18.8.11

Kind of a change

I started feeling like it was now or never. I liked my job when I started but over a period of time things changed, the workload seemed overwhelming more and more often and at times I felt really stressed. We got more and more responsibilities but not any more time. At the same time I was disappointed with myself, I had expected more of me. I was a good enough student I could have gotten in to some pretty good schools had I only known what I wanted to do. 

My job in the supermarket was beginning to feel like a waste of my talents. I knew that the longer I waited the harder it would become to leave. I have no children (yet) or house mortgage (yet) and I'm still young, this is my chance - there's no good reason not to. I didn't wanna be stuck working in a supermarket for the rest of my life wondering what would have happened if I had only dared.

I have been sewing since I was six (started out making Barbie-clothes) and the dreams of becoming a fashion designer have pretty much been with me since. I just didn't think there would be much work for designer/seamstresses around here and I wasn't prepared to go very far away. But a few weeks ago I spoke to a couple of seamstresses here in town and they told me that there's plenty of work to go round and they really encouraged me to believe in myself and go for it. So a few weeks ago I sent a letter of application. 


Last week I quit my job and three days ago I started school with a bunch of 16-year-olds. In two years time, I'll be a seamstress.

18 kommentarer:

Gaymasen sa...

Tack så mycket fina du! Måste säga att du har en väldigt unik och tjusig stil. :)

Och ja. Jag vet inte om det är photoshoppat, det är bra photoshoppat isåfall.. Men ja, mycket troligt. ^^

Miss Marie sa...

What a brave and wonderful move! Best of luck to you!

Erika sa...

Härligt!!! Starkt att ta steget, och grattis att du kom in! Jag önskar att jag själv hade tagit det steget när jag var lite yngre, och jag undersökte allvarligt idén i våras, men med 5 års studieskulder är det helt enkelt inte möjligt att läsa på heltid. Dessutom skulle alla sådana studier kräva att jag flyttar, och jag trivs på tok för bra i Umeå. Så jag ska försöka gå sommarkurser etc och så småningom kanske det blir något av mig med =)

Lycka till, ser fram emot att läsa om dina studier! Kramar!

Ninah sa...

Ojj va kul! :) Var har du börjat i skola? :)

looloolooweez sa...

Congratulations! The best part about having a little life experience before going back to school is that you already know how study and you already know you're interested in/good at the subject. I really admire that you're able to pursue your "dream" career in this way.

ina sa...

Grattis!!!

Betty Bottom sa...

Congrats! Sounds great! We just have to have guts to make the change to ourselves. :)

bonita sa...

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Go for it Kitten! You'll do great. : )

xox,
bonita of Depict This!
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Vintage Girl sa...

I am so glad for you, Fear holds so many from doing what they are good at. You made a great choice. Congratulations!

Annie S sa...

Lycka till! Låter som ett perfekt val för dig. Jag beundrar dig för att våga ta steget.

Laucica sa...

WOW!:) That's a brave decision! And also very smart. I am sure you'll succeed in it, you have all the talent! So cool!!!:))

fröken lila sa...

grattis! vad kul!!!!

Elle sa...

Grattis! Det ska bli härligt :)

Kitten loves vintage sa...

Thank you all for your kind words!!

Ninah; På Optima i Jeppis. Enkelt då man ren bor här... :)

Ninah sa...

Tänkte nästan det var där. Har själv gått just den utbildningen! :) Bra skola och bra lärare!

Kerry sa...

That is so exciting! I wish you the best of luck in your new adventure, and hope you will share your experiences with us along the way.

Much love!

mamselli h sa...

Wow! Congratulations! I admire people who have the courage to follow their dreams. Best of luck!

Rakel sa...

Congrats! :D
So nice to have the encouragement to follow your dream!