Wow, it’s been awhile since my last blog post. 2018 has been extremely hectic, but I’m back and thought to share a quick update about what has been happening in my life and the changes that took place.
I’m sure most of you have noticed that I’m no longer as active on social media as before. I’m pretty sure you’ve also seen that I’m back in the design industry and no longer working in fashion at Fairlady.
I started blogging just before I started my 6 month journey at Fairlady magazine. I got an opportunity to work as a fashion assistant and thought to give it a go. I then left my job as a Junior Graphic Designer and started my new venture in the fashion/media industry.
As mentioned before, this was only a 6 month contract, but I went with it anyway, mostly for the experience, and also hoping it would bring me more opportunities in the fashion industry. After working a few months, I was so amazed by the lifestyle, but simultaneously, I suffered major anxiety.
Attending exclusive events and mingling with our local celebs was part of my job, and it became very overwhelming. There were numerous occasions where I felt like an outsider, but at the same time really loved the fashion side to it and felt “at home”. Everything was always about “image” and “cliques” and it became exhausting.
Something I also couldn’t help but notice, was how bitchy and pretentious some people in the industry were. Don’t get me wrong , there were a few genuine souls whom I met along the way, which made events a bit more pleasant. I also thoroughly enjoyed being on-set for fashion shoots, attending fashion shows, styling and assisting with trend research.
Long story short - my contract ended and I now run the design department at a signage company. I also have my own "little baby" called T-on-Trend Designs, which keeps me busy throughout the year. I had a lot of time on my hands while working at Fairlady, but that completely changed after I left, which is why I’ve been so quiet.
Besides adapting to my new job, I also suffered extreme heartache after my grandmother's sudden passing. This was a complete shocker and I just needed some time and space to clear my head.
2018 has been one of the most challenging years for me, both mentally and emotionally, but through challenges we grow.
I’m so excited to see what 2019 brings and truly believe that everything happens for a reason. We are meant to go through certain life experiences in order to learn and grow. We are faced with many challenges throughout life, but we need to remind ourselves that this too shall pass and better things are yet to come. Change can sometimes feel very overwhelming, but what is life without change right?
I hope you all had an amaaaazing start to 2019 and may all your dreams and goals that you set aside for this year come true!
Sending Love and Light your way xx