I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the site, but I have spent the past couple of weeks wrapping up my internship at Oscar de la Renta, completing term projects, studying for finals, and job hunting. All of this in preparation for graduation next Thursday (insert series of excited emojis here). I have accepted a freelance writing position with a major fashion blog, details on that coming when everything is finalized; however, I still need to find full time work, which is a job in and of itself. I’m doing everything I can to stay positive about the job hunt, but it’s so terrifying to think that after all of my sacrificing and hard work, I’ll have to go back home to Atlanta. I’m definitely making strides towards my media career, but the things I’m doing aren’t generating revenue yet. Let’s be real here you can’t eat, pay bills, and keep a roof over your head using hopes, dreams, and aspirations as currency. So send up a prayer or two for me that a sustainable source of income comes along so that I can stay in New York!
It can be so discouraging to stay on your journey when you’re faced with money problems. I feel like everything right now comes down to money, and it’s like a dark cloud looming over my head not knowing where my next check is coming from. It seems like unless you cross over into the 1% those problems are always there. As you accumulate more money, you buy more things, and have more financial obligations. While my friends are literally buying houses, Beamers, and Benzes I’m trying to figure out how to catch upon my bills, pay my rent, and eat. My financial future looks so bleak right now, but I won’t be discouraged. I know there are other people that may came along after me that will need to know that I endured this part of my journey so that they will have the motivation to do so as well. There are so many things that I need to take care of and I have no idea how I’m going to do it, but I’m trusting that God will make a way for me. After all sometimes your struggles are not for you, but rather for you to be an example to someone else that needs to see how you overcame it.
Looking forward to graduation, seeing my family and friends, and an epic summer ahead of me. By the way the pictures are from a photo shoot that I did for my final project in my fashion journalism class. The idea was to show three different ways to wear a denim button down shirt. Hope you like.