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10.02.2014

Dream job #Blogtober14

Helene in Between
Continuing on with the #Blogtober14 prompts, today's is "What was your dream job when you were little, and what is it now?"

No, I didn't dream of being a hairstylist when I was tiny. Instead, I wanted to be like Shirley Temple.
I wanted her ringlets, dimples, adorable dance moves, cute singing voice, and of course, be a movie star. Now, life didn't hand me a singing voice, any sort of rhythm to dance with, or much in the way of acting ability (which I didn't find out until a few failed attempts acting in plays in high school), so I changed things as I grew up. I still clung to the idea that I would be an actress, or major in theater in college, or do something creative that would mesh with my acting idea, but I started to see the flawed logic in my dreams. 

I didn't have the opportunities as a child to take voice or dance lessons, and I didn't even know how to get involved in musical theater or dramas as a kid with no means. That required a lot of money and time my family didn't have. By the time I hit middle school and found out about the plays that were put on each year, I was sort of a lost cause. 

I did however, have a natural inclination toward styling hair, even as a kid. My Barbies, Cabbage Patch Kids, and dolls all had great hair. When I was in high school, I was a go-to girl to get ready with for dances, because I did some cool hair. Some of my friends were even brave enough to let me color and cut their hair, or style their hair for weddings before I even went to Cosmetology school.

Now, my dream job is exactly what I am doing, but tweaked. I would be a hair and makeup artist, focusing on weddings. 
I love salon services, but if you don't have a nice clientele built up, or you have to work for a salon (as I do now, in Texas) rather than renting a station or doing your own thing, it can feel stifling and forced. I am stubborn and controlling, meaning I want to call the shots and have complete control over all aspects of my income and how to get it. I think what I had in California was much closer to my dream job than what I have now. I worked 3-4 days a week, max. I had a clientele filled with family and friends (some were clients that became friends, even). I had full control over when and how much  I worked, and what weddings I wanted to book. It was pretty ideal.

2 comments

  1. And I'm personally so happy for this calling of yours! You're so talented and I'm grateful to have had you for dances in high school, my wedding, and for my semi-annual cuts! :)

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  2. Hair and makeup artist sounds like a dream. I'm sure it was a great experience for you in California. My dream job would be to write and write and just write for a living. Haha!
    Stopping by from #Blogtober14. Can't wait to read more.
    Love, Somdyuti
    onetinywish.blogspot.in

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