In the Asian culture, the 1st Birthday celebration is very important. It’s a way to give the parents a glimpse into their child’s future. [they say] According to my Asian parents, my career was already predetermined.
On December 23, 1981, we celebrated my 1st birthday in my parent’s very first apartment in Charlotte, NC.
They sat me next to a tray full of random ‘stuff’. Each item on that tray represented a skill or career.
For example, a book identifies a job as a librarian, or an educator. A pair of scissors may represent a seamstress/tailor. A pencil can be related to a writer, and so on.
The idea of this game is to see what will spark my curiosity.
What catches my eyes first, I will pick up. And what I pick up will reveal my future career interest.
Out of 10 items on that tray, my heart was drawn to the COMB.
And guess what? Ever since I was 5 – for as long as my mind can remember… I’ve always known I wanted to help make people feel beautiful.
Here I am a licensed cosmetologist of 18 years, making a difference in people’s lives.
I make people pretty for a living!
Not only that, I’ve also built so many life-long relationships and have connected with interesting people from all different walks of life.
I LOVE going into work with a flexible schedule; I dress how I want, don’t have to worry about being judged for having tattoos, and can take vacations anytime I want!
It doesn’t get any better than this!
People are entitled to their own opinion.
Some are okay with having a job that guarantees health benefits as a security. And that is perfectly fine, it’s their life.
Growing up during the generation-X era, having a skill was overlooked as well as being an artist. Trade schools were looked down upon due to lack of knowledge and experience in those fields.
Doubtful are ones who were brainwashed by society – convincing them to think, “everyone must go to college to succeed”.
I’ve been told that it’s better to get a college degree at a university to land a secure job, a 9-5. Sounds good and I know some may mean well, but that’s not my calling.
I’m just happy I chose what was best for me.
I was born for this! God gave me the the heart to heal and hands to help others feel good about themselves.
I knew what I wanted to be and what I wanted to do.
I believe you either got it, or you don’t.
You’re either going to follow your dreams or help someone else build their’s.
Born to Beautify.
Everything I touch becomes beautiful.
Felt it in my heart from very start.
From one creative human to another…
If it makes you happy, go for it!
Trust me, I am living-proof that it is all worth it.