So I toured one of the cosmetology schools that I was really leaning on going to. They offered the chance for met to sit through a class one day to see what the school is like. I am SOOOOOO glad I took them up on that. I think every school probably has pro's and con's, is there such thing as a 'perfect' school because every student is different. When the admissions lady called me today, she asked me what I thought. . . . what do I say? I could give her a typical bland review and sugar coat my observations, but what good does that do? So I was honest. I started with what I liked, then what I found discouraging, like how all the students just seemed unprofessional in personal appearance. I mean if you're going into a beauty/fashion kind of career then learning to present yourself that way should be a HUGE priority. The facility/ classroom & break room where boring and un-inspiring. I don't know how any student would feel creative in that space. The instructors all seemed nice and knowledgeable but clientele and walk-ins would be sparse. I want as much opportunity to work with 'actual' people. I didn't really get the impression that any of the students were very 'excited' to be there. Also 10 out of 30 girls just "didn't" show up that day, hmmmmmm, that's concerning. It's nice to be able to have checked it out, and I just don't think its the right fit for my personality. It went against my 'people pleaser' personality to tell them that I thought their program was a disappointment. But I could not bring myself to 'fake' any kind of excitement that I DIDN'T feel while I was there at the school. If more companies get back honest feedback even if it's negative, they should appreciate and learn from it.
So the search goes on, decisions are not being made, my plans are on hold. . .and that's okay because I am moving forward, I am taking life less seriously :) It's my future and I want to make sure I do what is best for me. I have so many options I can still explore. I have many, many interests, so I am confident when I know what IS the right fit I will be ready.
I am working on not worrying about pleasing everyone else. That's more stress than I need to put on myself. I have gone through my entire life worrying about that. Stressed out that I will disappoint other people. . .and frankly it's silly. So what?, not everyone is going to think I am wonderful, I am learning to accept that :)
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