Hard work pays off
At the end of winter break, I made a promise to myself that I would bring out the best possible version of myself no matter what. I found a quote around Christmas that couldn’t have been more relevant to my intentions: If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen. For the most part, I had already been living by this and I knew that anyone who truly knows me would never say that I am an unkind person but I realized that I could try harder than I had been. At everything.
My junior year of college is coming to an end and I have accomplished more than I had expected I would in this school year. My portfolio, or lack of one, has developed into a massive 11x17 book full of my hard work. I have pushed myself to learn and improve my skills at a faster rate ever no matter how uncomfortable or difficult it may be at times.
Not only has the creation of my portfolio helped my confidence as a designer but it has also helped me land my position as a Design Intern at Kellé Company. My fast pace school environment is about to turn into a fast pace work environment full of photo shoots, fittings, design projects, and other amazing assignments to show me how the Apparel Industry really works. What more could I ask for? Honestly.
Further into my future, I have magically ended up in the perfect living situation for my fall semester after juggling my options which have all expired at this point. I was trying to not grow impatient but I knew that if I waited, I would find the right fit for my plans. I will be living in an apartment with one other friend on Main Street above a bar that happens to be called The Abbey, not to mention I will finally be 21.
Right when I thought I had exceeded all of the excitement possible for my life right now, I began my application for the London College of Fashion and my heart is dropping to the floor thinking about how nervous and excited I am to live abroad for four months. However, I cannot do too much planning because I have a lot to do in the meantime.
Hard work really does pay off.