a Taylored Approach
It's no secret I believe the circle of friends I've surrounded myself with are #GirlBosses. Call it a bond of retail, call it a bond of older sibling syndrome or call it a bond of passion but to this day, I am incredibly thankful these women have come into my life. I am still trying to land a tagline to don the next level of bosses that don't need the prefix of "girl" because in my core, I believe even though the movement inspired me to be a driver of my career, it's been done and I'm ready for the next thing. The women who want to make a difference and ultimately, as I've experienced a desire for in the last year, the women who want to drive change. The women who want to be bold.
I've been thinking a lot about my career lately as my 5 year work-a-versary has arrived. 1.7.13. 5 years. 15% of my life (Yes, I am totally a numbers geek now) but nonetheless, 15% of my life and an uncountable number of hours I spend with a team I love, in an industry I am beyond passionate about that's going through a ton of change which ultimately has ignited my perseverance to turn what I know to be true upside down. A future brand president? Lately, I've had grande thoughts. And for those who have followed the blog since the beginning, you know work is the one thing I can't shut out, the one thing in my life that has taken over and still the one thing in my life the right love could conquer.
As I reflect on the last 5 years, the girl who walked into that office 5 years ago is completely different than the mighty blonde in the enormous fur jacket who charges in each day with the belief even in the slightest way, she could leave her mark and be that difference. I am humbled by the fast track I've had in my career and as I take a step back to understand how I've accomplished all of it, a few things come to mind. If I could tell my 20 year old timid self how to own a room, she'd succeed with just these 5.
1) Trust your gut. Stop questioning yourself.
2) There are no ceilings.
3) The work Tay will always be fearless.
4) Don't apologize.
5) Be passionate. It will be the reason you reach for things and ultimately, how you captivate a room.
And while the work scale still excels, a New Year is here to find new ways to recharge the career mind of TC. In my dad's recent post about 'tude, there were a few catchy things that resonated with me of how I can up the 'tude in my personal life. I'll throw a few words at you as I think New Years #goals. Attitude. Fortitude. Magnitude. Put them all together and you can change the course, keep the good that's present going and ultimately, reshape what you want your future to look like. That's the personal side of TC right now. I'm basically Meg Ryan's character in You've Got Mail (ironically her AIM username was Shop Girl, how fitting!), where when I have a game time decision or moment, I get tongue-tied, can't articulate what I really want to say, explain how I really feel or what I really want. And while she is cute, the work TC would totally kick this TC's tush. So goal #1 is for Tay to be bold inside and outside of the office.
I'll leave you with this as I soak in the fashion of the Globes and add to my must watch list.
Leave something better than you found it and be the change you want to see.