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Week 11: Getting Ready for My Exam

by A'Kia Warrior | April 11, 2016 | Bookmark +

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say there is a time where things can just become overwhelming. I know my schedule to get through nail school is hectic, but it hit me this week like a ton of bricks. I found myself not as motivated to be productive, which I felt guilty about initially. But after thinking about it I realized that I should allow myself that. I've been running on pure drive and motivation to make a better way for my family--I didn't realize how it was really affecting me. None of this is any good if I run myself into the ground trying to get there. The good part is that by the end of the week I snapped back to normal and Saturday was a productive day!

This was another week of studying for my progressive exam, and I will take the test next week. Nervous doesn't even begin to explain how I feel, but I strive for excellence so nothing but an "A" will do. It is a beautiful sight to look at my progress and see those high scores--I have to give myself a pat on the back! You would too, right? I'm anxious for next week to come so I can get it over with. I'll bet you can't wait to see how it turned out too!

I took some time out this week to chat with someone who has expertise in sales and marketing. We talked about branding, how to separate myself from the rest of the pack, and how to make this bigger than my wildest dreams. I cannot share it all but just know there will be some exciting things coming from me as I progress. And those thoughts and ideas don't start at the day I become licensed; it started before my first day of class back in January. I have had to make some adjustments to my strategy but it's only going to get me closer to what I have to get done. I am beyond excited and I hope that once my days as a student are over I can continue to share my journey.

So going into week 12 I have a lot on my list to get done. The exam is the biggest thing but I am also going to learn more technique, start learning about product chemistry, and so many other things. I can only hope that next week is much better and I don't get the down and out blues. That doesn't even sound like me--I know I won't! I am not on this roller coaster alone!


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