This week I am pleased to introduce you to Bianca who blogs over at The Tailored Life, her personal guide to living a simple but glamorous life. She has a passion for design and is equally inspired by decor and fashion. Below she shares her answers to my “What I…” questions!
What you study won’t necessarily become your career. I’ve come along way since my journalism days and after two years in newspaper production I won’t ever go back to print media. What Lois Lane made glamorous on television is soul-destroying work in reality, with long hours and peanuts for pay. They don’t teach you that at University.
But in saying that I’m also proof that you can teach yourself to do almost anything. You just need passion, time and perseverance. While I spent the last two years teaching myself graphic design, I’m now currently pursuing a venture that requires me to learn a new industry. I’m still searching for my place in the world but I know each of my skills will be useful in the journey.
My husband. I married young on the cusp of turning 23. He was the first person I ever trusted completely and I’ve never for a moment felt we wouldn’t be together forever. Having a strong relationship so early in life has allowed me to put all my energy into an assortment of projects. I often joke and say while there’s no drama at home there’s plenty in my career!
We’ve already weathered two moves with renovations together and we’ve only ever had one sleeping-on-the-couch incident (where my husband, a little drunk, sent himself to the couch).
Blogs, lots of blogs. I’m a visual and digital creature by nature and so I’m right at home in the blogosphere. I have however enjoyed a few good books in my time. Agatha Christie and Anne Rice are, and will always be, my literary heroes – who doesn’t love murder mysteries and vampires?
A lifelong career. I’m honestly a little tired of flip-flopping about and want to find that something that sticks with me for good. I’ve already been successful with a previous venture but my heart wasn’t in it so I shut it down after a year. I’m looking for that healthy balance of fun and finance – after all it’s only fun once you’ve paid the bills.
An incredible amount of black, with a dash of red, white and navy. I’m not sure how my closet got this way but getting dressed is a lot easier when everything matches. I’m a sucker for Country Road, Mango and Forever New. I could happily shop in only these three places for the rest of my life.
My Apple family… I’m lost without technology and spend close to 10 hours a day on my computer, iPhone or iPad. My husband is no different and we can often be spotted watching TV while browsing the Internet in the evenings together.
Dark chocolate… I’ve been lactose intolerant for almost three years now. I can indulge in very few desserts; it’s been devastating for my pastry-loving self. Lindt is all that keeps me from going truly insane.
Positive feedback… I’m my harshest critic and as I’ve been working at home on my own for some time now, positive feedback is sometimes hard to come by. There’s no one to review your progress, bounce ideas off or give you that delightful bonus. There’s only you. As a result I thrive on any feedback from my friends and family. It’s just about the only way I stop contemplating what a potential loser I am 😉
Thanks so much for your answers Bianca and while I can’t comment on other spheres of your career I can give you positive feedback about your blog – it’s BEAUTIFUL. You are one talented lady. I wish I had the designer skills you do to create all those lovely collages, pretty pics and other beautiful bits – they all add up to making one lovely blog.
Head over to The Tailored Life and see for yourself!
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