It is officially one year since I joined the wonderful team of CollegeFashionista. I am delightfully excited to cover one more summer of Arizona’s fashion. There are many things that have changed this past year. People came in and out of my life, my way of thinking, my dreams and desires changed a bit too but one thing that has remained the same is the drive and passion for fashion I feel burning inside of me. I have learned to accept that nothing makes me happier than spending a calm afternoon with my sketchbook and a cup of sweet tea while listening to good music. You don’t have to be artistic to know that art is good for the soul. Look closely and you will find art everywhere. Those colorful murals down the street, that delicious dinner you had last night, that beautiful melody in your favorite song, that meaningful family portrait hanging on your wall, and of course, that glamorous dress hiding in your closet along with the memories of the times you’ve worn it. And the most beautiful thing of it all is knowing that everything has been created by a person with a passion for what they do. I want to be that person. I want to turn what my imagination shares with me into something tangible. Creating gives me satisfaction that makes me feel accomplished.
Whether I am on campus or at home, I always seem to find a spot that helps me connect with my inner self. This “inner self” I speak of has taught me meaningful lessons in life. I may only be 21 but I have an old soul and that is something I have been aware of my whole life. “Don’t grow up too fast,” everyone says, but at the end of the day you should make the most of every day. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? So why should I live a long and boring life just because I’m scared of life being too short? The more you worry, the more time you waste and that is something I struggled to accept.
My goal this summer is not only to accept my flaws but also work on them instead of worrying and complaining. I want be able to enjoy every single day and if that means I will have to continue to sketch my dream garments in my little notebook every day, dress myself up every morning even if I am feeling down and photograph everything I find beauty in on a daily basis, I will do it. The end of my college career is near and I need to make the best of it. Continuing to intern for CollegeFashionista is definitely one of the main things that will always push me into trying harder and reaching out to my goals and dreams.