Ever since I graduated university 2 years ago, I have been on the hunt for a fashion job which I’d hope I would get straight out of uni. Turns out, its not as easy as you think it is. Theres always hundreds of other people also trying to get that fashion job straight out of uni. It has to be said, It hasn’t been easy finding a proper fashion job. I have been through a lot of applying, interviews, turn down emails…the whole lot and honestly, its so incredibly draining. You spend 3 years at uni, studying hard to have a degree which technically should help you to get a better job, yet you come out of uni struggling to find anywhere that will give you your big break.
I realised very quickly that I wasn’t going to get the big fashion job I had hoped for and began working in retail which I hoped would only be temporary. Two years down the line and I am still there. Not for much longer though. I took the job in retail purely because it was still fashion based and would still be worthy of being on my CV. Knowing a brand and how they convey themselves to be in store and the type of customer they have can be very useful for future opportunities.
One of the things I have learnt over the last few years is that I need to be challenged otherwise I can very easily get lazy and have a little bit of a ‘I don’t care’ attitude. That might have been because working in retail really wasn’t for me. It has made me realised that whilst I haven’t been challenged over the last 2 years, I have fallen straight back into my comfort zone. The cosy being at home life where you have no worries and you have a pretty easy job. I have kind of got myself stuck in my own little bubble that just feels comfortable being at home when actually I don’t want to be stuck at home doing an easy job which I don’t really like that much. I want to be doing a fashion job I have dreamed of and be learning more and more every single day.
After 2 years of retail, I am happy to say…I am finally leaving retail and going to work in London for an amazing company. I still haven’t got my head around the fact that I am actually leaving retail. I thought it would never happen.
This is the start of my fashion career and its honestly the biggest leap ever. I have so many emotions about this situation and I still cant get my head around it. I would lying if I said I wasn’t terrified and that I hadn’t cried at least 3 times. Its not an I don’t want to do this kinda cry, its a I’m so nervous and anxious because this is so new and so far out of my comfort zone kinda cry. I have to give myself little pep talks to just remind myself how good this is for me and how amazing its going to be. Im obviously very excited which over rules most of the anxiety. I think whats made it worse for myself…or maybe its a good thing…is that its been a really quick turn around. Within in 2 days of getting the job, I had to hand in my notice and within a week I will have a new job and be working in London. I haven’t had time to adjust but maybe it is a good thing and its what I needed, rather than over thinking it for however long.
I am very excited to finally have my big break and be able to start my fashion career. The career that I dreamed of when I was little. It has come at the most perfect time and Its a time when I felt like I needed this and needed a fresh start. On top of that, I hit 10K on instagram which is insane. I cant believe that one either. Its been a crazy last few days but I’m just riding the wave and seeing where it takes me.