Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is an inspiration to me. I don’t just love her fashion, but her attitude to life. There are so many quotes from her that I love that I can’t pick a favourite.

Earlier this year I went to Madam Tussauds (if that’s how you spell it?) and I got my picture taken with her Breakfast at Tiffany’s waxwork. Then, my friend bought me a boxset of her films and I fell in love with Roman Holiday and Sabrina. To me, she is such an icon because even after so many years, people like me still enjoy her work. She has a timeless beauty and elegance and such a positive outlook on life, which I wish I had more of. I aspire to be like her, if only in attitude.

Even when she was a major star, she didn’t let fame go to her head and didn’t change herself:

“Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.”

In terms of fashion, I like her style. She could look gorgeous and elegant, and attractive to men without showing everything like so many celebrities do now-just watch pretty much any chart music video.

“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”

I hope she will live on as an icon to girls like me long into the future, because I think we need more people like Audrey in the world.

Some other quotes:

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.”


Stinky fish, gory bodies and boredom

I’m going to cheat a bit because it says to pick one job, but there are many jobs that I would hate to do. 

Firstly, the whole field of medicine is out of the question for me as I can’t stand gore and I am not good with blood. So, doctors, dentists, opticians, etc are a big no-no.

Then, on a similar note, I would not be able to work in a morgue or anything like that as dead people are 1) kind of creepy to be around, 2) depressing, especially when you think about their death and family… 3) in a mean way, smelly. 

That leads me on to stinky jobs. Since I hate fish because of the smell any job that involves fish is revolting to me. If I worked in a factory or a power plant where the gases and chemicals would smell, I probably wouldn’t be able to stand it,so that can be added to the list. 

Thinking more deeply, I would have to say that an admin or secretarial office job would be a nightmare because the monotonous routine would bore me to death. Also, I feel that although someone has to do those jobs, and I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I would just be annoyed at the fact that I could be doing bigger and better things. This relates to low paid jobs such as cleaning. 

Looking at the way my list of nightmare jobs has developed, I seem to be picky about jobs. The reason is ambition. I want to and believe I can, one day, do a job that I love and I can be successful and happy in.