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.
In mathematics it is the symbol of change (the delta), strength (the strongest shape in geometry) and ideal proportions (in equilateral triangles). Architects/builders depend on equilateral triangles in construction because (when made from rigid materials) no matter how much pressure is exerted on all three sides it will never distort, collapse or weaken. It also serves as the symbol for fire and assertiveness.
The long story, short….. for me its strength under immense change and pressure. Staying both passionate and compassionate. Being assertive and taking life by the balls, not sitting around waiting for change but making it. Embracing it all. Staying balanced: in work, in life and in love.
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.