Why I Want To Be A Cosmetologist

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Applying to college can be a daunting experience, particularly for one whose academic career was interrupted during high school. However, it was this interruption, and what followed, that has allowed me to set goals for myself, both academically and professionally. Having been in psychiatric hospitals and dealing with mental health conditions, I have witnessed firsthand how those with mental illnesses and emotional difficulties are among the most underserved in our society. My goal in life is to make a difference to someone that is struggling, much like I have. I plan to reach this goal by earning a degree in psychology, and pursuing a professional career as a mental health counselor. Growing up, I was never really sure what to tell people when they asked what I wanted to do when I was older. Over the years I flip-flopped between a laundry list of possible professions: veterinarian, nurse, EMT, cosmetologist, and many more short-lived dreams. As I grew and learned from my life experiences, I realized …show more content…

I am lucky to have grown up with parents and teachers that instilled in me how important it is to serve others. Ever since I was a young child, I found that nothing was better than the feeling of knowing I made a difference in someone’s life. I consider being raised with empathy and compassion to be one of the greatest blessings I have received. After struggling for such a long time and receiving amazing care and having so many people reach out to me and offer help, I know that I want to do the same. I want to be the person who inspires someone who is suffering to really seek help and to believe they are worthy of it. I want to save lives. The most important thing to me is to become the person that I needed so badly during the worst time of my life; to be person that pulls someone up from rock bottom, instead of letting them drown. I will always strive to be a woman for

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