Work smarter, not harder

Good evening my whimsical workaholics, 

I have been thinking a lot since the Christmas break about future post ideas and where I want to take my blog in 2016. I still have to pinch myself that I have so many of you wonderful people who follow the ramblings of my overexcited brain every week but to repay you I want to make sure you are enjoying the content and any recommendations about topics you would like me to cover would be received with open arms. These brainstorming sessions have proved fruitful and inspiring and I cannot wait to share them with you over the next few months. 

  

(Image courtesy of Google images)

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, from a young age I have always had a passion for fashion and I always dreamed of turning that passion into my profession. As a teenager at school, whenever I saw pictures of the highly anticipated shows at the current fashion capitals location whether it be in Paris, Milan or London, I loved going off into my own little world armed with my notepad and pen, writing my own review of the shows, imagining I was sitting there on the front row watching the models sashaying down the runway in front of me. 

Although I didn’t manage to get into the university I wanted so desperately to be accepted into, I never lost my ambition or love of fashion journalism.I am a huge believer in fate and after deciding to take a year out to work with the hope of reapplying the following year, I started working in the Oil and Gas industry. 

Fast forward eleven years and I can still say with every ounce of my being I LOVE what I do. I have been lucky enough to have been able to travel to many far flung places around the world – ( what other 21 year old can say they worked and lived in Uganda for three months and South Africa for two years following that). The sense of achievement and happiness I get after completing a project or seeing the floating production subsea vessel set sail has not waned at all and I still feel as though I have so much to learn within the industry. 

I am also a huge believer that as human beings we were put on this earth to continuously evolve and push ourselves out of our comfort zones. Last year I was esctatic to receive my QCF qualification certificate that I started back in 2014 which has broadened my knowledge within my discipline at work. It was tough to complete on top of my day to day job, training for a triathlon and writing this blog each week but I am conscientious and will always aspire to give my all to every task I set myself. 

What I have really learned however as I get older is that you are never too old to follow your dreams. Even if you are 30 or 40 and unhappy in your chosen career or just need a creative outlet on the side there really is nothing stopping you from going out and doing it. I will shyly admit you that I was petrified to start my blog as I was worried no one was going read it or that I wasn’t educated enough in the field to contribute but a year in, it seriously is my best achievement in my working life to date. It has been such a purgative experience for me writing each week sharing my opinion of what works for me in my wardrobe or in life in the hope it can also inspire you to find your “look” or “way”. It really isn’t about the follower stats for me, it is about doing something that is part of ME and makes me happy.What is to stop you from waking up tomorrow and saying to yourself “today is the beginning of the rest of my life” 

Reach for the stars đŸ˜€

  
Until next week, take care

Keya X

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