Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Capre Diem

Lately I have started to feel slightly bored, jaded and unenthusiastic about everything. I recently got a new job involved in fashion as a brand manager, which I do love. But I’m starting to get that feeling where I am living for the weekends. I’m sure this is normal for everyone in the working world but I’m the kind of person who needs to do something new and interesting to keep that sparkly smile in full view.

I wake up on a Monday through to Friday, not really looking forward to the daily routines. Yet I have no reason for why I’m feeling bored? I work in an office with really cool, vibrant and fashionable people, with a fashion room full of fabulous clothes and shoes. I go to awesome events and meet new people all the time yet it still doesn’t feel like enough. I am also incredibly envious of all my friends who are still currently studying.

Before I finished fashion school I promised I would do more in terms of fashion- make clothes, sell clothes, be trendy as well as follow my passion for photography, travel more and just do unplanned, spur of the moment stuff. It is now mid June and I haven’t done any of these things, okay maybe spur of the moment stuff. I am currently doing a Mac make up course, which I love, and glad I decided to do it. But from now, I have decided that I am going to start doing the things on a major long list of mine. I don’t want to be one of ‘those’ who look back one day, not really knowing what they did with their time.

I started lookbook a couple of weeks ago- basically you blog your daily style. I have a massive sub total of 3 looks, which have ‘0 HYPE’- which means in Facebook terms- no likes! This is awkward, so I might give up on that front. I also feel even more awkward posing in the photo by myself while a work colleague takes a quick snapshot before the boss sees me gawkily striking a ‘natural’ pose, with the background being my office park. I’m up against models wearing everything designer with the frikking Eiffel tower behind them or the incredible landscapes of Venice. So, maybe this isn’t entirely best suited for me.

I do enjoy documenting other people’s style, so I’m going to start taking weekly fashion pictures of the people in my office. I will be forcing them to up their game of coarse and will try find a better backdrop, I’m not promising anything but why not give it a shot (excuse the pun).

I am also going to start making clothes again. Yes, I said it. The girls in the office have been hucking me to make them skirts- they see my small collection I wear to work. They are simple and easy to make, and I have no excuse anymore not to do it.

I think its important to have goals in life, otherwise I think things get chaotic and boring- as weird as that sounds. How do you live with the chaos? You learn to embrace it I guess. It can be very difficult to stick to your goals and resolutions when life is so busy. I mean my plates are pretty full and yet I want to improve. But I guess that’s better than wasting time doing things that don’t make you particularly happy. Today, I start, doing more things that make me happy, blog- everyday, well almost everyday and start committing to more things. This is my new chapter, and I am looking forward to looking back and reading it one day.

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
- Sir Winston Churchill


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