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.”
Photos by Thomas Bullock