Why I Never Told Anyone I Was A Student

And how a supportive online community helped me get over it.

As long as I’ve been blogging, I’ve been going to school. It started out as a hobby and through being the guinea pig for all my school projects, starting to develop into what it is today.

For a long time, I kept school and blogging separate and for some reason, I didn’t want people to know that I was a student because I was often the youngest in the room and thought that admitting I was still in school would hinder the ability to be regarded as a professional. Wanting to hide the fact that I was often spread so thin between work, school and blogging was another reason I would glaze over the fact that I was actually leaving events early to do homework.

However, I realized that we all have our daily struggles and responsibilities to manage alongside our dreams, so I started sharing more about student life on social media and the response from all of you was so supportive that I kept going; because ultimately I don’t want to pretend my life is something it isn’t and I wanted to share that going to class in the morning, photoshoots in the afternoon and events in the evening is 100% possible if you love what you do! Doing homework on planes and submitting assignments in different time zones isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but it’s possible.

After studying my ass off and turning down every event in the last week, I’m so proud to say that I wrote my last exam yesterday morning. The feeling of being completely finished hasn’t quite hit me yet, but hopefully by the time I cross the stage in May, I’ll believe it!

“Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.”

Sarah Mulder necklace | Banana Republic bracelet | Laudem Deo dress

Photos by Thomas Bullock

  • Yay, congratulations! I know from personal experience how hard it can be to juggle school and blogging. That’s why I stopped for a while in college. I think it’s amazing when people can do both!

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    • Jessica Luxe

      Well it sounds like you’re back into it now – so congrats!

  • I love this outfit so much! That dress & location is beyond! So glad you finished it up and managed to do both. 🙂

    Aicha | http://www.thefashionheist.com

    • Jessica Luxe

      Thank you so much! This location is in my neighbourhood and I’ve never been there before, so I had to!

  • Lippie 143

    this outfit is soo gorgeous, love how you styled the dress and you are soo beautiful too. enjoyed reading the post.
    lippie x

    • Jessica Luxe

      So glad you love the dress, it’s so easy to wear!

  • La Veine

    Congratulations girl, being a student is something to be proud of! Great post!


    • Jessica Luxe

      Thank you for that, it took some time, but I’m proud of it now!

  • Congrats! It’s hard to balance school itself what more if you add blogging to the mix. love ur style!


    • Jessica Luxe

      Tell me about it! Luckily I used my blog as the basis for a lot of projects so I got to do both at the same time here and there 🙂

  • Merel van Poorten

    I fully understand why you said that! Your pictures are amazing babe.

    X Merel

    • Jessica Luxe

      It’s the story of personal struggle we all deal with, but in the end being open and honest is a lot easier on your soul <3