I used to think that starting a blog would just entail outfit posts and what's hot this season, but I think blogs should showcase your personality and the things your are passionate about.
So I have decided to an 'all about me' post. No pictures. No clothes. No makeup. No messing about.
I'm Karina, born and raised in the land of the farmers also known as Bristol, and have recently moved up to the scary world of London. I'm a family girl and most definitely miss home :( but I have a new man, new friends and a new place to live so it's not all bad!
I am desperately trying to pursue a career in Fashion, but to be honest have been failing miserably...Its been a long, hard road since graduation from Uni in 09. Companies aren't hiring and us former students are left wondering where were going to go in our lives and what we want to do and out in the cold like the poor animals in the RSPCA adverts...
I know all to well how confusing it can get not knowing what career or path to choose when the choices are so limited...but I also know that passion and hunger will see you through to the place you want to. You just have to believe and at times I have been lacking that, but then I think about how I couldn't see myself doing anything else other than journalism. I never been one of those 9-5 office people, if I'm not using one ounce of creativity my day has not been fulfilled.
I have kept my head afloat freelancing, writing, and keeping my head in the game, but as of right now it is soul destroying being in a job that you have no passion for and in the complete opposite direction you want to be in! It's tempting to say 'stuff it all' pack my bags and go traveling to 'find myself' but taking yourself out the game is the worst thing I or anyone could do if they are trying to pursue their passion. If I could give any advice (which I should listen to myself) it's to never give up no matter how tough it gets, keep trying. I can say life has not been kind to me since I finished Uni and it has certainly kicked my ass! But I'm still out there and I'm still trying, and because of that I am in london, the place where I want to be and sooner or later I will bag that dream job! so in the meantime I shall carry on writing my blog so I can document my journey. Anyone else is the same boat? would be nice to hear some of your stories...
Lots of love
Karina Coco xxxx
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