Fashion Fast Lane
For the past two years I have been living in a quiet, affluent beach side community called La Jolla near San Diego. Most of my design clients hail from New York City, Los Angeles or overseas. All my work was done from my home office/studio with two pugs. It was life in the fashion slow lane. Not much interaction with people except on Skype or when I went to LA for meetings or maybe the odd Vegas trade show.
Fast forward to today, I am commuting from La Jolla on weekends to work in Downtown Los Angeles aka. DTLA during the week. I am actually coach surfing, staying with friends and family all over Los Angeles. My commutes are crazy, LA traffic is super crazy. I have put miles and miles on my car but I love my job! I am getting to know new parts of Los Angeles that I have never explored before like Korea Town, Los Feliz, Silverlake, etc.
I am lucky that I am relatively healthy because I am commuting to LA, wearing 4 inch heels all day and I am fine. I would not be doing this unless I loved creating things. I won't go into detail about the company or the job but lets just say I am the only person in the handbag department and I am the Creative Director. Its a new division for the company and I am starting it from scratch.
I like working in the fashion industry because the people are eccentric, interesting and have passion.
Passion fuels my work. I could not do this if it wasn't for passion. I am lucky to find work that I enjoy and can do in my sleep.
I have tried a lot of different jobs. When I was a teenager I worked on the farm, was a maid for a hotel, worked as a dental assistant, was a cocktail server and in my 20's I worked as an Executive Assistant, then an Executive Recruiter and for a while as a travel writer in Thailand.
What is your passion? Sometimes you just have to keep trying different things until you find out what you like.