PANDORA ESSENCE COLLECTIONMonday, April 18, 2016
Friendship is a value I cherish greatly. So when PANDORA asked me to explore the inner values and traits of friendship through the charms of the new ESSENCE collection I couldn’t wait to tell you more about my childhood friends.
Spending my weekend catching up with old friends is something I love to do. This is especially the case with my school friends, I don’t have to see them every day to know they care about me. We can even go days and even weeks without seeing or speaking to each other but we know as soon as we sit down for lunch that it’s like we saw each other yesterday, sharing our packed lunch talking about what we were getting up to after school. I think that’s what I love about my childhood friends.
These kinds of friendships do not depend on daily phone calls, constant meet ups or weekly nights out, it’s the years of friendship we’ve endured since the tender age of 5 that allow us to have such an amazing bond. This is the kind of friendship I value the most. My oldest friends, the one’s I’ve known since primary school that have no involvement in my work, to the point where they do not have a clue about the power of social media, Twitter and Instagram accounts don’t exist, they rely solely on hearing what I’ve been upto, rather than reading it or seeing it online, which is incredibly refreshing to hear in 2016. The pink Friendship charm undoubtably deserves a place on my silver ESSENCE bangle.
The love and care we have for one another is unconditional. We’re like family. As suggested by the rose pink moonstone of the Love charm, associations of love inspires a sense of tender and caring feelings.
Surrounding myself with positive individuals is the key to my success in all the paths I’ve personally chosen to pursue. This was exactly the case with my career path when I turned my hand to fashion, monthly magazines in particular. Tuesdays were always the best day of the week for me-magazine day. I’d constantly been reminded how cut throat the fashion world was but despite all the criticism I was determined to succeed. Covering later after covering letter I finally received a successful response offering me a 4 week placement at one of my most favourite reads. If it wasn’t for the positive attitude and emense encouragement of my best friend encouraging me to accept the offer going above and beyond offering to put me up in London whilst I partake in stressful and at times disheartening year of expenses paid internships I wouldn’t be sat where I am to day. It’s the help, positivity of my best friend combined with the experience and knowledge I gained during my 4 week internship that enabled me to land my dream job as a personal shopper and for that I’ll always be eternally grateful.
Thank you Pandora for allowing me to express the essence of me.