Keeping busy being a mom and several projects within PR, communications, acting, and calligraphy, Desireé Hamilton is no stranger to juggling the personal and the professional. We have talked to the multitasker about the “best laid plans” and the joys of parenthood.
How and when did your passion for communications start?
I’ve always been very curious and wanted to learn more about PR and communications and working with it after my first pregnancy. Randomly, I came across an agency that was hiring a showroom manager which I unfortunately didn’t get, but later that year that same agency called for an interview and I was hired as a PR coordinator.
What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the world of fashion?
I’m glad that I’ve had the chance to work for some great brands throughout my 15 plus years in the fashion industry. But it’s a ‘dog eat dog’ world and the competition can get pretty ugly at times, especially if you want to work your way up without stumbling. And I’ve had my fair share of some uncool and disappointing people on my path. But without those bumps on the road I wouldn’t have been where I am today.
You have two children, a boy who is twelve and a little girl who is one year old. Officially you are still on maternity leave, what has that been like compared to working full time?
I’m super blessed and thankful for my children! Without them I don’t know how my life would look like now. Both being at work full time or being on maternity leave can be pretty hectic in many ways. Each with their own deadlines and to-do’s that needs to be done etc. But with that said I love both worlds and I can’t wait to start some new projects in the near future. My mind, body and soul need to get motivated with new energy flow.
You have juggled working and being a mom for many years, is there a trick to staying present in all situations and not wondering what is happening at home while at work or vice versa?
Be true to yourself and be proud of what you’re achieving. Don’t knock yourself down to please everybody else and not doing your best. Stress comes in many ways but be sure to give yourself time to breathe and be present at home or even at work.
What are your dreams for the future, both privately and professionally?
For the last couple of years I’ve tried to figure out what my next move should be. I’ve tried being a co-owner of a kids store and online store, having a sporty workout community and being a creative consultant for various brands. I’ve come to the conclusion that I will always be curious and want to learn more. I’m a dreamer and a big-time believer when a project is either self-made or given to me.
So right now, I’m open and ready to get creative with whatever comes my way.
Is there anything else that you are passionate about at the moment?
I’ve been following some really awesome and inspirational people on Instagram that has my attention. A community platform that involves being active, healthy, living simple, cultural and with a feel good vibe. That pretty much sums up how I want to live and share my passion.
Also, I really want to try and make my own ceramic stuff, so I’m thinking of joining a class very soon. It looks so calm and peaceful and where you can really get into your own thoughts.
Passion; also known as dedication, as hunger, it is the desire to destroy oneself for one’s art. To tear down, move, or start over in order to rebuild and expand. The feeling of not being able to let go. It is a human condition that most are bound by.
Even though we are JUST human, JUST women, JUST female, we all have that drive that makes us ‘more than’. It is what makes us-, our stories-, and our creations unique. From a job, to a child, to a hobby gone wild, we, and you, are more than JUST female. We have gathered some of the most inspiring Danish women that we know for a talk about passion, creativity, and the balance between worklife and homelife.
Let their inspiring stories, trials and errors be a reminder that we all can struggle, we can fail, but something will always have us return to that same place of passion. And maybe the point is not necessarily to succeed, but to have given it your all, and grown in the process.
Tell us about your passion, struggle, and successes!