You know what I find challenging?
Being introvert and highly sensitive while studying to become a hairdresser. It makes it so darn hard to find a salon where I can do my friday internship this term, since you really feel the atmosphere, and if something is a bit unpleasant you can’t help but notice it, which kind of makes it impossible to stay there when you truly feel it isn’t the place for you…
Sometimes I wish I didn’t feel as much as I do. Things, as described, would be much less complicated if I didn’t. And I am not the kind of person who can neglect my feelings and just keep going. I can’t just grit my teeth and get it over with, like so many people seem to be able to. Mental health is just too important to me to. And time is worh so much more than money.
I knew I would find this education challenging, since I know I’m very introverted and the hairdresser carreer is all about extraversion. And naturally, people are assuming that one just loves being part of – let’s say – a huge fair for hairdressers, where there are hundereds of things going on and so many people working. Well, that is a nightmare to me, to tell you the truth.
I’m trying to keep myself motivated by telling myself that I’m needed in the buisness – that not everyone wants to go to the most modern and hip salons with an abundance of luxuries. No, perhaps some people like the smaller, more quiet ones, and it is in a salon like that that I’d like to work. Not full time, mind you, I would never give up my medieval-times-related job!
Even if I’m quite out of energy at the moment, creativity and inspiration’s still raging and I’m really excited to try out making a 1930’s inspired hairstyle on my sister which I will use when I take the end of School Exam this december. I think she’ll look gorgeous in it… Definately want to upload some photos of it, if I manage to complete it at home, but it won’t happen for a while I’m afraid – got some things to buy first since I can’t borrow everything from school.
Well, this post is spinning completely out of control now. I wasn’t even meant to write about school, but of my favourite fall books! Or just, well, my favourite books haha… Here I’ve collected my favourites, and several of them have a really fitting feel for autumn, if you ask me…
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit (let’s face it, they are always fitting no matter what season)
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Rúiz Zafón – this one is kind of melancholic, poetic and just incredibly beautiful, and the cover is just screaming ‘AUTUMN’ if you ask me. This one I’d say is the one that gives you the best autumn-vibes!
- The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. It is a story in a story – we start in the present and the main character starts to tell the story of his life and how he came to end up where he is (we’re still waiting for the third and last part of the trilogy to come). The present is – if I remember correctly – taking place in late summer or early fall, for I distinctly remember the main character talking about cider and making cider, which I’d say you do during the harvest…
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – I’ve chosen Azkaban only because it fit best into the picture – really, every HP books is fitting for fall/autumn I think, since there’s always a Halloween feast (and LOTS of other awesome things of course!) and always the famous “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” – quote to loose yourself in 😉
Do you have a book which you find especially fitting to read during the fall? I’d gladly listen to some of your tips!
(P.S I’ve kind of cheated with autumn by drinking loads of tea, listening to autumny music (Roo Panes, piano music – it’s comparable to the sound of raindrops I think) and eating cacao-dipped dates (YUM!). Seriously considering to already go get myself some cider this weekend so I can drink hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks and vanilla in the light of candles… but I’ll do my best to contain myself.
Wishing you all a lovely, lovely week. Take care of yourselves.