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Donna takes on a fashion internship

Hello! I’ll say that again because it feels so good to be back in the blogging world! Hello! To all my followers, I genuinely apologise for being away so long from blogging. I had a lot going on. My 5 week uni break, which I was looking forward to and had all these amazing plans for, was turned into a 1.5 week break. Have you ever had to sit a supplementary exam? It sux! They postponed my exam by 3 weeks! Thank God it’s over now. In the end I faced my fears of sitting an exam I previously failed. When you do your best, the end result always pays off. I also joined a local taekwondo club to brush up on my basic technique, improve my fitness and meet some new awesome people! The taekwondo club that I normally go to at uni takes forever to get to since I live so far away. However, I miss the friends I made there a lot! 

I’ve left the most juiciest news for last – today was my first day as a fashion intern. Hold your horses, I didn’t completely drop out of my combined Science/Nursing degree, I decided now since I’m a part time student this Sem, I might as well use my free time productively. My first day was a bit of a roller coaster. I think it’s always hard treading on unfamiliar territory. I met this lovely girl fresh out of high school named, E, who was also interning. It was her 6th week there. She was sweet, we bonded over a lot of things – part-time jobs, fashion, what we want in life. Typically girl stuff.

 

When I think about it, I did quite a bit today – I steamed, prepared clothes and accessories, hung stuff, organised the show room so that look books matched the little sections for each particular designer. All in all, it wasn’t too bad of a day. But I did do a lot of thinking on the 1 hour train ride home. I remember thinking to myself, is this really for me? I kept repeating it too! My gut tells me I need a bit more time. I need to get used to the ins and outs of that fashion agency, the people there, my role as an intern, and just learn as much as I can. I need to get used to the feeling, and soon enough I won’t be considered ‘new’ anymore. I’ve also reset my expectations. I no longer have any. That way you don’t ask for too much, and get more than you bargained for in return. If I could take away one lesson that I learnt today, it’s that to be successful, you have to be prepared to start at the bottom. And that’s exactly what I’m doing, therefore I believe I’m on the right path.

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