Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Don't stop stop your dreaming, Let yourself float upon the notion we can work it out, we gonna work it out baby. Go ahead lose yourself inside this opportunity & we gonna make it right now, make it right now..

...so, it's been 2 months. I guess I...took the summer off?

Now that I'm back in Ottawa, I've been doing a lot of thinking. I imagine like many recent graduates, It's suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks that University is over. I have this BA(Hons) Fashion Journalism degree and no idea what to do with it. The last three years in London have been SO busy and purposeful. Being at LCF I got to meet some amazing people in the industry, work on some amazing projects and in the last year, focus on my final magazine which consumed me entirely for 8 months. Yes, it was bloody stressful and I basically didn't sleep for the entire time but I loved having that purpose. I've gone from living in Central London, being all busy & fashion-y & journalist-y (new words and I'm stickin' with 'em!) to living in the burbs in Ottawa, having nothing to do with fashion or writing at all. I'm just trying to figure out what to do and it's freaking me out! I hate having no purpose and I just feel like it would be so easy for me to be ambivalent and not take the risks that perhaps I should to further/start my career. Anyway that's just where my head's at. I think the first step is maybe getting to know the Ottawa fashion scene a bit better. I've been away for three years and the City is definitely becoming more fashionable, there's Ottawa Fashion Week now! I hope I'll be able to go to some shows and maybe that will give me the kickstart I need to end this bout of ennui and start heading in the right direction. Here's to new challenges and fab opportunities!! Anyone have any tips to help me with my lack of focus? Please comment!

On a related note: If anyone would like to offer me a fabulous fashion/beauty/lifestyle journalism/PR job in Ottawa or anywhere, that would really help with this whole identity crisis issue I'm having!

Speak soon (sooner than two months, I promise!)
Love Sophie xx