HOW TO: Choose Your Career Path

Several months ago I wrote a post about how excited I was to begin my first year at Kent State. Having gone to a community college for two years right out of high school wasn't an exciting route for me at first. I was completely undecided on where I wanted to go and what kind of a career I wanted to pursue. How could everyone else be so lucky to know right away what they wanted to do with the rest of their life?! I felt very stuck and lost for a long time, thinking I would just have to pick the first thing that seemed interesting. I wanted to write about this situation because I know there are lots of girls and guys out there that feel the same exact way. By no means am I an expert on life planning, but I am more sure and excited than ever for what the unknown future may hold.

Surprisingly enough, right when I graduated from high school I was initially interested in pursuing a career in marine biology. The complete opposite of the fashion industry! What made me change my mind is I realized where my strengths and weaknesses were. As much as I love the ocean, it has to stay as a destination to visit because I would not last through a single semester of those science classes! Like a lot of girls, my love for dresses, purses and everything frilly has been apparent since I starting walking. But fashion is much more than that! I love being a part of such an artistic and creative industry that influences our everyday lives.  

The moral of the story is that time will eventually show you the path you will end up taking. Instead of comparing your position to where others are in their life, find what your passions are and be as original as you possibly can be. I have learned a lot about myself in the past year that I wasn’t really aware of before. Looking forward, I know that the next five+ years of my life will be full of learning and transition. As my first school year at Kent comes to a close, I’m beginning to see how many opportunities the world has to offer. Relax, no need to worry, the next step is probably closer than you think (: 

Pants: Forever 21

Shoes: H&M

Top: Cannot find exact shirt, but I thought this peasant top would also create a great look