So as you may or may not have noticed in one of my most recent posts, I mentioned that I was leaving uni, so after that little bit of teasing information, I should probably tell you all about it!
|Illustrated woman I recently drew.|
For a long time I've loved fashion and hand making things, so had always thought at the back of my head that I longed to do fashion design (I used to get really jealous when I looked on people's info bit on their blogs and it said they did fashion design!) but as I hadn't done it at GCSE or A Level, I (stupidly) assumed I couldn't do it at uni. Because of this I kind of pushed that idea to the back of my head and almost forgot about it, until I couldn't work out why I wasn't enjoying uni. Then it hit me, that yes, I do like illustration and photography, but what I really love and spend hours and hours of my own time doing anyway is fashion.
I've always said that I never understood why people went to university to study a course, but then just constantly complained about it. Surely you should love the subject you chose and want to make a career in, not slate it all the time and wish you were somewhere else? The silly thing is, I was doing exactly that so realised something had to change. After the Christmas holidays I went to see the fashion design course leader with all my work and begged him to give me a place and let me swap to fashion for the 2nd and 3rd terms. But he sadly said no as I would be too far behind and wouldn't be likely to pass. But he did offer me a place if I wanted it for the next academic year, which I am now glad about as it will be nice to have a fresh start and be caught up with work right from the beginning.
So here I am now. Sat in my uni room, waiting for the next 2 weeks to be up until I pack up all my belongings to take home with me where I will be for the next few months until I return next year to do fashion! I can't explain how excited I am to be studying fashion day in day out every single day, eeeep!
Sorry for the length of this post, I just thought I ought to update you all a little! What do you think of my decision? Are you also a firm believer in doing what you really want with your life, even if it means drastic change?