I feel so impassioned today and excited to write. My head is buzzing full of ideas and I actually feel really positive which sadly, does feel like a rarity when it comes to my confidence, so I’m going to try my best to harness this energy and make the most out of it! I even sent off a pitch to a publication I dream of writing for and I have to say, I’m not even sure if I recognise the person who did that!
I definitely owe part of this creative spur to the ‘Finding Your Passion’ panel that I attended by Pepper Your Talk on Tuesday evening. If you didn’t know, I’m a contributing writer to the website which is all about empowering graduates working in the fashion industry. I recently interviewed the wonderful Fabi Burnett (Graphic designer at Missguided) and the brilliant Billie Bhatia (Stylist writer, former Elle) and got the deets on their career journeys and got them to give some amazing advice for anyone looking to follow in their paths.
It was such a wonderful panel, filled with women who I really admire in the industry. Georgiana Huddart, co-founder of Hunza G was there – a swimwear brand that I am downright obsessed with. I also loved hearing Funmi Fetto speak, the Contributing Beauty Editor at British Vogue who spoke really passionately and I loved hearing her story.
I’ve been having a bit of a hard time recently trying to decide how I want my blog and journalism work to differentiate. The truth is, that ultimately the only way to get ahead is to try different things and experiment, there’s always room to alternate, maneuver and try an alternative route. What’s most important is that you just START. I’ve never wanted to come into the blogging space with the aspiration of becoming an ‘influencer’, something that I try to remind myself of when I start to feel anxious and overwhelmed by social media. At the same time, I do want to make a career and business from my blog but would much rather define myself as a ‘content creator’ and ‘blogger’. I suppose, after all, it all depends on what meaning you put on the word as to how you feel about it. I don’t see ‘blogger’ as a dirty word when I look to all the women around me in this industry that I admire, but it’s also important to pursue your passions outside of just ‘blogging’ as it’s those creative endeavors that make you who you are and what you uniquely have to offer in this space. Ultimately, I love what goes into creating content: writing, styling, photography, videography, digital marketing. It’s important to pursue your interests to unearth your passions.
“It doesn’t matter where you start. Only that you begin” – Robin Sharma
In other news, I have discovered some amazing new podcasts recently, read some really inspiring articles and books that have made me evaluate some of my own personal situations and strive to take the necessary steps to improve those areas of my life. I’ll be featuring them all in next month’s newsletter so make sure you sign up here if you’re interested! You can get a flavor of what to expect by taking a peek at last months newsletter here.