– You Can Be Anything –
I was told once that being a makeup artist was not a serious career and that I could not consider it. That I was “better than this”.
Ouch? > <
The words felt like my soul was cut in half and so I shut the doors to my dreams. I took a path in the opposite direction and walked away.
I went to college for a few years ; studied law, languages, marketing, human ressources management, coaching, even hypnotherapy… I ended up with several degrees and a broken heart.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful I was able to go to college and learn things. I just would have given my spot to someone who couldn’t go and learned makeup instead. Art. Cinema. Photography.
After school, I spent years working various jobs ; jobs that I couldn’t keep longer than 4 years. Most of the time I’d change every year. I really tried to fit in and do what was expected of me. I tried to find happiness in being a good employee.
If only I loved money more than working ! But money was never a goal, never a source of happiness. And it never will. And so one day I quit and decided to become my own boss, to reopen the dusty doors to my dreams.
Giving up on your dream career is heartbreaking. It can put you through depression and I don’t wish it on anyone.
So don’t ever listen to someone who thinks your dream is worthless.
Your dreams will take you far if you believe in them and if you work hard for them. And even if they don’t take you where you thought they would, at least they’ll take you somewhere, right? ^^ and you won’t die feeling stupid and aching with regrets !
In 2016 I said to myself “fuck this, I’m going to become a makeup artist, even if it takes me a decade”.
Me and my besties Self-consciouness and Low self-esteem have been on a chaotic journey ever since and even though it’s been really hard at times, I’m proud I chose to go my way. I would do it again, over and over even if that means I have to be poor again and suffer from stress and everything I went through.
I’d say “of course makeup artist is a serious career!” and just do it.
I have no idea where all this will take me, but hell, I’m going there!!!!
So now you know me a bit better.
Thank you if you took the time to read this. Thank you if you liked my page. Thank you if you subscribed to my channel or/and followed me on instagram, shared a post or left a comment.
I can not express what you guys’ support means to me. More than the world. It’s like having hundreds of people poking that person and saying “hey you were wrong, hey hey hey you were wrong” … It feels SO good and I will never take it for granted.
Hang in there if you can relate to my story. You can do this.
I hope you have a good time on my little website, where makeup truly is magic and where dreams can be shared and built!