I'm unbelievably indecisive. I can't even choose what I want for dinner most days. So when I was finishing school and had to pick what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, naturally I panicked. I was constantly changing my mind. So I went to the school's guidance counsellor who did all the tests to see what sort of career I'd be suited to. Her answer: Hairdresser. I felt robbed. I wanted something exciting, different and challenging. To me, hairdressing was 'meh', anyone could do it (no offence to any hairdressers here), in fact the only people I know who did do it, where girls who left school after their junior cert.
I remember saying it to my mam, she thought it was a great idea, which I put down to the fact that she wanted to get her hair done for free, I mentioned it to friends, who also thought it wasn't a bad idea. But not me, I wanted more. I thought I was above that, so I thought, I'll prove everyone wrong and become a zoologist (of all things I could have chosen!!). Which meant 4 years studying science in UCD. So I worked my ass off my leaving, got accepted and off I went. Two months later I was working full time in a music shop and trying again to decide what to do with my life.
So I thought I'd find the funnest course I could find and do that until I'd decided, so I chose media. I did the full 4 years got my degree, worked a small bit, and ended up back at square one, trying to decide what I want to do. I've decided. I want to be a hairdresser.
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It is a 'meh' job, that anyone can do, if you let it be, but I now see that there is so much more to it, and that if you have good training, are creative and have ambition you can have an exciting, fun and very rewarding career.
I feel old trying to get into it now, but it feels nice to know what I want. Even if i did waste 7 years trying to figure it out.
I'm very aware that pretty much all my outfits are made completely from Urban Outfitters and Topshop clothes. My wardrobe is 50% Topshop, 40% UO, and 10% everything else. See I work in Topshop so its easier for me to just buy my clothes there because then I can wear them to work, then I get a lot of stuff from UO from my boyfriend. I need to mix it up a bit though. I can't even remember the last time I went into H&M or New Look or anywhere else.
I'm also very aware that this blog has turned into a blog pretty much based on outfits which I don't really like. I originally intended it to be somewhere for me to kind of..talk..or something to put ideas and thoughts out, and maybe make some friends, but whenever I go to write a post not about clothes and stuff I get a bit stuck. Anything in particular people think I should do a bit of? Post-wise?
I'm wearing an old Urban Outfitters (Surprise,surprise) dress here. I love it, I bring it out every summer and wear it to death. Then, when my friends are looking to borrow something to wear I convince them to wear it too. Its just lovely and everyone should have one.
We went out to Howth (a small Harbour town in North Dublin) yesterday. Days like that are my favourite but a bit a rarity lately due to not having a car. Nightmare. I hate doing nothing, and pretty much get in the worst mood ever if I'm left sitting around doing nothing. The weather was, as usual, unpredictable. Sunny and hot one moment, lashing and windy the next. Hence my very messy and frizzy hair.
Finally got around to going to Ikea yesterday. Good day to go because the sale had just started! Got a lovely little side table for just 1.99 and an amazing New York print that takes up a huge part of my wall and looks well and truely awesome! My apartment is looking way more homely now. I love it.
I need to satisfy my bloggy cravings, so please suggest and link!