Here it is, 2020… And didn’t that creep up on us fast? Since 2018, 2020 has been a year of dread for me. Not in a super terrible way with one of those horrible gut feelings, it’s just because this year is going to be huge for me. The year of the graduation. Gulp. My degree has been a tough road and I’m just one of the many that has suffered in my time here from stress, anxiety and self-doubt – but it’s just one of those things that comes with the territory and I haven’t been alone in it. Fashion is hard and competitive, and I know that and am used to that – but along with the uni stress came a lot of change in my life in 2014, and that was the most difficult. I said goodbye to people who were once extremely important to me and had massive impacts on my life, I sacrificed it all in the name of fashion – and in 2015, those sacrifices are just going to keep on coming. Scary, huh?
Say goodbye to the ‘social life’
We all do it. We all say ‘that’s it, I’m hibernating, I have too much to do’ and then find ourselves in the local nightclub down the road on a Thursday night getting wasted on £1 drinks because ‘I can always do it tomorrow, I won’t be hungover, it’s fine!’ – but no more. 2020 is my last shot at being the best me I can be work-wise and I’m ready for the challenge! FMP, come at me! Not only is uni my biggest priority now, but my favourite hobby being my blog and caring so much about it, my drive to push it further and further for 2015 is huge, so I’m excited to see all the things I can do in the next 12 months on The Fashion Wonderland.
Healthy life, happy life
In my little, wonderful friendship circle it’s a well-known fact that I do too much and get a tad (and by that I mean huge amounts) irate when schedules aren’t going my way and things aren’t done when I want them to be. I’m a stressy person, but I have good work ethics and that’s something that I’m proud of. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I’ll put 100% whether I’m being paid or not and everything has to go smoothly. Basically, I need to chill out. I’ve not been looking after myself much lately as I’ve been super busy, especially with uni work and sleeping and eating well had to take a step back, while all-nighters and Dominos took a step forward. This has had a huge effect on my health recently and I’ve been suffering exhaustion and major anxiety which has made me so ill, so a retreat is needed. From now on, it’s eating well, scheduling better, and taking a moment for myself when I need it.
Save, save, save
This year I better hope to win the lottery. It’s going to be an expensive one! Not only is my FMP going to be excruciatingly expensive as I have to pay out for my collection to be made as well as buying the fabrics which doesn’t come cheap, my last few months in my current flat are looming, and Annabel and I are hoping to move into somewhere new to call home for our new lives as graduates! Exciting and scary! Must remind myself I have plenty of lovely clothes, and must not feed my Ray-Ban Sunglasses obsession…
The ‘grown up’ job
Soon, the ‘grown up’ job search will begin and hopefully, i’ll officially be a 9-5er (or whatever, you know what I mean)… I loved my time in industry, so this is really exciting – the first step in my career! It’s something I’ve been working towards for over 5 years now and the time is finally near! Fingers crossed for the perfect graduate job – eek!
Happy New Year guys! I hope 2015 brings you all the things you deserve, and I hope you send 2014 out with a bang – whether your idea of the perfect night be chilling with Netflix or popping bottles!