|hello i'm confused|
do you believe in the quarter life crisis? as a recent university graduate i often find myself sort of floating around with that blissful feeling of invincibility. i have a degree, plenty of ambition to do something big and the mindset that it will happen. eventually. and what is that exactly...well that's the minor hiccup. while i am floating around in my little head some people have the audacity to burst my naive bubble and ask the dreaded question thousands of young adults cringe to hear...so what are you going to do with your life? eeek? ummm? ahhh? that is such a profound and personal question to ask just about anyone. i usually put on a smiley face and say well i am still looking around, but deep down, i am just as interested in the answer to that question as the interrogator. the thing is there are just so many bloody options aren't there? i feel like that is such an elitist way to look at things but our generation has, for the most part, been raised to believe that they can do pretty much anything they want to do. my problem is that i want to a little bit of everything. i once read that the average person has at least three major careers in their lifetime. how does one plan for that? can you plan? i think the most obvious thing to do is settle on one area and really critically study what about that industry you like the most. this is as far as i got to narrowing down my options.
career possibilities that ally lewis has pondered over the last year:
- professional student a.k.a masters
- first grade teacher
- make-up artist (thanks lisa eldridge for making it look oh so glamourous)
- curatorial assistant at the national gallery london or v&a
- social media expert for fashion company
- assistant fashion buyer
- au pair
- had a moment of insanity and considered law school
- professional blogger
- bridal consultant as a result of saturating myself with multiple episodes of say yes to the dress
all that is missing from that list is an astronaut. oh all the questions that need answering. all that i know for sure at this moment is that i am officially moving to london on august 24th (mini wave), i have an amazing job lined up for the summer after a month in europe and i think instead of worrying about addressing this quarter life crisis fandango, i am just going to go back and be a teenager for the next couple of months. maybe that will help.
diane von furnstenberg once said "i did not know what i wanted to do but i knew the woman i wanted to be". amen to that dvf.