This s where it all began. This was the day I graduated from cosmetology school. I've always had a passion for hair and make-up. It started more with make-up, because it's a lot easier to play with make-up when you're a little girl. Not only did I do make-up on myself if you were my babysitter you could guarantee we were playing dress up the entire time you were watching me. When I ran out of babysitters to play with I turned to my dolls. Of course I had tons of barbie dolls, and I had one American Girl doll. Everyone knows how expensive they are if you've ever had one or bought one for someone. Unfortunately for my mom she spent all that money so I could cut my American Girl dolls hair and put make-up all over her face. Now I put make-up on real women and it's a great feeling. For awhile I thought I was never going to have a career in the beauty industry. Apparently it wasn't a real career choice when I was getting ready to graduate from high school. With the help of my employers, who are Photographers and work with plenty of successful make-up artists, they were convinced this was the career for me. After 1 semester of college I was miserable, and knew I needed a change. It was tough to leave after such a short time and making new friends, but I knew I had to do something for myself or I was never going to be happy. After I graduated from cosmetology school I took my Maryland State Board tests on August 1, 2013, and I passed both of them on the first try! I was never great in school especially when it came to taking tests, but I studied really hard for both my practical and written tests. I couldn't believe I passed I almost started crying after the practical exam, which in my opinion is the hardest part of the whole exam. I couldn't be happier with the decisions I have made over the last few years. I have been very fortunate to have such great opportunities and experiences in just two years after getting my license. I guess dreams to do come true.