Subject: A letter to my younger intern self
You ready? I don't think you are. At the moment you're 18 and thinking you're re-inventing the wheel by interning... news flash, thousands of other girls are also doing the same across the country so buckle up and get ready to compete (just kidding, its not a competition.... but you'll feel like it at times). Get ready to walk into rooms filled with celebrities, reality TV stars you can't stand (*cough* the Kardashians), some of your hero's and some people who are so high on their own supply it'll make you question why you're working in fashion. Ignore the glitz and the glam and listen up... get your notebook at the ready because you're about the learn more in the next 2 years than you will in the whole of your educational life.
So, you'll move to New York and it'll change your life, you'll start a blog that'll be the best and most rewarding thing you do... and you'll also start to build an app that sets you up nicely for graduate life and the working world (oh and pay more attention to the "nerds" in office... as you'll wish you were one at 23)
Stop second guessing your career choices and roll with it, you will find your feet and feel more experienced and ready for the working world than you could ever have imagined.
Don't be so hard on yourself, block out the noise, get your head down and be yourself.
Oh, and remember people’s names... because 23-year-old you has a contact book on your phone with names of people, the companies they work at and the colour of clothing they were wearing when you first met... which, just isn’t sustainable.
You have a mad, crazy and fucking scary few years ahead but you're going to laugh a lot and learn the meaning of work ethic.
Ok... good luck, your gonna need it.
Hannah (23, soon to be 24... mentally 38)