Let me just say: never ever give up on your dreams!
In my recent post ‘Blessings’, I spoke of how many our dreams were becoming a reality in this new chapter of our family’s lives.
One of my dreams (for the past 20 years) was to be a licensed cosmetologist. I have taken steps to attend cosmetology college three times. The first time I was out of High School and our town had an adult college and the beauty course students were selected by lottery. I took the entrance exam, but alas, was not chosen to be a student that year. Life continued and I ended up married to my sweetheart and had three beautiful children.
Fast forward about 10 years and here I was again, in another town, taking steps to attend cosmetology school. We had our three children, the oldest only being in kindergarten. Because the school had just removed the night class option (and child care isn’t cheap!) I once again put my dreams on hold.
For the past few years, I have been researching the three cosmetology schools in the town we currently reside. Because I wasn’t sure how long we would be staying, I always hesitated to enroll. Now that we have purchased a lovely home here and have plans to stay for many more years, I have finally enrolled in a cosmetology school! I am super excited, and am looking forward to this next chapter in my life!
I qualified for the Pell Grant, but will still acquire a student loan. I want to pay it off as soon as possible, and will be offering portrait sessions (local clients), gallery wraps of my still life portraits, and different items in my etsy shop, with the hopes of buffering the cost of college!
Having dreams is important, being able to work to fulfill them is amazing, and I pray that my children will see that is is never to late to go to college and to fulfill their dreams. I pray that as I will most likely be a “class mom” that I will be an example to the younger students. That even though life may get in “the way”, cause them to be put on hold; that with hard work, creativity, and patience – dreams will come true. ;)
I don’t regret any of my past. I have been blessed with the ability to be a stay-at-home-mom to our three children and that has been the best and most rewarding “job” I have ever done. I don’t regret staying home and putting college on hold. This dream that is now becoming a reality has me quite excited!
Blessings & JOY ~