My Secret Dream: From Hair to Eternity

It was a lazy and lonesome Saturday when I found myself chatting with my aunt on Facebook.  She’s been living in the US for years now, also as a single mom.  That was the first time she opened up to me and told me things about her which I never knew.  The strong woman everyone knew turned out to be a lady with a heart made of Jell-O.

One of the things she told me was that lately she has been looking around for good cosmetology schools in overland park KS, as she wants to start a career in the field of beauty.  That got me thinking of my own secret dream- to be a hairdresser.

Even as a little girl, I used to love playing with my Barbie doll’s hair.  I took the bold step and just cut her hair one day.  Friends laughed at me, but I found shear (pun intended) delight in that. I would have loved to use one of those bleached knot full lace wigs on my best friend’s hair.

I used to frequent salons when I was still single, and I thought that it was so awesome that hairdressers got huge tips from their customers.  That reeled me in, like a fish to a fisherman’s pole- the idea of doing something you loved and getting paid for it.

But why didn’t I pursue that path?  Now I wonder…  Is it too late?  Maybe not.  Just like my aunt who continues to dream and chase after those dreams, I still have time to do what I want.  If she could do it, so can I.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. Yes i am totally agreed with you you shouldn’t compromise with our dreams after all you are human body and you should have rights to live your life with own lifestyle.

  2. It’s never too late to pursue your dreams. :) I’d say go for it. All the best. :)

  3. It’d probably very therapeutic for you to learn something new and to perhaps give you a sense of personal accomplishment.

  4. Great shot, I’m very appreciate your tips, Thanks for sharing this post.

  5. we are young and we still have lots of time to pursue what we wanted. it’s not late for getting dreams come true :)

  6. I agree dear. It’s never too late. As long as we’re determined to do it. Good luck!

  7. I cut my Barbie’s hair before too. I can’t comb her tangled hair anymore so cut it instead. hahaha

  8. It’s not too late to make your dream of becoming a hairdresser come true, so go ahead and work towards achieving that personal goal.

  9. It is never too late to pursue one’s dream. I hope one day I could make a living being a food stylist…

  10. Mich of Mich Eats and Shops says

    Do it! If you really want to and it’s your passion then do it! :) There’s nothing sadder than regretting not being able to do something you really would have loved doing :)

  11. Me too, my life will not be complete without technology on the hand. They are part of my world.

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