Monday, July 20, 2009

The Devil is in the Details...

Have I mentioned on this blog that I am a licensed cosmetologist? Not a beautician, mind you...that title went out with blue rinses and roller sets...but a cosmetologist. I do not currently work as a cosmetologist...I still own a salon and I still maintain an active license but I do not work in the cosmetic industry anymore. I am way to busy running my photo studio and tending to my children!

With that said, when July rolls around every year it is time to renew my license. I keep my license current because if I should ever want to work again as a cosmetologist I don't want to have to pay more to become active and I definitely do not ever want to take my licensing exam again.

However, I have been so busy lately that I hadn't gotten around to taking my required 6 continuing education hours. Or should I say I have procrastinated like the devil to keep from having to sit through a 6 hour course or to read pages and pages of boring written material to take a test. So just for kicks today I decided to try to take the exam without reading the study material. Lo and behold the test was true or false. I shimmied through the questions by skimming and guessing really fast whether it sounded true or false. Voila' I recieved a passing 87 percent...not too shabby for not reading the study material and having been out of cosemtology school for 8 years and not having worked in the field for 2 years. I'm quite proud of myself...not so much for passing the test...but for saving myself 6 wasted hours and for not having procrastinated until July the 31st...like I did last year...

7 comments:

Terri / Alias, Gran said...

Way to go Jess! Sounds like you have mastered the art of test taking! Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Can you come help me???? I need 14 CEU's by Oct 31st...I've got some interesting topics to choose from (like extremely BORING!) and the tests take FOREVER!!!!

jparsley said...

I'm guessing your tests are not t/f and you can't randomly guess like I did????

Brooke said...

Good for you!

Sherri said...

Good for you! Girl you know I will be calling you soon for pictures! Miss Callie is due in just two weeks and Carson turns two on the 4th. We will probably just wait and do it all in one big setting! You know how exhausted I will be??!!! I can't wait!

Lesley said...

Don't be so modest! You are so smart - you don't even need to study! : )

Katie said...

sounds like a cosmotologist that KNOWS HER STUFF! Go girl! I need to schedule Jaxens 18 month pictures. That won't be until October 2nd...but that may be your fall break...so we may need to do the week before or something. Just let me know what you have available!