Start of Something New? Am I the only one that hears the High School Musical song in my head after reading that title?
This is a big week for me!
A Big Change
After much consideration and discernment, I have decided to take a full-time job in the field of my Bachelor’s degree. I am not quitting as a hairstylist, but I am switching priorities. For about three years now I have tried different salons and different avenues of building my clientele. And while I love cosmetology, I am not able to completely dedicate myself to classes, products, and other things that could strengthen my skill set.
The biggest reason for this is that I am paying my student loans. With full-time hours and a steady paycheck, I will be able to get ahead on these payments. I will also be able to build up a large savings account. Anyone paying student loans knows how overbearing they can feel sometimes, and they seem to go on forever. I will also have insurance and other benefits that can help me as I save money.
Booth renting at the salon allows me to choose my own hours so I will be able to schedule my clients around my banking job.
Of course, I do not know what the future holds. But, I hope that as I go through this season I will be able to get in a good place that allows me to transition back to cosmetology more often if not completely full time. If nothing else, I will keep up with my license and look into doing freelance work and wedding styling.
I know that most of you are not in my area and this new schedule will not affect you. I still want to share this big change because I want to give hope to anyone else that might feel stuck or unsure of what to do next.
At first, I thought I was giving up my dream and I was crushed. But after speaking with some wise people, I realized I am changing goals and priorities. I am not giving up and I’m not quitting. This mindset makes all the difference. I gave it a good shot and tried really hard and now I’m taking my situation into my own hands by putting myself into a place where I can overcome what’s holding me back. Does that sound cliche? Well, it is true.
Being a hairstylist is hard. And in my area, it is a very saturated industry. I have always been proud of my strong work ethic. I know I feel relief to be making progress on my loans and other areas that I want to invest in.
Finding time to blog and keep up with my Instagram page may be hard. But, as I get a schedule set, it will be added to my routine. Please, bear with me as I make some adjustments!
Anyone else making big changes?
Or contemplating one?