New Chapter, New Goals

It’s been a hot minute since I have been able to sit down and put a blog post together, moving forward it is something I plan on working on. I say “work on” because I haven’t had the time to dedicate myself to it. Life has been crazy busy this past year and a lot is about to change.

I’m closing a chapter in my life and looking forward to the new challenges ahead. Let’s start from the beginning.

As some of you may know I have been working in the fashion industry for a few years now, this past year I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work for a Toronto local brand. The experience I gained was incredible, I made so many new friends, did new things, and really grew in my craft. I basically had my dream job…. but something wasn’t right. I wasn’t happy. The environment wasn’t right, I found myself drowning in anxiety, stress and tears.

I don’t want to speak poorly about the brand I was working for, It wasn’t all bad. But I reached a point where the stress and anxiety became too much. I also came to point where I couldn’t grow anymore. There wasn’t anything new for me to take on, I couldn’t grow from the position, nor could I move up anymore within the company. All in all, it was time for a change.

What I took from that experience is to never settle, never settle on your worth, never settle on what you deserve and never settle on how you should be treated. I’m so excited to start my new position and face new challenges, but most of all, I’m excited to be part of a team and an environment where I am valued and appreciated. I landed an exciting position with an up and coming advertising agency and I honestly can’t wait to see what the position and opportunity has to hold for me.

As I step into this new chapter, I am also launching my own business. This venture has always been a dream of mine, a passion I was also too scared to pursue and now, it’s all I can think about. So I’m doing it, I am so happy to introduce my very own online boutique, Pink Cactus. The shop is launching in just a few short days and I can’t wait to share all the exciting plans I have for it.

Stay tuned for more life updates and to learn more about Pink Cactus.



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