Thursday, July 21, 2011

5+ Year Plan?!

So I'm finally making the TIME to make my announcement.
LIFE has been crazy but good.
BUSY and productive.
(Oy our countless house projects!)

But I'm pausing it for a bit (while the baby naps) to catch up on things.

So my news is....DUN DUN DUN....
I'm going back to school!
Not anytime soon.
And I'm not going back for my masters like I planned (maybe in 10 years?)
But to go to beauty school.
Not to be a cosmetologist...have you seen my hair lately?
To be an e s t h e t i c i a n .
I love, love skin care and skin products.

I have been obsessed with facials and skin products since I've been 12-13 years old.  (I guess when you hit puberty and your face goes to the pits)!
Anyway--I've always been a lucky and blessed gal that's been pampered with facials, massages and spa treatments at a young age.
I don't tell you this to make you roll your eyes and stop reading my blog...
You see, my dad wasn't the BEST at saying "I love you" or "I'm sorry"---nor was he good with girls.

He comes from a family of 5 boys and ONE girl.

So he was a bit clueless about making a little girl happy.
However he did know my MOM loved getting massages and he would also treat me while he treated mom.
So I got spoiled early.  (Early as in 14 years old or so).
And I LOVED how these women would make me feel.
I would always feel so relaxed, happy and great about my skin after a facial or a treatment.

Anyways--fast forward a few years later and I finished up my bachelor's in my dream field of radio-television and film.

I felt as though the world was my playground!
I had worked for a huge NBC sitcom for a few years--
also worked as a television host on a series that ran in Austin--
I worked for ESPN radio for awhile
and I also got to venture in the marketing and promotional world of SPORTS.
I had a blast at my jobs--and life was great and it was fast paced!

I had to work late nights-LONG hours--and I had to mix and mingle and rub elbows with everyone.
Now fast forward to now--
I'm married with a sweet, loving baby boy.

Needless to say, my world changed.
I don't want to be going out on the town.
I don't want to be working LONG hours (days or nights).
I don't care to rub elbows or brown nose.
I don't care about climbing the career ladder.

But what I DO care about is,
having an open and flexible schedule.
I want to be able to make time for family and t-ball games.
I want family first....instead of career.

Luckily I'm BLESSED to be a stay at home mom---yet one day I would like to to return to work and help out with the finances.
This would be when Kie is in school.
(Or when our last child starts schools.)

Originally I wanted to get my teaching certification and teach kindergarten (just like my sweet mom).
I love children and I wanted the summers off. 
But then TEXAS had the worse year for teachers.
Budgets were slashed all across the state and THOUSANDS of teachers lost their jobs.
Finding a teaching job would be IMPOSSIBLE around Austin.
Maybe not impossible but it would be extremely hard with all the budget cuts.

THEN I thought...
What else do I love?
Because I don't want to just GO to work to pay bills.
I want to ENJOY what I do.
I want to love it.
I want to be in a stress-reducing environment (is any place besides the beach and home stress free?!)
I want to make other's happy
(I want to save lives but I don't have the stomach for the medical field).
I want to be happy....

Maybe a massage therapist?
I talked to my own massage therapist very seriously about his career.
He reminded me how hard it is PHYSICALLY to give massages.
And that there's a chance I could possible get a client I may not want to touch.

Thanks for the reminder.
Now to think again...

And then it hit me!
Helloooooo skin care?!
I love skin products, I love learning (I wouldn't of ever left college if I could of helped it).

If I really wanted to go into the medical field I could get my license in that as well...and do botox and that sort of thing. (Yet needles aren't really my cup of tea.)

So here I am.
I want to go to SKIN CARE SCHOOL.

Luckily I live in a city that has tons of great schools.
A lot of the schools offer part time classes--at evenings and weekends.
--to get my esthetician certification I'd be in school roughly a year.
(this is part time).

I think it would be a great career because I could schedule my own clients--
so if there's a t-ball game or soccer game or band concert or whatever that I need to make it to--I want to know I WILL BE THERE!

I also think working in a spa environment--where people come to relax and de-stress is a great place to go to work everyday.
No cubicles, no harsh fluorescent lights...

Ahhhhh I'm relaxing already :)

I'm not looking to start school anytime SOON--
but I have been looking and touring schools around here.

Ideally I would be a stay at home mom and get paid for it.
(And not just by my husband).
But I know one day I'll have to get back out in the job world.
And I know there's a time and a place and a season for all that...
So I've been prepping myself and we started saving for tuition for me.

I'm excited but I'm not wishing away time.
Because in this moment and season of my life 
I'm very, very happy being a SAHM.

I feel blessed to be with Kie everyday--to teach and show him things.
And to watch him learn.
But I thought I'd share what I have on the horizon---be it 5 years from now or more.

Alright--I hear my husband with the power tools in the living room.
I gotta get to work.

I'll post pictures of what we've been up to in the Knuth household on the next blog!!

Until next time,


1 comment:

    Good for you mama!
    You will do WONDERFUL!


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