First, how adorable is Erin from artsocial – our fabulous guest poster from yesterday? That’s right, so adorable. That pom just makes her outfit pop, am I right? Plus she’s from Denver (I am from there too!) and her blog is fabalicious. I hope you’ve added her to your bloglovin’ feed, google reader or whatever the heck you use because she’s one to watch. ALSO today’s post is gettin’ added to her Be Happy Linkup party. Is that enough Erin for you? Nope, not even close.
Second, for those of you who read this little blog and don’t know me personally, thank you. For you, a treat. I’m going to share a few things today. School started back up a few weeks ago and I am enjoying my courses (I work a full time corpo job during the day, and attend fashion courses at night). There is something quite satisfying about being in a room full of your like-minded peers. It’s just great. I have never experienced it before, in this way. To sit back, with the free rein to let your mind explore your dreams in comfort and without judgement, that’s the good shit and its damn near heavenly. I like this most about school. I have my dreams and I don’t have to explain them or fear criticism. However, the overachiever, baller-on-a-budget part of me often wonders if I would be better off teaching myself everything I’d like to know. I am so hungry for the information, and school seems so slow at getting me there. But I’ll stay in school until I’ve made up my mind on that piece.
Let’s talk about these fashion dreams I speak of. While reading the Happiness Project (it’s a revolution, ya’ll) I stopped dead in my tracks at one sentence:
There it was, my lifelong feelings summed up into one sentence. Something I have never been able to put my finger on until that very moment. Hot damn, you nailed it Gretchen! When I was younger, I almost went to FIDM right out of High School. But that quote stopped me, I got a Finance degree instead. Later, I almost stayed in France (during my semester abroad) to live and work in Paris. But that quote stopped me. Now, I attend fashion courses and blog about fashion, and still, that quote stops me. I really like to be taken seriously and always demand respect. Ask anyone that knows me, it’s annoying. Obviously, having a legitimate career is something that backs up that demand, because after all, the number one question you’re asked as an adult is “what do you do?” I also tend to be a pretty rational person so have always sided with the “smarter” choices in life. Fashion, to me, is legitimate. But to the outside world? Not so much. Usually, I’m met with an eye roll, a bitchy or sarcastic “materialistic” comment, or an “oh” accompanied by an arched eyebrow and un-approving nose squish when I mention my interest. I don’t think people get fashion. They think it’s silly. I do too sometimes, like when I’m ranting and raving about a pair of shoes. I mean, a pair of shoes!?! Who cares? There are people starving. People dying. There are new technologies to discover! Diseases to cure. Cars to build. The thing is, it makes me happy. So I’m learning how to figure out what that means in relation to this whole legitimate thing. Stay tuned for life progress and more shoes coming up on the blog.
Any insight you care to share?
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