A letter from a May 2015 Capri Cosmetology Learning Center Graduate to Everyone at Capri.
“I’m graduating today, and it’s very strange to say. If you would have asked me a year ago today where I thought I would be with my life, here and now would not have been the answer.
To be honest with everyone, before I came to Capri, I was a lost soul. I had suffered two horrendous break ups, the loss of my father and my great grandmother and quite literally hit rock bottom. I had no ambition to continue with my life. After all, when you are told most of your life that you amount to nothing (especially by educators), it is “nothing” you feel that you will be.
School was never an easy task for me. I was bullied, depressed, had my life threatened on several occasions and was eventually placed on homeschooling because they couldn’t relieve the problem, so before I came here, I was working in a hardware store, something I never want to do. Let’s be honest, me and power tools don’t mix. I was around a lot of men who couldn’t deal with my personality and did not want me around them. I finally had a muse or an angel whisper in my in my ear to come to Capri and the rest is history.
There are so many people here, who don’t realize they are angels to me and heroes because to be honest with you, you’ve saved my life in more than one way. You have been hands that have guided me to where I belong and smiles that made my days worth living. I felt like I made a new friend everyday and friends were never something that was easy to come by. I learned and I struggled and I struggled some more, but I never heard one word of discourage from anyone, ever. I only had a hand stretched out to lift me back up to where I belonged.
I fit in, I belong, I know who I am and if it weren’t for each of you I wouldn’t be where I am today. Never, ever feel discouraged, and if you do, know there is always a hand waiting to lift you back up again and know that if any of you feel there isn’t, that my hand will forever be extended to you, no matter where I am or where I go in this business. Each of you hold a dear place in my heart and I’ll never forget any of you.
I did this for me; I came here for me and remember that is why you are here to. Never take that away from yourself.
Shoot for the moon, kittens, if you miss, at least you’ll land among the stars.”
Believe in you, I do.