2018/07/22

BLOGGING VS WORK


"Uni is the time you get to know yourself and discover what you truly want." Do you know how often I've heard that sentence in the past year? And even though I didn't really understand how a school could change me so much, I start to realise that it's not only the uni itself. It's everything that comes with it. Moving away, becoming independent, finding like-minded people, envisioning a career for yourself, ... The last one is a big one for me actually.

As you probably know if you've followed this blog for some time, studying Fashion Journalism in London was my biggest dream since the age of 10. And to be honest, it was my only one so far. When I first read the quota of international students that actually get in, I was pretty sure that I needed a plan B which at the time, freaked me out. Well, thank God, I didn't need one, because honestly, it's the only thing I'm not too bad at and can actually make into a profession.


Anyway, fast-forward 1 year, and here we are: I've got 3 internships and 1 job under my belt, all while absolving first year and (more or less) building up a social life. The thing for me is that I've never thought further than uni so if you'd ask me where I see myself 5 years from now, all I could tell you is with a bachelor in Fashion Journalism and that's about it. 

In general, I'm a very organised person. I like things to go by plan and I like to know what to expect. Well, the biggest lesson I've learnt so far is that you can't plan your life out to the fullest. There'll always be this little thing that goes differently, and who knows, it might lead you to even better things! 


After absolving my first year at uni in May, I got to work as Fashion Assistant at Paper Journal which was truly different to everything I've ever done before. Instead of being told about the industry, I actually got to meet people and get familiar with how things really work. 

And even though I love the job more than anything right now, it takes up most of my time and concentration which explains why there were so little posts these last weeks. Don't get me wrong, I still love my personal little gem but my priorities have switched to other things for now, which is why I decided to change things up a bit. 

I know that many people consider blogging to be just a little pastime, but it actually takes up so much time and needs dedication and passion and creativity to keep going. I don't really have that kind of time right now and even less dedication. I want my blog to be something I enjoy doing, a fun hobby, not another point on my always growing to-do list.

Therefore, I decided to change things up a bit. Instead of trying to post 4 times a week, I'll cut down to once a week (probably Sundays). I'm thinking of focusing on my little train of thought and lifestyle sections as those are the things I really enjoy writing about right now. 

This page is supposed to be a mirror for me. And, just as I evolved as a person, I want my blog to evolve, too. What's the saying again: "Without change, there's no growth." (Is that even how you say it?) - well, let's test that out!


Top Zara - Skirt Elizabetta Franchi - Sandals - Earrings Swarowski - Necklace Quiberon Street Market
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  1. This is an incredibly powerful post dear! I think it's very possible to have goals in mind and to have a vision of what you would like to be doing with your life in 5 years to come, however, it's impossible to really plan that time out! Things will take you as surprise and you will be forced to act in the moment or turn in a direction you never envisioned yourself going in. I think this is one of the beauties about life and one of the many reasons why it's important to stay open minded and live in the present. Best of luck with your years at uni. Whatever you choose to do with this blog will be the right decision, and more importantly, your decision! On another note, I love love love the top you are wearing and these photographs are beautiful. The one of you leaning over the fence/balcony should win an award. You capture such intrigue dear. I wish you the best week ahead!

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