Into Fruition/Self Portrait (An Update)

July 24, 2016


art direction ROSA LOUISE PARKES
photography SUSAN PARKES

it’s 2016! (way too late to be saying that…)

So where have I been since my last blog post? Let’s get honestly here, in reality, this post was suppose to be up by the beginning of the year, but as always life throws things my way. For me life has thrown good things my way, which I am grateful for. In 2015, I’d accomplished so much, learned a lot, had new experiences, made new friends and learnt lessons along the way. Sure, I had my rough patches like things not happening as planned and situations not turning out the way I would of liked and yes it’s hard not to get disheartened when stuff like that happens but as far as the year went, the good outweighed the bad. And the same goes for this year (so far), the good has ALREADY weighed out the bad.

What’s the good you say? Well I recently graduated in January *hooray!!* The whole experience was crazy and surreal, wearing the cap and gown, being with my fellow class mates and celebrating are accomplishments. The moment I walked across the stage to receive my degree is when I truly felt all my hard work paid off. Seeing the proud look on my brother, sister and mother’s faces was the best, it’s one of those days I won’t forget. Then something crazy happened, something that never really happens to anyone, like EVER.

If you speak things into the universe, they will come into fruition.
– Me

I don’t think Ive mentioned it on here before but I had been doing design internships here and there (hence some absence) working for architects and fashion houses without any pay, and sure the experience is great and learning new things can help further your knowledge but at the end of the day, you need to support yourself. So I applied for jobs here and there and never got them until for one. I finally got a call for an interview, it when so well that I got called back for a second interview. The very week after I graduated (YES THE VERY WEEK AFTER) they contacted me and said I got the job. It was one of those moments where I truly felt the universe’s plans for me had aligned. But after 6 months I truly felt the job wasn’t for me, don’t get me wrong, I learnt a lot and expanded my knowledge and skills but there is no point in staying in a job when you’re not happy and it was time to move on. I’ve already been doing things and getting interviews since I left, so it’s only onwards and upwards from here!

So 2016 has already had good things come my way but I plan to do more, learn more, go to new places, experience new things and document all of it on here. My stories, experiences and memoirs (hence the blog name, of course). Also, Im planning to start posting on my youtube channel (SUBSCRIBE HERE), I’ve had it for 2 years and contemplated on whether I should do it or not. Now I feel that this year will be the ideal time to try it out, I mean, why not? I do really have a feeling that great things are going to happen this year, personally as well as professionally.

So here’s to the new year.



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