Tuesday, November 16

Extra Extra!





I have never studied before, when i was 18 i chose to travel around Australia instead of hitting the books like the rest of my friends. I have spent years steadily working my way up the corporate ladder, only to realise at age 23 (and a half ) that i hate working in an office. Last week i quit my job as a Personal Assistant and I start my Diploma in Specialised Makeup services in January. Yes I'm going to be a makeup artist.

So as I said in the last post, its time to get thrifty! Be prepared to see repeated outfits over here on April Rose because this lady is pinching pennies to pay for school, makeup and other supplies. I'm super excited about my change in careers and I'm also incredibly scared. I will be working freelance which means i need to be disciplined with my money and my time, a skill i am still learning to perfect. As scared as i am I'm also proud of myself for doing this. I am finally letting myself work towards my 'dream job' that job that won't pay much but will make me happy.

Hopefully this time next year i can really live out that corny old saying...

"Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life."


April Rose
xx






14 comments:

Jadegrrrl said...

Freaking awesome I really want to do the same!!! :D

SimoneWrenRennard said...

Well done lady! Good on you! I have never studied either. True I have attempted it...But no good for me!
WOO HOO!

Girl Friday said...

well done sweetness, living poor for a little while to achieve your dreams is well worth it, and after a while you get used to the life of a student! Good luck with everything xx

Tiera said...

Congrats darlin! I've done wedding, pageant and performance makeup, and considered pursuing makeup artistry full time, but never went for it... Good luck on your journey!

Jes said...

Ohhh go you lady! To be honest, I hate waking up in the morning to go to work, new job is definately something I need to pursue in the new year. All the best with the m/u course. Sure it will be fabulous! xx

asha said...

Congratulations :) It's awesome to hear of someone actually studying something they love!

The Velvet Bow said...

So so so so so exciting! I love hearing stories of people following their dreams :)

Kim - Blonde Suburbia said...

Congratulations!! Don't worry I'm one of the only girls in my age group who havent headed to uni... Im doing Management in menswear... Its not ideal the people are amazing... But I too want to get my Cert in makeup artistry...

it will be an awesome and FUN learning experience and not to mentionif you cannot do freelance you can always work with a cosmetics company such as MAC, Chanel, YSL etc etc!

And Im getting back into styling we could always collaborate one time :D once you've completed your course you will be really enjoying yourself!

Im glad you did this!! Its all about keeping YOU happy :)

brittany said...

Congratulations!
It takes a lot of heart and bravery to chase your dreams.
Wishing you all the best.
x

April Rose said...

I am overwhelmed by the positive response i have recieved from family, work mates and you lovlies! It means alot to me :)
xx

Cowbiscuits said...

wow you are basically my idol!! I'm 20 (21 in a month) and I sucked at college and stopped education to run off to New yrok at 18, when i come back I got a job and now I HATE it i can't stand working with customers who are rude and nasty every single day, I feel like just quitting. is your diploma recognized and everything and is it like in your own hours rather than going to a uni or college? xx

April Rose said...

Cowbiscuits the Diploma is recognised in most countries, however to get that recognition i will need to sit a few extra exams. I can’t believe you took off to Ney York when you were 18, much more exciting than my Aus trip!

Beck said...

Congratulations! I love your red watch, where did you get it from?

April Rose said...

Beck its a Swatch watch, the best thing about themis you can swap the bands around! I got mine at JFK airport but you can grab them at David Jones or Myer :)

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