Posted on 2010.03.22 at 12:53
Current Mood: calm
My 21st birthday came and went and was awesome. People bought me all sorts of things that were designed to "put hair on my chest," some of which smelled like a swamp of bruning tires...but I woke up without a hangover, because I'm invincible. I feel like I'm continuing to have miniature birthday celebrations every time I realize that:
"Yes, I actually CAN go there with you after work."
"Why yes, I WOULD like to order a glass of that with my meal."
Ahhh, one less barrier. What a simple pleasure too. And guess who got a full pass to Bonnaroo for her birthday? yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhh roadtrip! I'm unbelievably excited about it. I got to see most of my family recently also, which was wonderful of course.
Other than that coral orange blanket I crocheted for Olive, I haven't made anything in a few months. Starting to get that itch. Today I think I'll go see my millinery supply guy and see what's up.
Posted on 2010.03.09 at 08:09
Current Mood: grateful
Current Music: cake
LJ is hard to stomach these days, the ads are really terrible. Nevertheless, I have a quick update.
First and foremost, I can't remember a time I've ever felt so happy, or more myself. Just me by myself happy. I'm not in school this semester. To be completely honest, I actually dropped out. I appreciate my first two years at FIT, but I definately recognized when it had nothing left to offer me except more debt. One of the best decisions I've ever made. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do with my life, but I have a general idea. I do know exactly what I don't want to do, and that's a coorperate office job. More specifically an office job in the fashion industry. eeggh. I'll be taking more classes starting in the summer to learn how to become my own boss. I will be most satisfied as my own boss, or at least calling the shots in some way. That's the way to be the most free. I'm making ends meet, and I'm not rushing to figure out a career path just yet. Right now I'm just working at an Apple Store to pay bills while I have the semester off. It's pretty ironic...since I knew nothing about computers. Least of all Macs, but it works for now. In any case, I'm learning a shit-load of stuff about computers. Maybe enough for you to expect a website from me sometime this fall. After I've had the spring to sketch and the summer to create.
My 21st birthday is coming up this Sunday. I've been counting down to this day for YEARS (no exaggeration). The best part is that I'll get to see my mom and sisters and baby niece down in Virginia. My niece, Olive, is getting so cute and fat so fast.I can't wait to see them.
Posted on 2010.03.02 at 15:27
RIGHTO! 2010! It's been a long haitus! I will have more to say when I am not late for work!
Posted on 2009.06.24 at 08:03
The world is my oyster right now.
Posted on 2009.06.15 at 20:42
My internship is awesome. I had such a good day. The Converse office space is probably just as you can imagine it. It's somewhat of an expensive-looking labrynth with occassional mountains of intentionally destroyed chucks. Hot guys walking around with their tattooed forarms and scruffy faces. My side of things is extremely technical, but I'm finding it really interesting. Who knew it was so hard to make things look consistantly ruined while still being well-made? Everyone there was so nice to me too, I wasn't expecting that. It seems like a good company to be involved with for the time being.
Oh and when I was on my lunch break watching the dogs run in Madison Square park, two squirrels literally jumped up on my back ran across my shoulders. That was weird.
Posted on 2009.06.14 at 13:51
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: led zeppelin
I start at Converse tomorrow, finally. It's about time. I've been getting too good lately at mastering that great aristocratic art of doing absolutely nothing. I'm excited about my job, and the rest of the summer, I'm excited about this wedding dress I'm making, and I'm excited about next schoolyear. It's about time I started kicking ass again instead of just attending class (or not attending class for that matter). Cross your fingers for unlimited free shoes!
These ones in particular:
Posted on 2009.06.13 at 01:02
Current Mood: excited
I'm going to the All Points West Music Festival for all three days! I'm so excited!!!
My Bloody Valentine
Echo & the Bunnymen
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Black Keys
MGMT, Silversun Pickups, Vampire Weekend, The National, Fleet Foxes, The Ting Tings, Tool (lol), Crystal Castles, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, etc. etc. etc. Many other things I've never heard of but will probably enjoy.
I don't know how this came up, but Kate, Monique, and I just went for it after it came up in our conversation a couple minutes ago. I may be dipping into my student loans a bit on this one, but come on. I'm in college in New York City, and I never go see music. I can't imagine I will ever look back on this and say, "Oh damn, I wish I hadn't spent that $200 on that three day music festival."
Posted on 2009.05.24 at 15:53
"A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
Posted on 2009.05.20 at 04:52
Posted on 2009.05.14 at 23:18
Current Mood: grateful
associate degree: earned
How I managed to pass all of my classes with things they way they were this semester is completely beyond me. I just told myself that things would come together, and they did. It's a mystery.
Oldly enough, I feel very sentimental about this schoolyear ending. I mean, it's a good thing it is ending, but there are things I'm going to miss about FIT. Those all-nighters I pulled with my classmates to slap together the projects we hated for the professors we hated were the best part of the year for me. Some serious bonding goes on in the sewing labs, chatting over the tops of our machines, laughing deliriously about the zipper we just managed to sew upside-down and backwards for the second time in a row at 3AM the day the finished piece is due. I might not come back to FIT next fall, or ever for that matter. I know I want to keep going to school, but my future is pretty uncertain at this point.
I'll be home in Iowa by early afternoon tomorrow. Unfortunately, my professor is keeping my entire portfolio until summer sessions, and I won't be able to show the folks at home the work that I'm finally proud of. I guess there will have to be time for that later.