My story into my dream job is one of rescue and redemption
Growing up, I thought something was wrong with me because I never knew what I wanted to do when “I grew-up”. As a young adult I was always searching for purpose and the next “right career” but all the while doing my friend's and family’s hair at home in my kitchen.
A little over fifteen years ago I found myself in cosmetology school ready to attempt a career in the beauty industry. I had natural talent and enough will-power to make it through the program. But, shortly after beginning school I found out I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. I made the financially responsible decision to leave school and enter into the workforce.
Years and years had gone by and everything in my life had changed, including me. I was a young professional, mom of two girls and a wife. I was in the middle of experiencing many of life responsibilities, however I had put my needs and wants to the side.
I knew I wanted to be a hairdresser and that I needed steadiness inside my heart. So, on February 3rd, 2008 I became a Christ-Follower. I prayed to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior by acknowledging my need to have my sins forgiven and receiving His free gift of forgiveness, grace, and unconditional love.
Receiving His leadership was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. It became the foundation of my future.
A few short years later, I was facing a big crossroads. The company I worked for did a reorganization. It was in this season that my husband and I heard though prayer, that it was time for me go back to cosmetology school. And I did!!
I went back to school in my early 30s and it was one of the best decisions I have made (apart from receiving Christ:) In retrospect I see the Lord was waiting for me to know Him personally before He released me to use my gift to serve others!!!
I have been in this industry for less than ten years, but Heaven has multiplied each of those years. I see and experience His blessing on my salon, my gifting, and business. It's a reflection of not only God’s Faithfulness but His rescue and redemption.