I went to the BEST hair salon today in my hometown. My hairdresser and I had this 30 minute heart-to-heart on how I should travel when I’m young and experience all the culture I can before I start my career, get married, or have kids. He was from Cuba and said he went to school for business because his parents forced him to. Then, when he graduated, he handed them his diploma and said, “now I’m going to do what I want to do.”
He travelled all over the world, cutting and styling hair – perfecting his trade. He finally came to Canada (not knowing a word of English) and started his own business. Now he’s incredibly happy and loves what he does and the people he works with.
What an inspiration.
He told me about his adventures of spending an entire year in Paris, a year in Spain, and…practically every where else.
He’s been everywhere in the world EXCEPT Asia, and is forcing me to go to “live it up for the both of us” since he’s settled down in his career. He told me the next time I come back, I better have pictures to show him.
I love talking to people like him. They have such a passion for life and they let young people like myself know that there’s an entire WORLD outside this small town. That there’s more than ONE option – whether it comes to a career or where you should settle down. It’s a good reminder ’cause there’s a lot of young adults who come from a small town (like myself) and only see one pathway to success and I for one DO NOT want to be blind to the opportunities that present itself… especially if it’s an opportunity to travel.
Here’s the hair he did for me! 🙂