There’s something a little different on the blog today. No fashion, no beauty, no luxuries… Just a little life update for you all. I don’t think I have ever written a blog that is just about life, so here goes…
The reason I decided to give you guys a life update is because I am currently about to make a huge change in my life. One that I think you will all be interested in and one that I am extremely excited by.
THE BIG CHANGE
After much deliberation and consideration, I have decided to leave my job of six years, one that as I blogger has always been my job. I am a teacher at a College for those of you who don’t know, but since starting this blog, another passion has ignited inside of me. I absolutely love teaching and I’m sure I will come back to it at a later stage in my life. However, for now I am plunging into a new career.
I’m not going to lie to you and say that it’s always been fashion for me. I look back at photo’s of me in year 7 & 8 and realise that I definitely had no sense of style! I was obsessed with horses and every penny of pocket money, any gift for Christmas/Birthday’s was always on my horses.
My family said I was very particular when I was little though, only wearing dresses and it was a big no-no if I didn’t have the matching socks for my dress… So perhaps the style just got lost for a few years in between?
WHAT AM I DOING?
With teaching, you need to give a whole terms notice, a notice period that many amazing jobs/opportunities won’t wait for. I therefore made the brave decision to hand my notice in in April… with no job lined up!
I’ll admit that I was a little naive. I’ve always found it quite easy to find jobs and so I was expecting this to be no different. I know how hard-working I am, I know that I am a good employee and I just didn’t really think past that! I forgot that this was something completely new for me, something I have little experience in and no qualification.
So you may be wondering what the big change is? I have decided to go into fashion/beauty buying, something that’s always been really interesting to me and something that excites me. My friends in the fashion industry have always said that they think I would make a good buyer and so, for the last couple of years, this desire has been burning inside me to at least give this a shot.
Ed and I want to buy a house ASAP and so now seems like the perfect timing, due to the college only being Part-Time and also not having a mortgage to worry about while changing careers.
As I mentioned earlier, I had underestimated how hard this industry is to get into. Hands down to you if you are in this industry because… WOW! I wasn’t even getting interviews, not even being given the chance to show them how much I wanted this and how hard I would work. Not to sound like I’m blowing my own trumpet, but I know that I will make a great member of the team because this is what I want and what I’m passionate about. I know they would not regret the choice to take a risk with me!
The CV was just not cutting it, I had no buying experience and no fashion degree. These jobs are highly sought after. There must be hundreds of applicants that want the same job, with much better credentials.
Luckily for me, I had a friend in the know. She managed to put a good word in for me and a company have given me an internship to get my foot in the door – something I am truly grateful for. I start this month and I am so excited!!!
An internship does make me feel like a teen again. It will certainly be interesting for a month with no income… I am a shopaholic after all! This is something I’m willing to sacrifice though for an amazing opportunity. So here’s to new beginnings. I thought I would share this new chapter with you all as there will no doubt be some changes. Be prepared for some student budget blogs for a month… but don’t worry, I still have this months pay-cheque 😉
Wish me luck!