Invest In Yourself: Enrolled in Beauty School

New Year, New Beginnings, don’t just say it because it sounds good. You have 365 days to invest in yourself, make your dreams a reality. The third day of the new year was my first step into achieving one of my many goals. 2018 is the year to invest in yourself 100%.

Late twenties and I am realizing my calling and what is meant for me. Back in the Fall I made the decision to go back to school. I didn’t want to go back to any school for just anything. I wanted it to be something I really wanted to do and something that would be beneficial and motivate me to make sure I obtain a degree or license.

In October I took a tour, paid a $75 non refundable deposit, I was approved for some financial aid but I was left with $3000 to pay out-of-pocket but I did not let that stop me from enrolling in Beauty Academy. I told myself you will find a way to pay for this. This is an investment to the career that you want to becoming an entrepreneur.

In December I decided to become part-time at my workplace in which I have been here almost 3 years this month. Yes as an adult you will have real life bills and people who depend on you. But this is for me, I paid off some debt to give me cushion to allow me to be part-time. I also was relieved the beauty school as many payment options including month to month payments as long as the balance is paid by graduation.

January came fast and it was time to attend orientation. I was nervo-cited, yes nervous and excited at the same damn time. I had support from my family and friends even though I only told a select few because you know the motto, move in silence. I also believe when you tell people you’re going to do something, it doesn’t happen.

The esthetics program is skin care and makeup it is for 20 weeks 325 hours and I am ready. We received makeup kits, massage and wax kits and uniforms. The setting and small and intimate and you will get that one on one attention you’ll need to learn to be able to focus and graduate. My instructor is young and black and I immediately was saying in my head ‘yassss’ sis, do that.

I wasn’t sure I wanted to share this with everyone until I completed the program but then I thought there are people like me who want to go back to school and are scared because they have to work or they have children. My advice is don’t wait , just do it, honestly there will never be ‘the right time’.

I know a woman in my class stated she quit her job of 7 years and has a bachelor’s degree and her husband thought she was crazy for wanting to pursue something in the beauty industry. I’m like see do it for you and not to please anyone else. Another young lady said her mom wouldn’t let her go straight out of high school because she didn’t see it as a real career.

“Forbes estimates that there are at least 40 prominent beauty startups today founded by women, making the $445 billion (sales) industry one of the most prevalent places for women to self-start their way to big-time success”

I’m just going to leave that quote right there. Honey the opportunities in the beauty industry are endless! You can travel, you can own a salon or spa, you can be an educator, and much more. Although you do not have to have a license to be a makeup artist, you do have to have your license if you want to work in a salon. I chose to attend beauty school because I want the knowledge and I want to have a license under my belt. For once I want to start something I finish.

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