I want to share how I became a cosmetologist. I hope by sharing I will help you to decide on a career that comes naturally that you will love. I hope this will make choosing a career easier and help you to exspand on what you already know and love to do in life.
I never thought I would be a hairdresser. I always wanted to be a veterinarian. The problem with that I never did good in school. I also as a kid I wanted to be a singer and a pianist.
I used to play store. I was the cashier ringing up items. It was fun as a child. When I became old enough to get a job. I worked at Kmart. I quickly found out playing cashier was fun as a child but in the real world was far different from what I had imagined.
I got other jobs similar to Kmart but realized those kinds of jobs is not really what I had in mind for myself.
I did a lot of babysitting. I loved children and they loved and respected me. I worked in a daycare for a while. My father owned a duplex. I convinced my father into renting one side out to me so I could watch children.
He finally agreed. He swore I wouldn't get enough kids but he was wrong. I put a add in the paper in one day I had my limit of children to babysit. Plus a waiting list!
After a few months my dad came to me and said. What do you think about turning the whole duplex into a daycare.
We did the research got everything approved by the state and county. Now I am a proud owner of a daycare.
It was fine and dandy until my mother got cancer and she needed 24/7 care and all the red tape I had to induer just to keep the daycare open. I didn't want to but I had to close to take care of my mother.
After my mother died I had to find something else to do to make money.
Then I get a phone call from a friend she wanted me to help here with a perm. I permed and cut her hair. She said I should go to school to be a cosmetologist. Well I blew it off at first. I started to think maybe she has something so I did the research than enrolled myself in to the Roffler College.
I graduate in 1987 and retired in 2004 due to disabilities.
You see I had a natural ability to fix hair and I made a good living doing what I loved. Now I can't stand on my feet long hours. I can't work in a beauty shop or barber shop anymore.
Now I have to find something else to do for a living. I am like you now looking and wondering what to do next.
Think about when you were a kid. Think about compliments you have received from doing something for someone else. What are you passionate about and how can you profit from what you love?