Friday, October 23, 2009
you may/may not know i've been struggling with my "direction" at the moment. random enough, i bought the october issue of elle and there was an article that perked my interest. nicole williams wrote a book comparing dating "rules" to the workplace and ones career. i know, it sounds lame and satc-ish, but there was one quote that resonated with me:
elle: you say the biggest mistake women make is staying too long in the wrong job. when is it time to move on?
nw: when women come to me in a state of "i'm done," it can manifest in depression and anxiety. having been divorced, i recognize you might be afraid to leave, and you feel like you've invested so much time and energy, but ultimately, you've got to take a leap. and with a job - unlike with a romantic relationship - if you're wrong, you can go back to what you left.
as much as i try not to, i do love fashion. and i love creating things. when i saw the above jak and jil photo today i was thinking "oooh that dress! the colours, the movement" i don't think i can suppress my love of fashion. i'm thinking more and more about going back to school. having the freedom to open my brain up again and create things that don't have anything to do with "saleability." just thinking out loud.