What lead me to now be studying at LCC? It’s been a complicated road. For the last four years, I have been an apprentice and full time professional chef trying to prove myself in a difficult industry which I have slowly been falling out of love with, while I continued and deeply fell in love with Art and Illustration. So why did I not do this sooner?
Well, I was scared. For many reasons I spent nearly all my life wanting to become a chef, and applying to Uni seemed scary as I had no qualifications. But then on the 15th December 2017 my life changed.
I went through an unforgettable and unimaginable trauma, and I broke down to nothing. I stopped living my life and lived inside my head in a vicious cycle. I felt like I couldn’t escape, work became too much and after a period of a month off in May I decided that I can’t let the bad things in my life control the way I want to live and I need to live my life the way I want, and that’s what I did. I took me nearly 6 weeks but after quitting my job I applied to UAL to study Illustration and Visual Media and was completed shocked when I was accepted in August.
I decided I can’t let the bad blood I carry control me even though it will always be with me, and I want to take a step towards a brighter and happier future.