My fashion school journey
I have been always interested in fashion. I liked everything new and stylish since I was a kid. I remember buying clothes with my parents. Generally, the phrase: “You will be the first to wear it”, or “There is no similar piece in our city” would definitely make me want to have it.
Growing older I was learning fashion rules one by one:
- Open chest or mini skirt: should be something one;
- No more than 3 colors in one outfit;
- Classic purse and sports outfit doesn’t work together;
- Accessories and shoes should be in the same color.
And so on. Luckily, some of these rules do not apply anymore in modern fashion. However, I had the basic knowledge of fashion and good style which I could use sometimes unconsciously.
From my very young years, I remember that many people around me were asking me for a fashion advice. They asked my opinion on their outfit and I felt happy to be helpful. I did all that without any background education about fashion. I just did how I felt it.
However, since a few months ago (after starting this blog and searching for my niche) I’ve started thinking about fashion more and more. First, I took a course on how to style your own outfit in order to look good every day and never have a morning problem called: nothing to wear. It was such a pleasure to participate in the course. I cannot say that I have learned so many new things, but I have definitely gained consciousness of my style. Now I can explain to myself why I choose one or another outfit with very basic rules.
Today, I have applied for a course of a professional image consultant, personal stylist, and personal shopper. Yay! This is so exciting for me. I can’t wait to learn all of the insights of a fashion industry.
Why am I telling you this?
I believe that you also have a dream. And maybe you also feel frightened about making it come true, or you are afraid of changes. From my side, I can tell that everything you want you can achieve! You just need to believe in yourself.
Nope. That’s a lie. Believing in yourself is important, but it is not enough.
Then what is it you need?
What is behind the scenes of achieving your dream?
You probably have a bunch of dreams that seem so achievable. You want to make everything come true but you don’t know where to start. Before you actually start something, read the list of “ugly” and completely non-romantic questions you need to ask yourself.
#1 This might be the case that you are passionate about several things. Or there are more than one things you need to solve. So, first of all, analyze your abilities. Or analyze all of the chances you have, or you might have. Analyze your interest in it and the interest of the people around you. How much do you want it?
What I mean here is, don’t lie to yourself. You need to consider all the possibilities you have and pick the best one. Are you good at sports or cooking? Do you dream about a house or a constant traveling? Different aims require different inputs. If someone tells you “I quit my job and became a successful travel blogger in one month”, don’t take this for granted. Consider your abilities and compare them. Maybe it will take you longer than that of the above blogger. And you will need to be ready for all of the obstacles in order to accomplish what you have started.
#2 Consider the financial side of your passion. Is it costly to achieve what you want? Will you have any return from that? Of course, some may be doing it for their soul as a hobby or something else. I believe that in a modern world you should consider the financial side of almost everything you start. I mean, think of it as of an investment (see how to invest in yourself here). Your dreams probably shouldn’t leave you broke.
#3 Is it really something that you want to waste your time on? Whatever you want to achieve or consider to be your goal it will take a certain period of time. It will require you to work on that. So compare your possibilities and chances to give up on something else in order to achieve your new goal.
It is often the case, that in order to gain what you want, you need to change your lifestyle. Remember your school years. When the exam is approaching, you give up on hanging out with friends or cut your time of watching TV for preparing for the exam. Adults’ goals are the same. You can’t burn all 4 fire tops at the same time (see what I am talking about here).
#4 Make a plan. As the businessman makes a full plan for his new project you should make a plan of achieving a new goal or a new dream. The plan should be as full as possible. Write down everything you know: where to start, the obstacles you might face, how you can avoid them, payment plan (if necessary) and so on. Remember to put certain time limits for every stage.
Having a well-organized plan is your number one tool in achieving everything you want. First of all, it gives you a certain understanding of every step you need to take, of all the requirements, and costs which might appear. Second, it prevents you from giving up. You know the goal, you see your plan and understand the process, thus, there is less chance you will give up in the middle of the road.
“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams” D. Bailey
A dream is something romantic that fulfills our lives with joy, hope, and passion. You live to make your dreams come true. In order to succeed in it, you need to analyze them with your pink glasses off. Look at them with a clear mind and find a way to achieve them. Having a dream is good. Understanding what will it take you to make your dream come true is better!