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” Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “

I heard this question almost a year ago. It’s an amazing question because it gets you dreaming about the unimaginable, expecting the unpredictable, and thinking about the possibilities.

This is my story.

I have never had television my entire life, so I often watched movies on my sick days or when I had time to kill. I always fell in love with the fashionable movies – Sex & The City, Devil Wears Prada, 13 Going On 30, and Gossip Girl. I dreamed of cities, heels, and love. Every girl’s dream- but for me I needed it to be my waking moment. The stories of all of these girls may not have been real, but they were simply just like every little girls princess- only older, wiser and career oriented. I had already finished all of my schooling or so I thought, but still felt unsatisfied.

When I was asked the big question (not the “will you marry me?) My first response was “I want to be Carrie Bradshaw.”

And so, I got on my computer and Googled fashion schools in Canada.

John Casablancas Institute was the one that attracted my attention the most. I always wanted to live in a city, and I loved the atmosphere and design of their website and the reviews. I applied immediately.

During my childhood, I was always the kid designing the house, drawing and making objects, and creating mood boards and fashion scrapbooks. I planned my wedding and pretty much had Pinterest (which didn’t exist at this point) on my walls. I wanted to be 30 so badly; that made me relate to 13 Going On 30. I am 11 years from turning 30, but it doesn’t mean my thoughts have changed.

After getting accepted into JCI, I packed up my entire life and moved to Vancouver within a month, starting a new year, with new aspirations, new love and new things. Attending a fashion program after completing a diploma in Cosmetology finally put me on the right path. My five-year goal is still the same; I want to become a fashion editor with Carrie Bradshaw ambitions and style. I want to make this world beautiful. I think there is too much destruction in this world, and not enough appreciation around us to inhibit our inner passions.

My goal for my blog is to import wisdom, practice my writing skills, share insight from the fashion world, and encourage others to get up and do what they love. Your career will never wake up and tell you it doesn’t love you anymore.

From me to you,

Asia Thorpe-Doubble

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