Precisely one week ago, I (finally) graduated Cosmetology school. While I’m incredibly thankful and happy and excited that I’m finally done, I’m also a little bit sad, and unbelievably nervous for whatever is happening next. Of course, I’ll take my State licensing test and become a licensed Cosmetologist (woo!!). But it’s what’s after that is what in nervous for.
My skill isn’t terrible (I don’t want to come across as cocky, but I think I’m pretty good at this, considering I’m hot off the press). But don’t get me wrong, I’m terrified to get a job in the industry. To be top-of-the-line, it’s a little too cutthroat for this porcelain doll.
When I was first getting started with this, I was all for making a huge glorious name for myself, but the further along I came, the more that didn’t really appeal to me. The first 4 months of beauty school (we called it workshop…the “kindergarten of beauty school”) my educator talked about how this particular industry is BOOMING in Australia. And I made up my mind then and there that I’d try to go there for however long I could to do hair. That was my goal post beauty school. But, as I said, things change.
So here I am, graduated, and studying for my cosmetology State Boards, and I have absolutely no clue what will come to me once I’m licensed.
This being said, about a month or two ago, I came to this conclusion: God has never once let me down.
When I made up my mind that I wanted to go to Kansas City to do the internship with the International House of Prayer (IHOP-KC), and had it in my spirit that if God wanted me to go, He’d provide the means. Well, He did (that’s a whole different story). What I’m really trying to get at is this. I’d dreamed of going to beauty school since I was 15 or 16. I just graduated beauty school. The question reverberating in my brain is ‘now what?’. And I’m having one heck of a time believing that God has my best interests in mind. When people as me what my plans are, it’s hard when I know most people don’t believe the way I do when I say I’m waiting for God to tell me. I know that I’ve done my part (going to school and such). And I feel at ease in my spirit that it’s just another season of waiting on Him. I’m both nervous and excited to see what happens next :) God’s not let me down yet ;)