Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Nothing scarier than the unknown...

I'm fast heading towards having to move out of my uni halls accommodation so I've been slowly sorting out my stuff. Today I threw out about 3, maybe 4 months worth of magazines (Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour...eeeep!) so my parents don't have a fit when they come and get my stuff. Magazines give an amazing work out for your arm muscles but I don't think they want that. Anyway, I wasn't as bothered about throwing them away as I thought I would be. More the amount of money I have been frittering away on magazines that I barely read. I have a few on subscription, they arrive and then sit there mostly unread or just flicked through for a little while. Those magazines just don't really interest me that much anymore.

As I'm heading into my final year at university my thoughts are going to what I want to do when I leave and I have a feeling that writing for a fashion magazine may not be exactly it. I'm a story teller, I like finding out about people and yeah fashion is interesting, sometimes. But mostly it doesn't ignite any kind of excitement at all. I'm all about the creativity, the crazy ideas, fashion as art more than just another LBD or Nautical/Riviera etc. I like new shoes or a pretty dress but could I write about that kind of thing? I don't know if I could.

One of my assignments this year was an investigative journalism piece, and that was far, far more interesting that some of the other fashion related assignments I've done. I hate when people ask what kind of job I want to do once I've finished, because honestly I don't really know. Plus I have this thing where if you really want something it doesn't happen, so it’s better to keep an open mind and just see what happens. It’s not that I don't have ambition just that I don't want to hope too much. All I can do is try and get as much experience as I can and with a bit of persistence hopefully it'll pay off. You can't predict the future. You can just about plan for it, some of it anyway. But really, it’s an unknown quantity. Anything can happen, and the past few weeks have shown me that.


  1. You should really sort out your grammar.

  2. @Anonymous - thanks for the tip.

  3. Ignore ****.

    You are pretty marvellous for not lying to yourself about the future. Good for you for keeping your options open and I think investigative journalism when done with integrity is one of the best jobs out there.

  4. Hmmm. Unnecessary comments much?!

    Rude readers aside, I totally hear you lovey. Don't let people try to pressure you into making a swift decision - you're right sometimes things come completely out of the blue. And there's no shame in changing your mind either!

    Claire @ Jazzpad




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