Cindy is a 24-year-old nail technician at the Front de Mer Beauté Spa in Hartenbos. With her passion for education, she plans on becoming a teacher and to travel around the world teaching the underprivileged. Born and bred in Mossel Bay, she started working in Hartenbos for a holiday job and hopes to study teaching in 2021.
“I’ve actually wasted a lot of my time, until now. Because I’ve done course upon course… I’ve studied at South Cape in George for admin. So I feel like I’ve wasted it a bit, because I actually should have studied education from the start, but I didn’t. I don’t know why. I feel like I’ve wasted all those years of my life.
“I want to apply to UNISA this year to study teaching, it’s one of the things that I’d really like to do. It’s my real career choice. So next year, it will be my first year.
“I was looking for work last year in November. I came here, and then they appointed me. It was just a holiday job. I had beauty training with Biosculpture. They appointed me and they said that they can see I’m good at doing nails, and they asked to stay on. And then I said yes, I’ll do it for the rest of the year, since I’ll be doing teaching next year.