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Last year at this time. I was going to school to be a engineer. I was doing it because my dad said would be good at in high school. I didn't even finish one semester. Because it bored me, it don't have the brains for it, and I didn't really want a office job. So I left and got a factory job, and I hate it. Put it this way. Its a dead end job. With no way to move up. 

 

That go me thinking about me. I start hormones soon, and I plan on living as me next year at this time fully. I was thinking what I could do. The only thing I could think was some thing beauty related. Even my waxing lady said I should go. When I mentioned I was pondering it.  

 

 I don't want to do hair. Im colorblind to a certain degree. I have issues with colors in between. So like red/browns, blue/purple. I always thought my hair was just a really light brown, but according to my hair dresser. I have auburn hair which after she pointed it out. I can see a red hue to my hair now. Because of that I don't want to mess up a woman's hair.  Make up is also off the table. I can do makeup, but again colorblindness comes in to play. I also don't have a interest in waxing. I just wouldn't feel comfortable, and I don't think the people I wax. Would be super comfortable with it also. 

 

So that leaves nails. When I got my first set of acrylics in September. I figured it was just some thing for vanity, and that was it. I also figured I wouldn't have them more then a month or two. It was just some thing I always wanted to try. Well that try has kind of turned in to sort of a interest with me. I come to enjoy the whole process. I've kind of went head first in to learning about nails. Mostly because of me getting them. So far im not bored with what I have been seeing or reading, and enjoy watching nails get done. I'm also very creative my self. Plus I could work as my self. Which is also a plus. 

 

I do have some more research to do first though. I see my nail tech in a few weeks, and im going to ask her as munch as I can think of. I also have to talk to my hair dresser. As she went to the local beauty school. So I do have questions for her. That i will ask when she gets back from her breast cancer surgery. I hope to get the answers I'm looking for. 

 

 

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If you enjoy it, go for it! Some great artists were probably colorblind to some extend or another. My grandfather always said, "If you don't enjoy your job three days out of five, you need a new job."

 

Hugs!

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I am looking at a new career also. Most of my life I have worked mostly customer service technician. Mostly around cars. But now I am looking at being a secretary. The counseling office secretary at a high school. I had my first interview last Thursday.

It is a total 180 from what I know and love cars yet. I am excited at the prospect. I hope to continue on with the process. I am looking forward to being me if I get it.

 

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Well I don't like my job any day off the week. As for the colorblindnes. I'm sure their have been many artists that have had some degree of colorblindnes.

 

The only difference is the canvas its being painted on, and womans hair. Is one thing I refuse to mess up. The good thing about nails is mess ups are easier to fix. I figured that out very quickly just getting my nails done. Most nail techs will do one nail if you are not sure on shape and color. If you don't like it. Its only a 10 minute fix. 

 

Kymmie, I'm never going to give up my male hobbies of cars, fishing, and general male interests. I just want to be doing some thing I have a interest in. 

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