See you later education, and as much as I wish I could say it’s been a blast, I would be lying because I’ve never been so happy to see the back of you.
Once again, I’m maybe slightly over dramatising the situation, because education has made up the majority of my life, I don’t remember a time where I wasn’t in it because I’ve not taken a year out or anything like that, and my life is nowhere near rubbish! I went continuously through my education even though a year ago I decided to not go to university and instead do years long course at the Fashion Retail Academy. A week ago today, I left said goodbye to that college and my time in education for good.
It feels like yesterday that I was writing a post through blurry eyes saying goodbye to the friends I’d made throughout school, ones that I’d known for years and others that I’d only known for a relatively short period of time. Looking back, although we aren’t the friendship group we were because we no longer spend everyday together and we went our separate ways, I still feel the same way as I did then. We may no longer be friends, but it doesn’t make the memories we did make together any less, making a pretty rubbish period of my life pretty great.
My year at the FRA has flown, I feel like I’ve blinked and missed it (even though some days it felt like the deadlines would never end). I’ve met people that in a normal school I may have not even considered being friends with, I’ve grown in confidence navigating London on my own and falling in love with it even more, I’ve learnt new things that I have not only applied to my career but also to my blog. Speaking of my blog, going to the FRA gave me the confidence to not be embarrassed about my it and I will forever be grateful to all the friends that gave up their lunch breaks to take outfit photos for me, sometimes in the freezing cold, to grow this blog. Although my blog today isn’t huge, it wouldn’t be where it is now without the support of my friends and their pretty amazing photography that I really don’t give enough credit for.
This post isn’t anything amazing, it’s more just my thoughts, and closing up a very large section of my life. Time to take away ‘Fashion Student’ from all my bios and accept the adult I now need to become, and really not panic about the fact that I need a job and take this time off to focus on my blog and myself. (Which sounds really deep but I honestly mean just maybe go a few days without over planning my life, which is what has become a habit whilst studying.)
The future right now, although daunting, is exciting and I am very much ready for my next adventure, which I plan on documenting on She Wears Stripes.
Until next time,