Still not completely over this weekend. It’s always super hard to come off vacation and hop back into work. As I sit at my desk, I start to think about my future and where I want to go from here. I am a year out of college, working a standard job (not in my field), using the weekends to fuel my passions. That is becoming boring. That is no longer enough.
When I graduated from college, I applied to every single PR agency in my area. I’m sure if you search “resume” in my email, the search result will kick back at least 100 emails almost begging for a chance. Needless to say, I got 100 “your portfolio is great, but we’re not hiring” bits & was forced like many other graduates to find random job to make ends meet. Honestly, though after coming back from NYC, I had a life epiphany. I’ve been a little too safe, too comfortable. In the midst of all the no’s in Atlanta, I kept getting notifications of places hiring in NYC and LA. I never applied because though obtaining a fashion/PR job in NYC or LA is literally everyone’s dream, it was actually, for me, terrifying…mainly because of some of the horror stories your hear about working in fashion, hours of slaving and no sleep – I am not the person to miss my sleep. I felt as though, If I applied I would get it (I landed all the internships I applied for up there), which would force me to figure things out too quickly and sometimes that freaks me out.
When I look back on it though, I feel like I missed what was supposed to my moment. But now, I’m in the place where I feel enough confidence in myself that I can make things work out…do and be exactly what I want. I’m going to try to no longer play it safe. I’m not 100% sure what the future holds for me, but what I do know is that I’m destined for greatness. Greatness, just takes time.
Photos by Sasha-Gay Trusty for What Demi Wore