It's true what they say. Do what you love, & you will never work a day in your life.
This is something I always held true and preached about to my close friends & family but it wasn't more true to me until I actually started doing it. See life will bring you in many different directions and although you may not stay exactly where you thought you were meant to end up, your journey will be the best part of it all. From the time I graduated high school to the time I graduated college, I've always had an idea of where I'd be or what I'd be doing. But as each year passes I'm taken in a new direction.
Never did I think It would be possible for me to attend college. It was something that was never brought up as an option growing up for me ( but that's another story.) So you can see what a surprise it was for me to end up graduating from a University & landing a great job right out of college. But as soon as I thought I was exactly where I was meant to be, doing what everyone thought I should be doing. Life decided to point me to a new direction. After years of taking what I thought was my path for the next 25 some odd years, I ran into a roadblock & all signs pointed to following one of my passions...fashion.
But no roads were lit & I didn't know how I would get there, but my instincts told me it was right.
By fate, destiny, God's will, or whichever you believe, I found my light & met an amazing person. I shared with them my love for fashion, how I had a small blog & some of the things I want to accomplish & how I feel like it's what I am meant to do right now. Through that meeting, I've been lead on this new path. I'm no longer doing what I thought other's wanted me to do, I'm working towards something that I truly am passionate about.
A year ago today I would have never thought of laying out my passions, & dreams to a stranger. It actually frightened me a little, scared of criticism or judgement. But whatever came over me that day, I'm glad it did. Because through that conversation, plus years of moments leading up to this, I've ended up in fashion. I'm following my heart, experiencing things I never thought I would, & working towards accomplishing my dreams.
It honestly feels surreal being along side people, that are doing what I used to think I could only dream of.
I can't tell you the ending or give you a story filled with rainbows & butterflies. But I can promise you a journey of an average girl, with hopes & dreams. A girl who works hard & tries to live it all to it's fullest. As I share my journey while aspiring to help others do the same & fulfill their lives purpose, like many people have done for me.
|Photography by Chriselle Lim|
I will be sharing my journey on this new path into the fashion world with the Chriselle Inc. team on my blog more often. So if you want to find out what I've done, what I do & where I'm going on my journey, make sure to follow my blog! Also, you can always find me updating all of my social media outlets:Twitter- @StayLAStyle Instagram- @StayLA Facebook -Stay L.A..
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