Today I went back to school, well Uni at least to give a careers speech to 2nd year students on my career to date! Quite a bizarre experience thinking back on what I have achieved since i left uni, 7 years ago! I was also quite sad when i realised it had been that long. It’s funny when you actually look back on where you started and it makes you realise how much you have achieved. It is both humbling and motivating to keep on working, tirelessly, to achieve all my dreams.
I was the 3rd and final speaker today and after I sped read, I was quite nervous at the thought of speaking to 140 students and was slightly relieved when they all didn’t turn up. I showed them examples of my styling work and vintage boutique website there was a chance to ask us all some questions.
“When I graduated I felt lost and frustrated all at the same time”
It was an honour to be asked to take part in today’s event and it made me think about how much I would have enjoyed this session when I was at uni. When I graduated I felt lost and frustrated all at the same time. I knew I wanted to be a stylist, that I would relocate anywhere for the right job & that I would try my hardest but the biggest hurdle I faced was where to start! Naturally I decided to go travelling, why not hey I was young, free and loved travelling. After a year on the road my career really began.
“signed as a stylist and had my first PAID job”