it to succeed brilliantly.

    1. You're right, it would be nice. A year is a long time and it's going to be a struggle. You want someone at the end who went through it with you and can celebrate with you.