Monday, 9 January 2012
At this time in my life, I'm actually finding it hard to make some quite important decisions based on my future. I'm a 16 year old girl who has a big love for fashion and as cliche as that sounds, it's true. I've always been focused on a career pathway into the fashion industry and in all honesty is a massive dream of mine. It's not like maybe other girls who say one day, "Oh, I want to be a fashion designer!". I know all too well that it's not that easy, trust me, the amount of times I have been told that the fashion industry is extremely hard to break into. And I know that, I get that. But I think that if you want something bad enough and strive to achieve your goals, then someday you will get there!
In September this year, I'll be going to college and I have a few ideas of what I would like to study, except I'm still not entirely sure. It's between taking a Vocational course which would be Fashion and Clothing and then potentially one a-level beside that, or taking 3 a-levels, non fashion related, without doing a vocational subject. The vocational fashion and clothing course sounds really interesting with lots of opportunities, but the only reason why I'm doubtful of choosing this straight away is because I'm still not sure on what I want to do in the future and what career path I want to take. I don't particularly want to be a massive designer name in the industry, I mean, obviously that would be amazing ha! But I want to think about realistic goals, maybe eventually gaining a job in a magazine, writing or even starting out my own business. Another thing I've been thinking about is stability and how long would I have a job in fashion for, compared to maybe a teacher.
I've recently been looking into lcf - London college of fashion, as a potential university in a few years to come after college. Not entirely sure what I would like to specialise in yet, but maybe things will come into perspective later on.
My main issue at the moment is deciding on what I would need to take for whatever pathway I want to go into and ultimately deciding on a job that I want to work towards. I've been thinking what other more realistic jobs I would like instead of going into fashion, but honestly, there isn't anything else I'm really as passionate about. Being a primary school teacher has been something I've been looking at, but I always just get drawn back to the fashion side of things. Does this say something?!
Does anyone have any help/advice that might help me in deciding on college/university/my future or what career path to go down? Would be really appreciated! :)