It's been a while since my last post. There are any number of excuses I could reel off, but I'm not sure it really matters. Who's deadline am I working to anyway?
Speaking of deadlines, I'm not going to have any for at least a year. University deadlines, that is.
The reason for that is because I have decided to take some time away from my course. Temporarily but, depending on how this year pans out, it could become permanent.
For anyone that knows me personally, this might seem a bit out of the blue; all I can say is, it was for me too. Although the decision certainly hasn't been made rashly. I've thought about it, thought about it, and thought about it some more. Talked it over with my family and course leader. And the more I think about it, the more confident I am that it's the right decision for me, at this point in my life.
I don't want to start getting all dramatic and heavy as I've had plenty of that over the past couple of days and feel utterly emotionally drained.
In a nutshell, I'm using this year to focus on the direction I would like to head in. I decided I wanted to do a costume degree at the ripe young age of 15 and since then have been so focused on that one goal that I didn't let myself look in any other directions. I still enjoy the design side of costume, I just feel at this point in my life I need to look a little closer at my options. Whether I still want to do costume at uni, or I want to pursue it from a different angle, or I might change my field altogether, I don't know and won't for a while.
But I feel good about that. I feel much more relaxed and free to make the right choice.
Not to say I won't continue this blog. Just because I've hit a temporary glitch in my career path doesn't mean to say I've lost my devotion to costume and all things related! And I certainly won't stop designing...who knows where it might take me?!
So there we go. It will take me a while to come to terms with a change so big and out of character for me.
But I'll get there eventually.