OMG what a corny title. But hi guys 🙂
Tonight’s post is all about my dream to get into the makeup industry.
I have touched on this before in previous blog posts, but I only recently (in the last year) realised how much I wanted my passion to develop into my career.
Through high school, through Sixth Form and even through the beginning of uni my goal was to be an English teacher at a secondary school. English/creative writing had always been my favourite school subject growing up, and to be honest, I felt it the only subject I was actually good at…none of that maths and science malarkey.
I knew when I applied to go to university that I wanted to study English Language, it was due to a mix-up that I wound up studying Journalism as well. I knew my English degree would get me where I wanted to go, but I soon had doubts whether or not this was the path I actually wanted to take in my life.
I remember the first day I discovered the beauty community on YouTube. I was lying on my sofa at home, procrastinating homework (as you do), when I came across Bethany Mota’s channel. I originally used YouTube to watch funny videos of cats n that, like most 13 year olds did at the time, so I had no idea a whole different community existed online.
Well, as soon as I had found it, of course I was hooked. I grew up watching these beautiful people fulfilling their dream, constantly wishing I could be like them. I have always had an interest in beauty, and I always wanted to learn how to apply makeup correctly, but I didn’t foresee makeup being such a huge part of my life when I was 19. But, it is, and I hope it always will be.
I started collecting makeup just after I bought the first palette I’d ever owned: Urban Decay’s Naked 3, in Sephora while I was visiting Mickey Mouse. After I realised how much I loved experimenting with new makeup, I knew I wanted to expand my collection.
Since that initial milestone: I have applied for makeup jobs, filmed un-posted makeup tutorials, started my own blog and thought of everything I could to fulfil my dream of becoming a makeup artist.
An idea of being freelance came into my mind a few months ago, but I shrugged it off knowing I probably couldn’t make it work as I would have to invest a hella lot of money into a kit for my clients. I have now changed my mind.
I am so determined to follow my dream that I have decided, in the future, to become a freelance artist.
I don’t know when this will be, but I am aiming to be able to start by Summer 2016. Many things change in such a short space of time…who knows if I may look into other possibilities and decide that path is a better one to take, I don’t know.
All I know is that no dreams will come true if I stay glued to my laptop screen watching incredible beauty gurus, then I shall be doing that for the rest of my life instead of applying makeup. My passion is makeup, and I believe it always will be. This is what I want to do with my life, I’m happy I’ve finally found my dream.
It’s alright to not know what you want to do with your life when you’re 16, 18, or even 25. Age shouldn’t be a limit to your life goals. You have the opportunities in life today to choose what you want to do, even if you don’t realise until later.
I believe no dream is not worth following. If you want to work in America, travel. If you want to be Marc Jacob’s right hand man, be it. If you want to be the next Albert Einstein, work for it. As long as you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything you want to achieve.
The world is full of possibilities, I am not going to be the girl faced with regret. Hardships will be there, always. But never give up. I’m not going to, fo sure.