Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Though our decision has been announce to few people, or rather my decision, I think it is somewhat safe to say that I, the author of this blog, have finally decided on a career.
The trade of finding, discovering and seeking out beauty in everyone you meet - in this case the practice of enhancing one's physical beauty

Upon hearing of my decision, many - of the few people I have told - have responded with some sort of negative response to my decision, which always followed an argument about all the negatives of my choice in trade.

I've heard about every excuse why not to go into the cosmetologist arena known to man.
"Those are blue collard people who can't get any better job..." "They're the cheerleaders of the bunch, making their rounds with the guys!...." "All beauticians / cosmetologists care about is how they look - their vain, stuffy, and believe in using lots of chemicals..."
The most surprising reason why "not" to take advantage of a fifteen month program that one can use immediately after completing was
"Oh you don't want to do that!!!" - The forever gift of mind reading that so many woman honestly believe they posses has come back to haunt me!

Although some of this are legitimate (but mostly not) my dads concerns perhaps hit closer to home, as far as my own concerns as well.
The temptation of getting a "tat" (tattoo). Piercing myself so much I weigh about twice as much as a normal young adult should; and leaning more towards the materialism and sexuality - not that the latter is wrong, it isn't, so long as it's kept sacred between you and your spouse - that posses today's trendy modern culture.

Dads ultimate concern was / is that the faith I have given to Jesus Christ would be lost.
This is also a concern of mine.

I deeply honor, respect, and love my dad. I don't want to, ever bring him cause to worry about my walk with God.
However, a mental decision that's already taken precedence though. And I'm pushing forward. I'll do the best I can.

Mom suggested I write out a contract with myself regarding beauty school.
The list so far is as follows

Do not...
1) Get any tattoos
2) Get any more piercings
I will...
3) Not become less modest, or more sexually appealing in my dress
4) Continue to be, and learn to become more teachable
5) Be understanding, teachable, respectful and honoring to my parents as they hold me accountable as their sister in Christ, and continue teaching me as their daughter
6) Grow more deeply in the knowledge of Jesus and my God - Yhwh

Honestly, I don't want to come out o school as so many of the young Christians like me do - lack of believe and faith, pierced or tattooed, partiers, sexually and sensually tuned, (and my personal less than g rated comment) not virgins. And yes, I am an absolute suck-er for those really sappy, "I waited to kiss until I was married" amazing stories :-)

Perhaps as I take these first steps unto learning this trade, I'll become more of the woman God intended me to be - seeking holy, righteous, Truth-filled, pure beauty, which He created.


Laughing Lioness said...

beautiful post, Miss Alethia. You rock!

Alathea said...

Thanks dm :) I love your blog too! Although after being home schooled, it's hard to read more about homeschooling since I'm already doing the actual work - kwim??

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