And so begins the task…

August 16, 2011

It’s been a long time since I’ve written.  Since March, actually, and it’s not so much that I haven’t had anything about which to write, I’ve just been focused on graduating from cosmetology school, and it certainly took a lot of bandwidth to do so.  As of July 29th, I can put a check in the box next to that endeavor!

Two weeks later (or there about), it is now, “New Career Eve”, as tomorrow I will begin my job as a hairstylist at LaSienne Salon & Day Spa.  I passed my written exam with a 93%, and will take my practical exam Monday, August 22nd at 8am.  After this final hurdle, I will officially be deemed a licensed cosmetologist.  Finally.

Even though it’s probably silly at this juncture to be nervous about stepping onto the salon floor tomorrow, I find that I am.  What is it about starting new jobs?  Though I feel confident in my ability to figure out the ‘lay of the land’ quite quickly, and in my abilities as a stylist, there is always that dreaded “new-kid-on-the-block” tinge.  Fortunately, it is somewhat like stage fright.  Once you actually get going, it dissolves quite quickly.  Let’s hope for that reprieve, indeed!

I’m proud of my accomplishments and am excited about this new venture!  Lee helped me set up my station last weekend, and he said, “you are going to have fun here…”.  What a perfect way to see this next phase in my life!  Fun! Having fun!  🙂

Tomorrow is not just the first day of the rest of my life (thanks, Dad), or the first day at my new job, it is the first time in my life that I truly feel in harmony with what I am doing and who I am as a person, both inside and out.  I get to be the groovy hair stylist/artist I always wanted to be!

Now, that’s a day to celebrate!


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