Because it seemed to sum up the place I am in right now, today I decided to repost the final blog post to appear on www.bonmardi.com right here on luckiest woman alive:
Welcome to the post-grad me! As I file away my student card and start the post grad journey into employment, I have decided to suspend my blog posts on bon mardi and amalgamate my professional site with my blog so they can be found in one handy place. So feel free to trip on over to my newly renovated website: www.luckiestwomanalive.com , ** *take a look around and sign up to receive news of my design exploits in this next, slightly thrilling, phase of my career.
Thanks very much for following - as I write this post I note that bon mardi has attracted over 20,000 views in four years which is pretty cool. Your interest has been a happy accident on my road to creative fulfilment. And one thing I have learnt in the last four years is that happy accidents can be the catalyst for amazing things.
The other things I have learnt? In taking on two degrees at this stage of my life, I have learnt that I continue to be capable of doing anything I really want to do and that photography, as well as being rewarding career and pass-time in itself, can also be a a treasure trove of inspiration for many, many other areas of work. Armed with my various cameras, I look forward at the possibilities of a career in design, academia, curatorial roles, communication, making art or craft... maybe even all of the above. And these are just the tip of the iceberg... it really is all on me. I have never felt more full of potential.
Finally, I have learnt that I AM the luckiest woman alive - because I am surrounded by love which informs all my creativity and makes each of my days that little bit easier to get through. So to those whom I love and love me:
For all your support.
From the luckiest woman alive xx
(It wouldn't be right to sign off without a word from Kevin Smith)
Don't let anybody tell you different, man: the main goal in life, career-wise, should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.
** if you're reading this on luckiestwomanalive.com - yay! You are here already.