This past month I have gone through some major changes career wise. After spending almost three years both happily and unhappily ensconced in an office job where my quite varied role was fairly straightforward (at times anyway) I decided to leave and try something different. After years of wanting to write for a living and not just as a ‘side project’ I finally decided to break out of my comfort zone and in the wonderful words of Nike, to Just Do It.
I now work from home. Along with editing ‘Diary of A Fashion Muse‘ I contribute to other websites. As time goes by the plan is to continue contributing and eventually build up a solid list of regular ongoing freelance work. A major goal of mine is to have my own column in print some day. This isn’t as easy as it may sound however I am willing to put in the hard work needed. The researching and the plotting of ideas and constant outlines will lead to (hopefully many) triumphs and of course rejections (which, mercifully I have yet to experience but no doubt will in future, as all writers inevitably do). I am prepared.
The differences in working for a company and working from home are vast, obviously. I no longer keep regular hours as I did in the past. In fact now I really could be doing anything at any time of the day. All of this I anticipated, but what I didn’t think of was one major issue. My wardrobe. Or rather, my lack of wardrobe.
Click HERE to read how Elsie Kassis of Diary of a Fashion Muse figures out a working wardrobe without the office job dress code.