Striped Chiffon Top & Cigarette Trousers: Mango | Bag: Celine (same as here) | Heels: SM Parisian | Burmese Sapphire Earrings | Ring: Charriol
Back when I was in High School, I’ve always envisioned myself to be a “Boss” in the corporate world. I had this image of myself, commanding everyone’s attention in some fancy boardroom while presenting numbers and pie charts and consequently closing deals left and right, with a frazzled assistant carrying a pocket organiser and updating me constantly on my scheduled meetings. Obviously, I was young and naive–things seem so much simpler in one’s fantasies (and pocket organisers are as good as dead).
Real life is quite different, of course. I’m almost 27 and unfortunately, still not running my own company. As much as I’d want to come to work being driven in a Lincoln and carrying exotic skinned Birkins while having an assistant waiting on me hand and foot at my every beck and call, it’s not going to happen anytime soon. I’ve levelled with the fact that I’m never going to get an MBA from Wharton and I’m quite bad with numbers (except when it’s money matters) and pie charts. Also, I tend to make awkward jokes during client presentations. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to think that I’m mostly bloody brilliant in my job (“mostly” is my qualifier and this is a self-evaluation), but I’m still learning the ropes of the industry and my position. I’m young and I don’t have that much experience and credible expertise on my side.
But it is important to dream a little bit bigger.
Who’s to say I won’t ever run a company one day? I’ve a lifetime ahead of me. What I do know is that I want to elevate my work for a higher purpose–something that’s socially relevant, maybe. What’s important now is to continue learning constantly and to have a better grasp of how I want my career path to go. So now I’m going to do my job with a goal set in sight, and I’m going to do my best and go with the flow, all while ensuring that my outfits are en-pointe.