August 9, 2012

Adventures In Your Own Backyard


Hello there! My last outfit post was like, more than two weeks ago? Shame! I spent half of this time in my waitress uniform and the other half in pyjamas (double shame!). I accepted so many freelancing projects at once (yay!) and worked 40+ hours per week at my job (booh!), so I got very little free time in the past few weeks. I am a notorious procrastinator, but I am very impressed by my recent workaholic behaviour! I'm not very fond of being a waitress (gosh, I won't tell you about the group of impolite/rude/ just plain hellish customers I served last weekend!), but I am completely in love with graphic design. I graduate in May and knowing that my dream job is not out of reach anymore is very motivating! Designing just doesn't feel like work. Each project is an exciting new adventure and I love the whole creative process. Plus, making a client happy with an awesome design is the best thing ever!


My mother (hey! I know you're reading this! I love you anyway!) always told me that I had the potential to become a doctor and she always pushed me to take some advanced math and science classes, hoping I would change my mind about my career choice (graphic design = my childhood dream!). She kept telling me that graphic designers had very low salaries compared to some other jobs I would be able to reach with a little more effort and blah blah blah, but what's the point of doing something you really don't enjoy just for the sake of money? I don't want a job to make tons of cash (good for me if I do make big bucks), I want a job that will fulfill my desire to create stuff, help me pay the rent/eat/take warm showers and *eventually* allow me to be my own boss as a freelancer.


I keep annoying my friends about the old RV I dream of buying and turning into a mobile design studio. I would love to live on the road for a few months, driving to Arizona, visiting places and designing pretty stuff along the way. This is a very romantic idea, but I think it's very doable. This dream is completely crazy to my left-brained mom: why would a girl give up financial security to live in a trailer and never wake up at the same place? Because of this little something called wanderlust. I want to wander and live adventures before I get anchored by a bunch of little children. I don't want to get caught up in grown-up stuff before enjoying a bit of freedom! It's better to have a few of "I actually did it" than a ton of "I wish I did it". I believe our 20's are made for taking risks, so let's bite the bullet and live our dreams (and please remind me to do so if I ever forget). What are your dreams?


Some wise words from Disney's Pocahontas: "He wants me to be steady like the river, but it's not steady at all".


Dress: Envy Me (WTF?! Really?!) / Top: UK2LA / Belt: came with a pair of shorts / Bow: H&M
Shoes: F Troupe via Virginie's Cinema who got them via Selective Potential (lots of blogger's feet!)

Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Backyard


NB: After almost 10 years of me blabbing about my graphic design stuff, my mom finally accepted my choice and now she's pretty supportive. Sadly, I can't say the same about my RV studio plans ;)

15 comments:

  1. I love the black & white picture :) Oh and the shoes too ;)

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  2. I love your shoes, they are so pretty.

    I am a student studying fashion knitwear, people ask what i do at university and are shocked when i say knitwear and nearly always go on to say " you can get a degree in that?". Knitwear is my life and fortunatly my parents have always told me to follow my dream which i did

    I do what i live everyday and my dream from now it to have my pwn knitwear buisness, hopefully one day :)
    Goodluck with your dream, it sounds amazing

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    Xx

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    1. This sounds amazing! Good luck with your future business. I would love to see what you do! Will you post some creations on your blog soon? :)

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  3. I can totally relate with you. Well, kind of just starting off with blogging but I have huge dreams for the future with where I might end up through this. I know I have to start somewhere and the steps might be little, but, by golly, I will get there eventually. I do feel kind of stuck right now having a full time job as a receptionist and long for the freedom of working for myself full time and being able to help out around my community more, travel, or just to spend more time being creative.
    It's inspiring to watch people take their dreams and run with them.
    Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. You blog is very promising, Erin! I really liked your rock necklace DIY and I am looking forward to more creative ideas from you. Keep blogging and inspiring others! :) xo

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  4. You are so right, your twenties are meant to fun and adventurous!

    I just turned 30 and honestly, I had the best time in my twenties although my parents didn't always agree with my choices :)

    I'm sure you will accomplish all your dreams and more.

    Virginie xo

    ps: I'm glad you like the shoes!!

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    1. Thanks! You are a true inspiration for me. Reading about your adventures in filmmaking showed me that passion and dedication are the keys to a happy and fulfilling career. Looking forward to more movie making sneak peeks <3

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  5. Omg I totally want that too sometimes! To just ride around the world and design and wake up somewhere different everyday. But I also want a big house with a pool and to fly around the world so xD gotta decide but yeah I get that a lot "graphic designers don't make enough money" but I just couldn't picture myself at an office doing the same job for the rest of my life, the interesting thing about graphic design is all the different projects you can work on. Loved your outfit, the lace top looks adorable on top of that floral dress and the shoes are so cute! Good to have you back

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    1. Yes! That's why I love graphic design so much: there are so many possibilities for us.Having a big house is a nice dream, too. It must be so fun to have so many rooms to decorate for different purposes! And a huge pool is pretty awesome, too :)

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  6. J'adore vos souliers! They are lovely and I don't even like brown/beige! Ils sont vraiment super!

    Follow your dreams, you'll never regret it as long as you keep one foot on the ground.

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    1. Thank you! These are very wise words. Dreams and projects are important, but being realistic helps accomplishing them.

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  7. glad you're back, these pictures are beautiful!

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  8. aw this is so girly and pretty- i especially love that sweet bow in your hair. you're kind of becoming my style crush, must admit haha

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    1. Aw <3 I just stopped by your blog and I must admit that I'm quite jealous of your print-mixing skills and this orange dress of yours.

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  9. I love your outfit! Too cute!! :)

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