I recently quit my job at Forever 21 as a Store Manager, where I was for 7 years.
The thing is, I actually loved every single day of being there and put in way more hours than required. I was lucky I had a chance to handle and enjoy the fast paced environment with lots of people and a constant huge list of things to do. Over the past 7 years, I got defined by the brand from endless styles to being business-minded. Forever 21 took a big part in my self-growth and discovery of passions. All my ideas of a perfect job were satisfied there.
Rewind to a year ago. I decided I wanted to find out greater things of me. Somehow I was lead to NYC, so I ended up spending more and more days off there, most of the time by myself, taking classes on entrepreneurship, volunteering for NY Fashion Week for fun, and just meeting random people for entertainment. In the process, I fell in love with the city. There I decided to start Outfit Adventure and after that only craved more from the place. One night I made a wish for my dreams to come true there in the following year.
The year went by and I continued to roam through busy streets.
Somehow I knew there was change was bound to happen and I was getting mentally prepared for it. This gave me a very humbling feeling since I actually loved where I was at the moment and how things were playing out in my life, but I knew I was ready for something else. When an opportunity found me, I realized it was all I was looking forward to. A new challenge of learning something completely new and proving to myself again that I can succeed no matter what.
You see, nothing grows in the comfort zone, and I wanna grow.
So I put behind me all 7 years of fashion in a huge company and rolled the dice with a small skincare business out of sheer desire for challenge and being in one of the greatest cities in the world daily. Don’t worry, the outfits will continue coming.
In my heart I will always be a Forever 21 girl.