I wore one of my favorite dresses from Dress Shop today. (Sorry, no picture. I didn’t take one and we all know my camera sucks anyway.) But back to my topic, a colleague at work complimented me and said “You should be in fashion instead of doing XYZ….” I said thank you and told her I would love to work in fashion, but really needed to live in NYC for that. The conversation got me thinking about being bold and brave enough to uproot yourself and make a change for something that you love. I can tell you right off the bat that I personally don’t think I would ever do this. For one thing, I’m married, we own a house and are the parents to a chubby, wrinkly English bulldog. We are at a place in our lives where packing up everything and relocating would be beyond challenging. Secondly, I appreciate security and routine so would never be brave enough to just quit my job and move. And I discovered my love of fashion late in life. I didn’t major in it and never really considered making a career in that industry. Plus, I’m pretty sure that I’m not edgy or avant-garde enough in my style to actually work in the industry.
I have huge respect and admiration for people who actually take that leap of faith and move or start over to try something they love. Have you ever made that leap? Do you think you ever would?
Just for fun, let’s pretend that we don’t have jobs/mortgages/family commitments to keep us somewhere – in this fantasy land, where would you move and what you want to do? I would love to have lived in NYC for a while, or even better, London or Paris. And I would have loved to have a shot in the fashion world, or as a best-selling author or even as a chef. It’s fun to play pretend.
It’s even more fun to spend the evening with my hubby and my pup.