I still remember so clearly, three years ago now, sitting in one of my very first Fashion Marketing lectures as a fresher being strongly encouraged to start my own blog.
“Employers love it!”, “It’ll be great to talk about in job interviews”. But how would I possibly start one?! Who would take the photos, what would I post about, and who would possibly read it?!
Bearing in mind this was now over three years ago, when blogs weren’t as much of an ‘in-thing’ and social networking wasn’t quite as life-ruling as it is now. I was terrified at the thought of putting myself out there on the ever-cruel internet.
I was always so ‘into’ the idea of starting a blog. I love writing, I love fashion, I love beauty and I love taking photos. The pure reason I didn’t was because I was so worried what other people would think. And here I am, three and a half years later- starting a blog. Imagine how far I’d have come by now if I’d have just made a start.
I think this is something everyone can relate to- and definitely doesn’t just apply to starting a blog or any other similar digital ventures. The amount of times I hear a friend, family member or acquaintance say “I’d love to start a…” followed by a list of reasons why they can’t starting with (the dreaded word)” ‘but’.
Realistically, if you don’t do it- someone else will, and there are probably already tens of people already doing exactly that. Any desirable career will usually be extremely competitive, and if you can set yourself apart from the rest at the risk of others judging you- you must do just that.
It doesn’t matter if you want to lose weight, run a marathon or start a global empire- whatever your goal all you can do right away is start, and I totally wish I would have done just that three years ago sitting in one of my first fresher lectures. Whether you’re twenty-one or eighty one, it’s never too late to start what you want to do. After all, we more often regret the things we didn’t do than the things we did.
Make-up by Shani @ Bijou Beauty, Northampton
All photography by Megan Love Photography