Someone recently asked me what my GCSE grades were and for the first time in my life I wasn’t embarrassed to tell them that I didn’t even turn up to pick them up, so in actual fact I couldn’t remember. I’d always felt embarrassed because to begin with at school I was in the top 3 sets of the majority of my classes. But as we all moved full swing into our teenage years my grades fell off a cliff and I was completely written off by my teachers. As year 11 ended I was voted “Most likely to marry a footballer”, because I mean how could I possibly make a life for myself?
Genuinely it disgusts me that “Awards” like that were allowed to happen at my school, all those teachers sat around allowing my future to be made a joke of like that.
I allowed that mindset to take over and had no idea where I wanted my life to go, the kind of person I wanted to be or what legacy I wanted to leave behind. I attempted beauty school and soon dropped out. It was here that I landed my first job in fashion and how I managed to blag a place at uni. I worked as many jobs as I could fit in around my lectures and fed my clothing addiction by trawling charity shops and customising old clothes (which if you fancy a good laugh you can see some of back when I started my blog). As graduation came and went I landed a job at head office with a fashion brand but before long I realised my dreams were so much bigger than this.
I wanted my own home, I wanted a beautiful home, I wanted weekends to snuggle on wicker chairs in a garden full of flowers, I wanted to wake up happy every day, I wanted to be my own boss and as a self confessed fashion addict I eventually, once all that was achieved, I wanted a sprinkle of Chanel in my wardrobe.
Dreams do come true, you just have to work a harder than you ever imagined.
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