Giving Back

Scholarship Entrant: Judith from Calera, Alabama
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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My childhood passion has always been to be a beautician. I can remember purchasing my first Farrah Fawcett dollhead when I was thirteen years old. When I graduated high school I told my mom I wanted to go to Cosmetology school, but she discouraged me by letting me know that there were too many hair dressers in our town for me to become one. I guess she thought I would never move. I was heartbroken. So I chose Office Terminology instead. So many years later, I am an Executive Assistant for an organization that treats clients with substance abuse or mental illness. When I first began with this agency I work as an Administrative Assistant. I was also able to work part time on weekends as a Mental Health Technician. A Technician works one on one with mental illness clients to learn how to be able to take care of themselves while they live in the group homes. Most of the women love to get the hair fixed. I would one day like to complete my Bachleors Degree in Management and open and run a salon.
Would I like to get my cosmetologoy license one day? Maybe, but for now I would enjoy being a the boss where clients, both men and women, could come and be pampered. My sister currently owns a salon and we have talked about me recruiting other employees to do hair and nails. What would be even more awesome is training some of the clients to help keep the salon clean and maybe greet the customers as they come in to be serviced. I believe they would have more joy giving back to others just as I would.

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