I'm feeling a bit lost lately. More so in career wise. I studied my cert iv beauty a few years ago (then been at home with my kids) and honestly I don't know if I enjoy it. I didn't do my diploma cause the thought of brazillian waxing makes me cringe. I really hate waxing. I do like the other aspects of beauty but not sure if I'm passionate about or not. I'm confused whether I'm scared going into the workforce and doing beauty or is it I really don't like it. I'm scared to think I wasted all the money on the course.
As a hobby I do enjoy making my own skincare range.
Then I think maybe I would being a teacher aide?? I do enjoy being around kids.
I don't know. I've been a SAHM for a few years and I guess the thought of going back to the workforce scares the crap out of me.
I used to do admin before kids and I don't want to do that either.
I did want to start my own business but lack alot of confidence and motivation. I'm always put myself down.
I feel like I'm in a rut and feel so sad and pathetic.
I just wish I could shake it off and be this super confident person.
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15-06-2012 12:28 #1Gday Australia
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Feeling lost about a career.
15-06-2012 12:42 #2
I'm the same... don't know what direction to head in and don't have the confidence to do a lot of things I would like.
Which part of beauty do you like? Is it more skincare kind of stuff or makeup? Can you try and specialise more in one area of it? It sounds promising if you are making your own skincare range... could you go anywhere with that?
15-06-2012 13:00 #3Gday Australia
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I do like facials and massage side of things. I do like all natural and holistic side of stuff. Just not the wax and acrylics etc.
I'm not sure if I have ability to do this. I feel like a failure before I even begin. Or maybe I just kidding myself and look at a completely different field.
I know the problem is from being out of the workplace for so long
15-06-2012 13:10 #4
I don't know much about the beauty industry but is there any kind of short courses you could do in the areas you are interested in? Just to help boost your confidence. I don't think you are kidding yourself at all! Maybe just taking small steps to head in that direction might be a bit less overwhelming?
20-06-2012 23:22 #5
You don't have to do waxing if you don't want to. A lot of therapists specialise as they find their passion in one area rather than the lot. For example, there are nail artists, facialists, bodyworkers, etc. But if you don't like beauty therapy then that's okay too.
Confidence takes practise and planning. If you really aren't sure what career path to take then that's okay too. Get out and about and research jobs or business avenues you think you might like. Join groups if you can. I've been a part of a group for the past month or so now - it's sort of like a mothers' group but we do craft without our kids present - and the resulting friendships have boosted my self confidence and opened up a few opportunities.
It sounds to me like you're isolated. If this is the case, the best thing you can do for your soul is to get out there and get connected. The rest will follow.
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