Sometimes things come together when you least expect it, and for me, one of those kinda moments happened recently when Who What Wear reached out to me to partner with them for a special event this week.
For the longest time, I thought I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up. In a household where two parents worked in foreign diplomacy, having CNN International constantly on in the background was normal to me… and this passive exposure to the world of journalism was where my love of the profession began. As early as third grade, I admired women like Christiane Amanpour for pushing the limits of international journalism, and I also loved watching the special weekly programs like Style With Elsa Klensch and Inside Africa with Femi Oke… I was convinced that this was something I wanted to do as a career — I wanted to be the next big news anchor!
Of course, since the 90’s the business of journalism has changed… and unfortunately, not for the better. While I do enjoy the odd episode of reality television every now and then, I’m not a fan of the Kardashian-heavy sensationalized news headlines and click-baiting fluff articles that journalism has devolved into… and this is probably why I pivoted towards a career in marketing and communications… and started turning to personal blogs and online publications as my way of consuming organic content that I’m actually interested in. I’ve been an avid reader of Who What Wear ever since long before I created my blog, when I got an email from them, inviting me to partner on a couple of upcoming projects, I had a surreal “pinch me” moment. It felt like everything I’ve been building for the past three years was finally being validated, with one of the web’s biggest authorities on fashion reaching out to ME!
What’s even better is that I’m getting to share this experience with youThe Career Code.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
6:00 – 8:00PM
BANANA REPUBLIC – LENOX SQ. MALL
RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/1WfinQV
Pop in to say hi, and tell me what YOU’VE always wanted to be when you grow up
shot by Udee B.
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