Monday, 30 May 2011

Once upon a time ...

...there was a freelance fashion stylist who had a goal, a focus and then she did something really silly she followed that goal and it went askew. The truth is Mrs MDS went off to do a masters at the London College of Fashion to further her fabulous fashion credentials. She had grand ideas of creating style extravagances and going back to work in a media company or a magazine. Quite a few companies and magazine editors were interested and gaily Mrs MDS skipped off to college. She missed her induction week, the library tours et al as petit garcon had the chicken pox.

Eighteen months later after completing her masters, working part time as stylist to fund her academic indulgence and still being a mother and running a home (Mr MDS was very helpful btw) - her views, ambitions and goals changed. Never one to be anything other than practical (an antidote to her adventurous, playful wild child side) Mrs MDS carried on working part time to pay off her career development loan which helped to fund her masters. And she began to wonder and think about what she really wanted to do. She suddenly didn't give a fig for fashion or styling. She still loves fashion but from a distance, not in the all absorbing way of old.

In short it seems she has a taken a whopping big chill pill and is happily bumbling along writing her film script, doing the odd project (fashion writing, retail consultancy) and contemplating what next.

The moral of the story is never be afraid to change tack....hence the further adventures of Make Do Style.

10 comments:

  1. Nice to have you back blogging no matter what you decide to write about!

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  2. Looking forward to your future posts, you always right something interesting! ps I think you are really inspiring to make a career change, its absolutely true that we work to live not live to work so its important to have a good work life balance and be happy in what you do. xx

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  3. We love you no matter what Kate - fashion is never the be all and end all, just a part of life that is there to be enjoyed if you like it. Glad you are happily absorbed in the script :) xx

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  4. You are right - we should never be afraid to change direction when we discover that we're heading off in the wrong one!

    Tons of luck with the film script - looking forward to reading about whatever you're writing about!

    Ali x

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  5. Good on you, Kate!
    The best thing I ever did was quitting the high paid career which made me unhappy. xxx

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  6. Looking forward to the further adventures!

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  7. Bumbling is good! And which ever path you end up going down, happiness is the main thing. It's been lovely to see you post more about your family and lifestyle and how much you're enjoying them.

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  8. More inspiration!! I won't drag you through the details here, but I did something similar and I'm now in a bit of a career limbo. I too am bumbling along and it's not too bad! Thank you for sharing. Again! xo

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  9. Dear Kate, you should do whatever makes you happy. You've got more chance of making money from a script than fashion too xx

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