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Reach For Your Dreams


A little pick me up for anyone who is like me and underestimates and puts themselves down too much. 


I remember when I was transitioning from college to university and I was incredibly envious (not jealous, there is a slight difference) of people within my atmosphere who were heading to shows at LFW. One particular memory is of a friend who turned around to me one day and told me straight to my face that I would never make it. My end of education report from university even states "You are too stubborn to make it within the fashion industry".  The sadness I felt at this time in my life which isn't even a year ago yet really got me down. I put myself down so much. I stopped blogging as much and I didn't even pick my camera up a lot anymore. How sad is that? The two passions I have in life I stopped because I let people kick me down.

I graduated 9 months ago and am now a published freelance photographer. I have been shooting for majority of model agencies and have built up a fine contact book of people I have collaborated with. My blog is doing well and is something I created in 2011 from scratch with no help. I work with so many great brands and companies and I feel that is something to be proud of.

LFW this month is 20-24th Feb and I am heading to 23 shows. No one helped me. I did it all myself. I just want to remind everyone that if you have a dream and it seems like it's a little too far to reach; it's not. You have to believe in yourself, work hard (usually for free), intern, offer to help people out, put yourself out there, say hello to people and surround yourself with other people who do all of the above. You will do it. Take a risk and try it.

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  1. This is so inspirational I love how you did everything you wanted and more despite what anyone said, I realy hope you enjoy fashion week yyou deserve it,

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Fowzee. It's such a lovely feeling reading such positive comments!
      Ashleigh x

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  2. A wonderful achievement! Always prove the doubters wrong! I loved this post, you deserve to be there this year more than anyone :) Rebecca | www.rebeccamariee.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah thank you Rebecca! It does feel great I must admit :) Hope you are well! X

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  3. I love posts like this, because I know exactly what it's like to be knocked back.

    I'd love to get into photography myself, or writing but I also love studying nursing. I guess I could say I'm one of those people who enjoys a bit of everything haha :) x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. It's a horrible feeling isn't it Rebecca! You do soooo much haha! Talented lady! X

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  4. I’m in love with your blog! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!
    p.s. new post - how I met Victoria Beckham http://www.dianacloudlet.com/2015/02/victoria-beckham-zip-pouch-met-victoria-beckham.html

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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