The past few weeks I’ve spent most of my time styling for Mix Apparel, the Australian based company I consult for. While on set yesterday, I remembered how grateful I am for my job. It’s almost a year since leaving corporate America and although I’ve had moments of doubt and uncertainty, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to make the change. Because I get to collaborate on such diverse projects, I learn something new and am challenged on the reg. I have also met some of the loveliest, most creative and inspiring people I’ve ever known. I’m reminded when I scroll through my inbox how most of these relationships didn’t exist just one year ago. It’s mind-blowing what can happen when you switch paths. My world has opened up to a whole new level and the growth is immeasurable both professionally and personally. Even on days when I am scared and wavering (which can happen from time to time), I know I’m doing what I love, what I choose – stretching myself and expanding so that I can land exactly where I want to be. Early on I would cry to Dina, saying how alone I felt, how I didn’t know if I was strong enough to continue and question if I had what it took to be successful. I was looking for validation and wanted reassurance that it was the right decision. In time I realized no one can do that for me – it needed to come from within. None of it mattered until I believed in myself. And that took me time to find too. I wouldn’t trade those difficult moments out for anything. They have proven worth fighting through. It’s not simple choosing an unpredictable path, but if you have a passion for something different, embrace your inner courage and do it. Grab every ounce of strength and decide to take control of your destiny. There are times of discomfort and it won’t be easy, but the reward is living your fullest, most nourishing and best life. You only have one – make it what you want it be.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at our kids shoot from yesterday at Industria Studios. Candy, Amy and Mark, in some of the photos below, are just a few of those amazing new additions to my life. I hope you have a fantastic weekend filled with tons of soul and lots of style! xx jenny