Ah, my first post. Just like old times. (I have a beauty blog.)
I've been in love with makeup forever, but have been serious about my skill and technique since 2007.
In March of this year, I lost my job. I'm a Medical Assistant. Before that I also graduated as a Patient Care Technician. Don't get me wrong, I love the medical field. I wanted to be a nurse practitioner. I am fascinated by the human body and all things related. But while I was in the medical field, I enrolled in 3 different programs in an attempt to continue my education 3 different times, and each time I dropped out after two months. I was looking for the next step. I was trying to fill something in me. I have a true love for the medical field, but that is not where my passion lies. And when I lost my job and gained some free time (since my then pregnancy rendered me pretty much useless) my best friend encouraged me to start the blog I always wanted to start. And so I did.
And then it happened.
I started posting my makeup looks, my little tips here and there. People followed my blog. They complimented me! Thought what I did was great!
Started asking me for beauty advice! And I started thinking about how it would be time to go back to work as a MA, and every cell in my body told me NO. THIS is what I was looking for. That empty space I wanted to fill? This was the reason. The cure. The answer. And my little blog gave me the confidence to finally go for it.
And so I did. Good thing I lost my job, right? It's funny how things work out.
I made this blog aside from my beauty blog for the people who are like me. The people who googled what to expect from cosmetology school, and what cosmetology school would be like. The people who spent years telling themselves it wasn't a good idea, doing makeup isn't a real job, or that you're just not good enough. All the time I've spent drowning my potential out of fear...I have the confidence today. And I know I can help someone like me out there. I'm still scared, but you know what? We can be scared together.
This is the story of my journey down the road to becoming a licensed cosmetologist.