Hello lovelies! Wishing that you're all happy and well! Are you going to RTX Austin? Have fun, be safe and stay hydrated if you are! You know I'll worry about you!
Just wanted to update you on some cool things happening with me. I've been working my butt off for the past year now as a professional fashion stylist and image consultant. It couldn't have been more of a contrast to my previous job at the Cancer Research charity, but still just as rewarding! Being able to dress people from all walks of life, from bohemian brides wanting a dress that's far from traditional, to young girls who are planning their prom outfits, to regular ladies looking for wardrobe updates, to wonderful men and ladies who are transformed from sometimes completely down about themselves to confident, happy and fashion-savvy! I've got to meet the most incredible people, talented designers and passionate fashionistas in my time here.
For all my hard work, I was recently promoted to manager too. It's been a crazy wonderful opportunity to do new things like make executive decisions in the company, but also be a mentor for fashion students and stylists. At first I felt like I was still the new girl, terrified by all these beautiful people but it's only since I've started training others that I see how far I've come. I'll be doing a lecture at a high school at some point next year too, which is a very scary but humbling concept. If this is what happens in a year, I can't wait to work another
Cool things on the horizon include training up stylists in a new pop up shop, having a large presence at a big music festival here, meeting more designers and many many fashion shows.
What I'm trying to say in a weird roundabout way (because I'm totally excited to tell you my news and have no chill) is that it really is worth figuring out your niche, and going with it. If you have a real passion, go for it. If you work on it hard enough, and long enough, it will pay off in the end. *giggidy* You might have to work for free (at first), work long hours (it could take years!), call in favours and such, but your passions will shine through. Someone will take notice.
To take a few words from folks I love: Stay determined! Keep Moving Forward.
PS: Also, quick shoutout to everyone who has commented on the last few journals. From my thoughts on relationships one: how are you all? Any updates? I hope you're all still ok! And the introductions journal: I hope you're all still around making the community a happy and active space! And to the rest of the community babes, please don't think I'm not around, I'm still lurking about trying to keep up to date with all of your news and sneaking the odd comment here and there.
PPS: Keep an eye on the fashion group, just about to put up my picks from the RT Sale going on right now any fashion questions? Keep 'em coming! PM me, I'm here to help!