Thursday, August 4, 2011


So last week I was lucky enough to be offered an apprenticeship at a very well known salon in Dublin. Anyone who reads my blog regularly (Hi!) will know that I recently decided hairdressing is the career I want to pursue. So dream come true right? Wrong...'The Fear' has gotten to me. I have to leave my job in Topshop. Devastating. I love it there. I love the people, the clothes, the company, my hours, where the shop is located, the money. I love everything but the lack of career in it. I mean you can make a career out of it and I was working away at that, but I would be lying if I said I'd be happy there for life.

I was ecstatic when I got offered the apprenticeship, it was completely unexpected because I'd been knocked back by a few salons and know how hard it is to get one, especially being that bit older and with the recession and all that jazz. But when it came to handing in my notice I had a little break down. Is this really what I want to do? What if I hate it? What if I can't handle the long hours, or I'm no good at it, or the coffee I make is shit? My friend actually had to sit me down with a chamomile tea (the best of all tea's) and help me make a list of pros and con's. It was pretty much propropro for Toppers, conconcon for the salon. But there was something inside me that felt like I HAD to do it.


I mean what could go so terribly wrong that it wouldn't be worth trying? Fear leaves us stuck in the moment. It leaves us without the chance to grow and change our lives for the better. We all think about the negatives, but wouldn't it be worse to think that you may never get the chance to experiment, achieve and live?

 There is no failure, or job, or opportunity that is scarier than thinking that this is it, this is all life has to offer. 

Life is made of the decisions and chances we take. This is a chance I had to take because I'm ready for bigger and better things, and I'm ready to overcome that fear.



  1. A very inspiring post! I wish you the best of luck at the salon:)

  2. these inspirational quotes sure do help :) and just JUMP! follow your gut instinct, you decided on what you want to do and somehow, someway, it will work out - i fully believe in that sort of thing. all you need to do is be confident in you!


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