I’m right in the middle of the process and I’m – like many other AS level students out there – feeling very overwhelmed. I’ve got all these ideas rushing through my head of all the dream jobs and careers I’d love to head in the nearby future but then you’ve got to step back and get back to reality. What is actually possible? What am I capable of? How much do I really want this?
The dream job for me would be to be a fashion journalist, critique, designer and magazine editor. However I’m sure as you read that you rolled your eyes and thought I’m completely contradicting myself and well… I am. I still don’t know what I want and time’s slipping through my fingers rapidly. I’d love to be part of the fashion industry but what specialist sector is what I’ll decide later. I think that’s the best way to start, what idustry to you want to go in? Then think: what makes you happy? What do you want out of your career?
I personally find that money is a huge motivator for me as I grew up struggling and I’m not prepared to live my whole life like it. There’s so much I want to do and have throughout my life and nothing comes free nor very cheap. I’m good at writing, photography, being creative and I’m opinionated so I think I’d fit nicely into the fashion industry but it’s mega competetive. Am I ready for that?
I’m very determined and when I set a target I’ll try my upmost best to get there but then I think… is that good enough? So as you can see, I’m forever doubting myself and so then it springs to mind that I just throw myself at a fashion related course and make diversions from there.
I’ve found a fashion journalism and marketing course but it’s at a university I don’t feel is very highly accredited. Another university is simply fashion journalism but writing about everything can lead me into all different sorts of sectors and gives me a chance to try new things and write about them which, to begin with, sounds like a great start to me.
For now though, I need to stop worrying about the future and concentrate on the present. I won’t get anywhere if I fall at the first hurdle.