like I’ve always said….
“Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.”
dreamy, lazy Sundays.
“Let’s stop being tired all the time. Let’s limit the hours we spend on our computer. Let’s start being friendly in public and stop hiding behind our phones. Let’s stop morphing into a generation that has lost its ability to focus. Let’s stop sleeping so late. Let’s stop guzzling down all this sugar. Let’s stop punishing our body with caffeine for not performing efficiently the next morning because we exhaust it the night before. Let’s fill our days so we’re actually tired at night. Let’s get 15 minutes of Vitamin D everyday. Let’s not just look good in our clothes, let’s look good naked. Let’s have more friends than online accounts. Love your life. Love your body. Sweat. Stretch. Stand up straight.”
I think I decided the day I got the offer from my company, in fact I think I’m still deciding (luckily I’m with an amazing company that gives us that room to grow/change).
Before I was here I was at Harpers Bazaar and I had no idea which direction I wanted to take- I applied for jobs in fashion, media, press and at a few record labels. I even considered starting up an e-bakery. Get involved now while you have the freedom and flexibility: travel, intern intern and then intern some more: I worked at a showroom, as a brand ambassador for BCBG, with a start-up site similar to Shop Bop, I was editor in chief of an awesome fashion magazine in college, I spent every summer in New York…I stayed really busy: all of these experiences taught me so much about what I wanted, but more importantly what I didn’t want and what kind of lifestyle I valued.
It wasn’t easy or simple: there were a lot of tears along the way, homesickness, a lack of understanding from parents, I was dirt poor (NY will do this), and just generally worn down but it was (definitely) worth it. Put yourself out there and if an opportunity or position doesn’t exist- find a person or company that will let you create it. You’ve still got so much time to decide, don’t make up your mind just yet or feel like you need to know what’s over the hill that is graduation (if you’re anything like me than this last bit will fall on deaf ears.) Spoiler alert: no one really knows exactly what they want- ever. Spoiler alert #2: it will all work out the way it’s supposed to.
I’m extremely lucky to work for a company like FP. Every day is a little bit different and things are always changing/in flux. We’re encouraged to take on creative projects, explore our interests and make the roles we’re in our own. I work with a gaggle of incredibly creative/talented people: a bunch of dreamers & bad asses- it’s intoxicating and makes me stoked to go to work (most, haha) mornings. I do accessories and dabble in intimates. Different jobs? Whooof, just about anything you’re passionate about.