Do what you love, love what you do
Growing up, I was always very set in what I wanted to do. For me, it wasn’t about just getting a degree and straight into a job that I knew was going to earn me a lot of money. Happiness was and always will be my priority.
I knew I wanted to work in fashion and wouldn’t settle for anything less. I studied Fashion Marketing at the University of Southampton and have worked in various roles in fashion ever since.
My advice and experience in preparing for and entering the fashion industry is a whole other ball game so keep your eyes peeled for a separate post on this.
Back to happiness – I read a quote recently that said ‘Happiness comes from within, and it is entirely up to you to create your own’. Whilst I agree it does come from within, happiness also comes from many other aspects in your life such as the environment you live in, factors affecting your life and the people you surround yourself with.
I have been lucky, in that I have lived a happy, healthy and comfortable life thus far. It is so good to say it and to realize how happy I actually am right now (Contrary to how I look in my photos, which my mum keeps telling me to smile in haha!)
However coming into 2016, there was a little fire in my belly that said ‘I want more’. Something inside of me just made me feel super motivated and positive about life and my goals.
I want to make this year the best yet. And every year after that even better. The only way to do that is to strive to do things that make you happy.
Setting yourself goals is a great way to motivate yourself and help monitor your achievements. It can be something so small like ‘grow my hair longer’ to ‘run a marathon’, but it just makes you feel so good when you achieve that goal.
My main goal for 2016 was to start focusing on something I love – fashion blogging.
I started my blog on February 15th 2016 and am so excited at how it has grown in a short period of time and what the future will bring.
I think starting a blog can take a lot of courage. There is no question that you will be judged – positively or negatively, people will have their opinions.
Blogging is one of those things that a lot of people don’t understand, so many friends and family have asked what it is and what’s the point?
The point is I love fashion and blogging is a way for me to channel that love and passion and it makes me happy. Simples.
Work hard, play hard and chase those dreams.
Silver bomber jacket: Miss Pap
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White ribbed jumper: Missguided (sold out)
Blush slinky culottes: Missguided
Nude chain stiletto heels: Missguided
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