Denim in Distress

by cecylia on June 8, 2014

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They say that a leopard can’t change its spots. That’s a zoological fact! I may only be wearing leopard print by Karen Millen and French Connection, but metaphorically speaking, I also have many ‘spots’ that I cannot change.

One of my biggest ‘spots’ is my role as a veterinarian. When I finished high school, I didn’t know which career path to take. I can still recall randomly putting down ‘Veterinary science’ on my preference list without any clue about it. I got in and started the most confusing 4 years of my life.

The years during uni was a challenge because I didn’t see myself as a vet, but I was also directionless about changing courses. It was a miracle that I graduated and got a (really good) job. Thinking back, I don’t know how my uni friends and colleagues put up with me. I owe you so much Geri, Sara, Emma and Matt.

In the past 7 years, I even tried to ‘wean’ myself off my role as a vet. From a full-timer to part-timer when I ran the boutique, to now a locum as I juggle motherhood and the blog, I always thought that one day I’d wave goodbye to veterinary science. But God obviously has other plans - I know that now. Despite me attempting to run away, He has shown me what a blessing and a privilege it is to be a vet. So instead of trying desperately to remove this ‘spot’, I’ve learnt to embrace it.

I now have a new-found passion for vet. I am genuinely interested in the medicine, I’ve become more empathetic with the owners, and I’ve even been given the opportunity to use my creative side for the clinic! A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but it can learn to love them.

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I wonder if you’re also stuck in a rutt like I was. I hope that you may embrace your current situation because an appreciative heart will work wonders. And who knows? God just may use your ‘spots’ to change you and bless others!

Where: at a Primary School

Wear: French Connection Denim Jacket / Karen Millen Dress / Vintage Earrings & Petticoat / Micky In the Van Clutch / Vionnet Heels

Chinese Translation (Click below to read)

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有句话说,“豹 岂 能 改 变 斑 点 呢 ?”虽然我只是穿着豹点,但的确我也有一些斑点我很想改变。
我生命当中最大的斑点就是我对我职业的态度。我读完高中后,我不知道大学该学什么。我非常随便地写下了“兽医学”,根本不知到这个专业到底是怎么一会事。谁知道,我入学了。

大学的那四年是个挑战,因为我并不很想学兽医,但我也没有勇气/方向改变课程。很奇妙的,我毕业了,并得到了很好的工作。抚今追昔,我真欠我的大学朋友和同事们。

这七年里,我一直想停止作兽医。因此我开了时装店,写了时装博客,我一直以为有一天我会挥手告别兽医。但神有他的安排,我现在才明白。尽管我试图逃跑,他让我知道作一名兽医是多么荣幸和幸福的职业。以前我以为我得改变我的 “斑点”,但现在我学会去喜爱它。
至今我对兽医有了新的激情,我对兽医医学更感了兴趣,我变得对宠物主人更有同情心。而且最近我在一个诊所使用上了我艺术的特能!

可能你和我以前一样,很想换工作。我希望你愿意接受你现在的情况,有一份感恩的心能改变一切。谁知道?神可能会使用你的‘斑点’来改变你,来祝福他人!

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Kirsty June 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Love the dress Cecylia! You look beautiful.
Thats how I feel about my job! so understand completely!
x Kirsty
http://geelongfashionista.com

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cecylia June 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm

really? Kirsty? What do you do? Tell me more!!!

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