I want to first apologize for the lack of updates. I barely have time for anything including sleep since I've started school and continued working my normal part time schedule.
I haven't formally announced it, but I decided to start cosmetology courses at one of the junior colleges near my parents' home. It was a spur of the moment thing, and honestly not planned. My friend was taking it and convinced me to take it with her. The class ended up being a lot longer than I expected it to be. I have 6.5 hours of class each day plus 1 hour lunch, plus an additional 5.5 hours of work on certain days of the week. In other words, I have 13 hour days sometimes and boy is it exhausting. I wake up at around 6:30am every morning and don't sleep until about midnight on days that I do work. On days that I don't work, I have to catch up on textbook work and the like. I'm one of those people who get extremely cranky without 8 hours of sleep so this schedule makes me kind of anxious.
Ironically, being enrolled in cosmetology courses has taken me further away from the world of beauty and color and all the things that I love. I miss blogging. I miss my makeup. Cosmetology courses so far has been all about nails, hair, and skincare--NOTHING about makeup which makes me so sad. I have drawers full of makeup that have been untouched since I started class because I use the same handful of products everyday to save time and get a few extra minutes of sleep in.
Class itself is quite challenging to me. I have never gotten a facial, never gotten my nails done, never done anything fancy to my hair so I am a COMPLETE newbie when it comes to these things. Even though all the other girls there are freshmen, they have at least paid for those services before so that they know a thing or two about them. I'm learning a lot but at the same time, it's so frustrating.
On a brighter note, I am taking the class with a friend, and it's always easier to overcome challenges with a partner. I'm thinking about delaying my plans to teach abroad in Korea (I am supposed to leave in mid February and stay there for a year) so that I can finish my cosmetology major with my friend, but I'll see how things go. I'm learning a lot, little by little.
There is so much, so so very much, that I would like to post and blog about. Unfortunately, there simply does not seem to be enough hours in the day for everything. I would quit my job but the money for my tuition and kit has to come from somewhere. I hope to somehow stay connected to the beauty community here on blogger, because afterall, this is where I have really grown, shared, and developed my love for makeup.
My brain is foggy and I think I'm getting sick. I'll leave you guys with this now, and perhaps next time I will post something much more useful. I hope all you ladies and gents are taking good care of yourselves, and I will talk to you all very soon.
Lots of love,