Get To Know: Kahin Amedy
Hello loves, my name is Kahin Amedy. I'm a 21-year-old female living in Nashville, TN. I'm the youngest of 8. I grew up living in a full house with 3 brothers & 4 sisters. Growing up my parents never pushed my siblings to go to college right after high school and they didn't until later on in life. I was actually the first in my family to attend a university. I thought I had my life planned out. I thought I would attend and finish school and get my degree in nursing. It wasn't until a year ago I had absolutely no idea what I really wanted to do with my life. I was depressed and scared. Scared to tell my parents I no longer wanted to attend school and depressed because I didn't want to have an average job making average money. Nursing wasn't something I was passionate about, it was something I wanted to do because my parents wanted it. I love my parents with all my heart but I'm not living my life for them. It's my life. I knew what I was passionate about all along but didn't start working towards it because I would be seen as a failure to my family. It wasn't up until January I decided to pursue my career in the beauty industry on Instagram. It took me 3 months to be consistent with it but now that I finally am, I'm so incredibly happy. I am not licensed but I don't have to be. I have been getting opportunities from makeup brands that I had no idea even recognized me, and this is only the start. I eventually told my parents I'm not attending school and they were extremely disappointed. I want to prove to them that the ideal careers aren't the only careers that can be successful. I want to prove to everybody that has ever laughed at me for wanting to pursue this career, & I will. If you're passionate about something you'll work every day and every night to achieve your goal. Stop living your lives for other people and start living your life for yourself.