So I know I have been MIA for a very long time and that's because final year at university is very demanding and I had lots of deadlines. There was no way I could juggle knitwear design and all the extras that come with it and blogging. I have missed Runway Ribbons SO much, but at the end of the day my degree comes first because anything worth doing, is worth doing well. (Plus a £3,000 a year fee is not to be wasted).
Yesterday marked the beginning of the rest of my life. I handed in all my coursework and I said goodbye to education. I had previously contemplated taking on a master's in Fashion at Central St. Martins, but then I realised that the idea of 'living a little' was a lot more appealing to me, than an MA at a prestigious art college. Nonetheless, I still thought about it long and hard. The recent loss of Prof. Louise Wilson (MA Course Leader at CSM) didnt help my decision either, as I had always said to myself that I would want to be taught by her, because I admired her 'tough love' approach towards her students. I'm lucky enough to have heard her speak at The Vogue Festival, and I recorded lot of her advice, so I'm thankful for that.
I have plans for the future, but they aren't set in stone because life ultimately does what life wants to do. I intend to stick to my plan, but still be open to new adventures and experiences and go wherever the wind takes me. (I'm currently listenign to Pocahontas' Colours of The Wind whilst typing this. Definitely influenced.) The image below was a message that my friend Husseina wrote to me on my birthday. The message holds so much meaning for me, because it reinforced the things I'm constantly thinking, wishing, praying and hoping for in my life. Husseina and I don't speak often either, so I was surprised to get such a heart felt message from her. As it stands, I have never read anything nicer and more apt in my life. Husseina if you're reading this, THANK YOU!!
Cheers to new beginnings!