I realised the other day that by this September, I'll have to already start my third year of degree and then after that, I'm coming back home to work.
And I kinda have to figure out what I want to do.
I think a huge huge part of me really wants to work in fashion. I feel that I have the passion and motivation and drive to work in the fashion industry. I don't think I'd fit well anywhere else, to be honest.
Fashion has been something that I've loved since small. I may not appear to be someone who does but I really do appreciate fashion and all it offers since I was young. It has been that one 'constant' for me. I've had phases of likes here and there but fashion has been throughout my life so far.
I didn't take a degree in a fashion related course only because I think (and know) my dad would have objected to it. Fashion is still not as prominent here in Malaysia than it is elsewhere so I tried to understand that from a parent's point of view and I totally get where he might be coming from.
So I took a degree in business. I don't regret taking business because for me, that is my ultimate goal. I want to set up a fashion business in the future and make a living out of it. Like I said, I don't think I fit anywhere else.
My rough estimated plan therefore would be to start work doing fashion, whether it's part of a buying department, the styling department, or anything else in between. Once I've done that and earned a somewhat stable pay, I might want to take the risk and start a business in fashion. Obviously, one thing pops in mind and that is to launch my own brand of RTW. Typing this out and even thinking of it makes me really giddy because I hope I don't sound arrogant nor do I sound too ambitious, but I can imagine myself being in that position where I get to design clothes and be involved in every aspect of a fashion business as the director of a brand. It's been a lifelong dream of mine so I really hope that it pulls through for me.
But again, that's looking waaaaay ahead in the future. Right now, I'm just thinking what to have for buka later.