“This was the best of times, this was the worst of times.” Seems fitting to begin my post with a quote from a novel (tell me which one and you’ll win a hug) I’ve loved since I was a teen. 2017 has probably been one of the most turbulent years ever. So much has happened, both good and bad, even though mostly good. To think a year ago I was still in a full time day job seems ever so distant and I really have to try to take it in that I’ve only been a full time blogger since April. Seems like that was years ago as I’ve experienced so many things. So many things that it would actually be tiring for you to read, but the highlights certainly include doing 12 fashion weeks, getting a job as fashion editor at Candid Magazine, organizing and hosting events, but most of all: cementing new and old friendships which I know will last for a lifetime.
I’ve seen the ups and downs of the industry I’ve now entered, but even with the worst of downs, it’s a career I still want to pursue, get better at and develop. I know I have it in me. Now I only have to pull in some of all my tentacles I’ve got put out all over the place and focus on the few things I really want to continue with.
My problem is that I’m so passionate about work that I sometimes get consumed by it and forget to live life. I’m not making any New Years resolutions as I believe in just making things happen instead, but I promise myself to give me and my friends more time in 2018. More time to rest, more time to have fun, more time to actually live life.
As for fashion weeks I’m heading back to London in a few days to attend LFWM (London Fashion Week Men’s), but apart from that I’m not doing the big 5 this spring. I’ll only go to Stockholm and Copenhagen, New York and hopefully Vancouver to focus fully on my job and go for all the fashion craze during summer instead (for female readers confused here, fashion weeks for men are during June and July).
The reason for this is I need time to breathe as well. Sure, it’s a lot of fun, but apart from the glamour you see on my Instastories, there is so much work involved. You wake up at 8 to attend your first show at 9 am, attend your last show at 9 pm, go for some cocktails after that and then spend the night editing pictures until approximately 4 am, just to be up at 8 again and trying to look fresh. That doesn’t work in the long run.
The same goes for the rest of my life. I’ve realized I don’t have to be everywhere all the time. I do have a serious case of FOMO however and attend even the silliest things, without there being no need to. I’ll be cutting down those kinds of activities to attend things that matter instead. That truly interest me.
As I hate reading long recaps of what people have done during their year, I’ll end my post here and wish you a very Happy New Years wherever you’ll be celebrating it! As for myself, I’ll be hibernating at home, watching Netflix, so try to beat that in dullness, haha. I just don’t like forced on parties in which I include New Years. May 2018 make all of our Disney fairytale dreams come true! Despite my year being turbulent I must say it has been one of the best in my life so far and I am ever so grateful for it.
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