Exactly 15 plus years ago today I ( @taniagonz72 ) shuffled nervously in a room ( The State Board of Cosmetology in Glendale) with 16 other wanna be hairstylists feeling like my entire life was on the line .
The proctor flipped open my mock " appointment book " and I spent the next 6 hours pretending to Color my Mother's hair with shaving cream, praying I didn't cut my fingers doing her hair cut and painting her stinky ass toe nails with the most hideous shade of red nail polish I'd ever seen.
I remember nervously crying in the bathroom as I waited for my test scores. An hour passed , and my name was called ,....so nervous !!! Thinking ,....Did I pass as I walked to the State Board office ...😐 ,....and finally in that moment I was handed the piece of paper that would shape the rest of my life.
Congratulations , Tania Gonzalez you are now a Licensed Cosmetologist !!! .... I couldn't hold back my emotions and starting crying 😂 , but tears of happiness . Everything I had worked so hard for was finally here and it was up to me to decide what I was going to do with the power contained in that Cosmetology License.
I will always remember that day like it was yesterday because it really did feel like I had nothing but endless possibilities laid out ahead for me.
Today, I am still so freaking thankful I took that leap of faith and enrolled in Cosmo school. That single decision has sent me on the most incredible journey and I couldn't imagine a more perfect career for myself.
Cheers !!! As I celebrate my Anniversary as a Licensed Cosmetologist / Business Owner Tania Hair & Makeup Studios and as I keep pushing myself to accomplish many more successes !!! XOXO