I stand on the verge of my career. Am I sure I know what I'm doing? Is this really where I want to be? Oh heavens, it is daunting. I have so many interest that have such a vast range, is settling on the one right now a good choice?
I love science, I love law, I love so many things. But...I want to be a hairdresser. But I hate what that means to people. A few months ago I heard a few seasoned stylists say they had "hairdressers disease", meaning they had horrible spelling. That comment bothered me.
I'm not brilliant, but I am in no way an idiot. I strive to be intelligent and articulate, while keeping my goofiness. I hate the stereotype automatically assigned to those wanting a career in hair.
This is all freaking me out. I'm just not sure if I can do it, or if I can fit in. I don't have the same style as a lot of stylists in Las Vegas. I have a classic sense of style. I don't like asymmetrical haircuts, extreme colors, or goth. I love a Marilyn Monroe style. I love brunette hair curled in rollers. I don't like leggings or off the shoulder drop-waist sweater dresses. I love a well-made pair of boot cut or wide leg, wide cuff grey trousers and a blouse with a classic pointed toe shoe. To me an updo isn't spikes and backcombing, I love barrel curls!
(Spealing of barrel curls--last week I did this: front, kinda side, back, kinda side, side. I get to try out a few things on Irma next week, because she wants me to do this to her hair for her wedding in July. NO PRESSURE THERE.)
Basically I'm just really nervous about it all because I've been focusing on the big picture rather than daily tasks.
I want to:
* find a job as a receptionist at a salon or spa
* go through 2 years of beauty school
* graduate from beauty school
* pass my state board exam
* get my cosmetology license
* start at a nice salon, build a clientele
* draw up a complete business plan
* gather investors/get a small business loan/convince my daddy to go into business with me
* build in a nice, high traffic area
* hire a lawyer, financial person, manager, receptionist, seven stylists, two nail technicians, two estheticians, and two massage therapists.
* open "Susannah's Salon & Day Spa" the fall of 2011
* open the second location the fall of 2016
* retire completely spring of 2035, at the age of 50
Irma says I need to chill out and just work on the "now" stuff. I tried. I ended up sketching a floor plan.