When we are little, we have dreams of what we want to become when we grow up. Some of us policemen and woman. Some doctors. And some firefighters. But once we actually grow up, where do those precious childhood dreams go? It seems as though reality sets in and the real world won’t allow the room nor the time for those dreams we so fervently believed as children.
I remember when I was younger, I wanted to be an astronaut. Then I wanted to be a cosmetologist. After that I wanted to be female rapper EVE. And then, the last childhood dream I remember having was wanting to be a pediatrician.
I was never afraid to dream big as a child. I remember each time what I wanted to be when I grew up changed to something different, I would run and tell my daddy and he would always say “Well baby, if that’s what you want, that’s exactly what you can do.” ♥
Now that I’m older, I still have some dreams but now I want to find a way to combine them all together. Right now, I am in school majoring in Psychology and minoring in Journalism (the writing passion coming into play). I plan on finding on way to combine those two. I have other dreams that aren’t as scholastic.
My other dreams include hair & nails. I love to do nails and every now and again, I like to do hair, (it’s a real tedious task though) — so much so that they are almost up there with my undying passion for writing. To be a nail technician would be awesome. After I graduate from graduate school (or maybe even while I’m in grad school), I want to become a licensed nail tech. The way I see it, I should diversify myself. Get involved in a little of everything … well ALMOST everything. I figure while I’m in school or when I’m about to start my career, I can have a little side hustle, make a few extra bucks.
I enjoy doing nails because the whole process operates in creativity. From the filing and shaping of the nail, to the color choices of the nail polish, to the pattern painted on the nail.
Now combining two of my dreams at a time is easy — for example, Psych & Journalism can easily be paired together. I can simply write for a Psychology Today or something of that nature. And combining my dream for hair and nails is even easier — I could open a hair and nail salon. Hair in the front, nails in the back. Or vice versa.
I would say that the wildest dream I have thought is to combine all four of my smaller dreams — psychology, writing, hair and nails — into one big successful career. And I know that sounds crazy, but I believe it can be done. I can open a counseling practice with a writing studio and have my hair/nail salon attached. OR I can become a cosmetologist who counsels her clients while they’re getting their hair and nails done … or something. I’ll figure it out. I DO know that whatever I do, I will do it well. And be happy while doing it. Whether I’m getting paid for it or not. But especially if I’m getting paid. HA.
Ahh well, I’ll come up with something.
P.S. Check out some of my nail art below! ↓↓↓