Why I Was Gone For So Long But Now I’m Back

Hello readers!!! I hope all of you had fantastic holidays and happy New Year to you all. I know that it has been since November since my last post. However, I was missing for a great reason. As some of you may know, I was finishing up my degree in December. That being said, I was an extremely busy gal. In fact, I literally went two months without a day off. I kid you not. It was insane! My life consisted of school, internship, and work. My stress level was at an all time high and I didn’t think I would make it out alive. Fortunately, I did. And because I went through all of that stress, I am stronger for it. I now have my degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising!

I learned a lot from my internship and got to work with a very talented jewelry designer/maker! It was exciting. At school I was responsible for writing numerous speeches for my last term. Let me just say that writing and delivering speeches is not my forte. However, I came out of there a better speaker. Thank you Mr. Wilds.

While I regret not blogging through December, I succeeded in finishing several goals. I would like to announce that I am back to my blog and I can’t wait to post more about what I’ve been up to. I am currently on a plane back to Nashville from Las Vegas! Yes, I needed a vacation reward. Stay tuned for photos from my trip and more!

Thank you all for reading!

-C

Internship

Hello everyone! As some of you know, I have started my college internship. I am in my last term of fashion school and cannot wait to graduate in December! As a part of my last term, my school requires their students to have at least one hundred and twenty hours of an internship related to the student’s related field study. It took me a while to find my internship. I was very picky. I didn’t want to intern for a huge corporation but I wanted a credible internship. After searching for a few months, I found the perfect internship opportunity.

Let me just tell you; it’s all about networking. I met a business owner at work (where I sell makeup and skincare all day). My co-worker was helping her and noticed her adorable necklace. When she asked who made it the woman informed her that she did. She is a local jewelry designer/maker. My co-worker knows I love everything fashion and cute and we all began talking about her business. We exchanged contact information.

A few weeks later it hit me. Why not intern for this awesome company?! So I got in touch with her and after a few meetings, we decided I would intern for her. Anyway, I am so incredibly excited to be an intern for Christina Kober Designs! If you would like to check out her work visit her website! christinakoberdesigns.com or find her on Etsy! Her jewelry is so unique and simplistic. I’m in love with her jewelry!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

-C

M.I.A.

Hi everyone! I just want to say, I’m so very sorry I have been M.I.A. For a while! As some of you know, I’ve started my internship and I am still working for Clinique as well as going to school. Needless to say, I’ve been a very busy gal!

I will be posting this week and updating you on my new internship adventure! I’m so very excited to be embarking on this journey!

Stay tuned!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Happy fall y’all!

-C

Because Sometimes We Feel A Little Worthless

Today I want to post something that has been on my mind this week. It is human nature to have doubts about yourself; and quite often. We are all living this life to accomplish something. To be successful, or loved, or adventurous, or rich. Whatever success means to you, we are here to be successful and to feel a sense of fulfillment. This week I realized what I have been trying to find for the past twenty-two years. Accomplishment. You see, I grew up in a household full of love. I can’t complain at all. That is not what this post is about. All though I had an extremely loving family, I lacked in other areas. My family has a history of feeling self doubt. It’s not hard to lose faith in yourself. And far too often, my family members lost sight of their belief.

My brother was the first kid to go to college. I never dreamed of going to college because I simply felt I would never have the money to go, or the brains and hard work to succeed. But, the day my brother graduated changed my negative thoughts. My brother is one of my biggest inspirations. He has taught me over and over again that whatever I want to do, whatever I dream of, I can make happen. Because of my brother, I have more belief in myself than ever. He is the reason I pushed past my fears and moved across the country from my family so that I could go to college and make something of myself. Unfortunately, we will always have moments of self doubt.

This week I felt that self doubt. I’m approaching graduation and I have so many questions and doubts. Will I be able to find a job? Did I learn all I needed to in school? What if I work retail forever? Why didn’t I work hard enough in school? What am I doing? Will I ever be successful? Those are just a few questions I’ve been asking myself. In moment of clarity on my way home from work, it hit me. I will always have questions like that. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not destined for great things. We all have self doubt. That’s just a fact of life. It’s what we do to stop those negative voices in our minds that really matter.

So here’s my conclusion. If you feel like you are worthless, like you have no talent, no way to make your dreams come true, and you are thinking about giving up because you feel you’ll never be successful; stop. Push through. Read inspirational articles from Tony Robbins, or watch his videos. Let me tell you, they help. Simply realize that everyone is destined for greatness. But getting what you want does not come easy. It takes hard work, perserverance, and a little faith in yourself.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

-C

 

 

What It’s Like To Be A Fashion Student At A Closing School

In 2011, I made a big decision. My enrollment at an art school. I had big dreams of being a fashion student and even bigger dreams of having a fashion career. Signing all of those student papers was the biggest day of my life. Little did I know that two months later I would find out that the expensive college would be closing down.

My first day of school was… Different. There were maybe eight vehicles in the parking lot and even fewer students walking throughout the halls. I thought maybe it was because I started in December. Art schools don’t have semesters. They have terms. There are five terms in a school year and my first term happened to start two weeks before Christmas. Not even half way through the term it came to my knowledge that the school was in a “teach out”. I had no idea what that meant. When I asked a class mate, they told me that our school would be closing after my class graduates. It didn’t really occur to me then that this would have a huge impact on my education. Shortly after I heard the news, I started experiencing the change in education. Teachers were being let go. The teachers they kept were doing the bare minimum because they knew they would soon be let go too. Pretty soon, classes consisted of sitting around for thirty minutes before even getting to the lesson. I’m pretty sure throughout my whole college education, my biggest class was six students. Teachers stopped caring. I mean you could literally miss school for weeks and not turn in much work and still have an A+.

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This affects my class mates and I in the way that there aren’t other students to network with. They stopped school events such as trips and extra curricular activities. Unfortunately, through all of this change, one thing remained the same. The cost of tuition.

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The fashion industry is a very competitive field. It is very overwhelming knowing that I have not received proper education to shine in this industry. Fortunately, I have the drive and a dream. I can only hope those two things take me far.

thanks for stopping by!

-C