Hello, my stylish friends! From neglecting this platform earlier in the semester to, now, writing and publishing a slew of blog posts, I feel my creative juices flowing once again! I wrote this candid entry to shine a light on my Achilles’ heel and how this pain point of mine became detrimental to my wellbeing; hopefully, this entry offers something in return for you to avoid the same mistakes.
Given that we face a global pandemic, I consider how our world flipped upside down. Nowadays, everyone questions what the future holds. For students, we no longer define the college experience by mass “social events”— or at least until a vaccine is widely distributed and we can return to this pre-COVID frame of mind.
With that being said, I (to be frank) questioned life beyond college even before COVID. I threw myself into fashion and loved every moment that I spent in my fashion courses and clubs to, later, professional experiences in the apparel retail industry. Eager to learn? Always. That has not, and never will, change; however, I no longer feel the same excitement toward campus life as I once felt as an underclassman. Rather, I find myself imagining more and more about post-graduation life. I feel energized thinking about working in the fashion industry and (hopefully) exploring metropolitan areas.
Relating to peers sometimes turns quite awkward, in which I listen to them but cannot say that I reciprocate their desire to stay put in this college bubble. To strike a healthy balance between moving on when necessary while staying present—easier said than done!
I can always revisit work but can neither relive special experiences nor conversations with friends and family. Truth be told, people return feelings, whereas work does not (and never will).
I’m reminded by my (amazing!) friends, whom I trust and admire, to:
- Have a laugh everyday
- Don’t overthink
- Show friends and family how much you love them