The real inspiration behind this idea is the ongoing struggle of balancing my corporate work with my personal creativity.
Thought this topic would hit home for the majority of women striving for success in their respective career. I admit, in the new world of influencers and social media, the idea of a career sounds underwhelming. Especially when a "career' is typically associated with boring, less exciting, less fulfilling, mundane, 9-5's. But really any job you want to turn into long-term success can be a career. That goes for teachers, makeup artists, lawyers; it's all one in the same.
I decided my career path outside of college was going to be in marketing. & when I landed my first job at an agency, I was faced with a self imposed ultimatum. Choose between my love for fashion and my career as a marketer. Oh and there's no way I could also blog too. It was hard to get over the feeling that I could never completely give 100% to either without sacrificing my success in the other two.
I tried to focus on one for awhile and then I'd be back trying to juggle them both because I loved them all. I asked around for advice and my mom especially told me to continue to work hard to achieve my goals in all areas. Same for my friends and peers who had fallen in love with my blog and were attached to my ideas and designs. Seemed like the only person that was saying I couldn't was me. So eventually I made up my mind that I'd have to find a way to time manage better. Soon enough, they'd naturally began to work well with each other. My better marketing knowledge was helping me build my brand in the digital space. My work in design was helping my creative skills at work.
Still, I was debating keeping my blog. At one point, it seemed less attractive to blog or vlog or start a clothing line because the industry's been labeled as "saturated"; but now I find it liberating that creativity is running fluidly. And let's be honest, as times change, the professional landscape will change with it. Anyone business woman / man may eventually have to learn a little bit about the digital industry.
So, with the few years I've had working in fashion and marketing, I've had a chance to drastically grow my professional skills. So I'm opening this section of my blog for feedback and topics to start conversations and help us all glow in our careers.