Last week marked the start of my final year as a fashion design student. Ask me a couple of days ago about how I felt about it and I would say that I was absolutely terrified and I couldn’t wait for it all to be over. But ask me now and it is a completely different story. I’ve suddenly had a wave of inspiration and a big realisation that it is all going to be okay if I keep my mind positive. From experience, you do not do well when you think negatively about the situation you are in and the problems you are faced with. I know it is going to be tough, like many things are in life, but however hard any situation is, we all get there in the end, don’t we?
I look back to the time I climbed a rocky volcano in Furteventura this summer. The drama queen that I am moaned the whole way up and I actually feared for my life. I’m not even joking. I actually planned what songs should be played at my funeral (FYI Mum, I would like Goodbye my friend by the Spice Girls when I’m on my way out and I would love Live Forever by Oasis to be played too as it happens to be quite fitting and it is also my fave). Rocks were flying everywhere, a child fell and cut his leg open, it was so steep that at one point that I feared I would fall back and kill everyone behind me and my balance is so bad that I was falling about everywhere. BUT as soon as I reached the top I realised why I did it. Look at that view! I can’t help but believe this is what it will feel like when I finally graduate after four years of hard work. I just need to remember that it is better to enjoy the grafting instead of moaning about it and spreading negativity, because in reality it doesn’t help the situation does it?
I will keep you updated and I will continue to spread positivity by posting about what I am getting up to at university. I hope that you will find it interesting, and it may even inspire someone else to take up fashion design too, or maybe even just to be positive even through the times you become a drama queen and genuinely believe it is the end.
Part time designer and illustrator and full time traveller. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you want to find out more about me visit my about me page :) Laura x