Friday, January 14, 2011

Special Education

Whenever someone asks me what I plan on being I automatically say fashion designer just because it's sort of obvious. I mean, I've wanted to be one since the 8th grade when I first began drawing clothes in Seventeen magazine, but I'm not so sure anymore. Believe me, I have a love for clothing and creating. It's all I've ever wanted to do but I feel like I need to do more. My passion is helping others and doing good. What good can I do with making clothing? I don't feel like making clothes compares to the satisfaction of helping a child with autism or helping an animal back on its feet to be loved and cared for. In 2010 I met an amazing woman who taught me so much about love and faith. Allie Garcia is an angel and has definitely made a mark in this thing I call life! She opened me to a world of humility and generosity. She's a teacher for Special Education and she showed me how beautiful children with special needs are. I don't know. I have no idea what I want to be anymore. All I know is that I want to feel like I'm doing some sort of good in this world.
Sweater - Ross
Dress - Forever 21
Belt - Vintage
Boots - Rack Room Shoes
Earrings - Vintage (from my mother)
Did you check out those earrings?! Cool huh? They were given to me from my mother, she's has them since before she was with my father.
This is my papa! He is the most hostile, stubborn, blunt man I know. But he's also the cuddliest, cutest, corniest, loving man I know. So it tends to even out.


P.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Caleb Followill! 


Lesley said...

It tough when you're at this age and adults expect you to know exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life.

I've always wanted to sing opera. I go to school for it. But lately, I have felt a pull towards other interests I have and would want to foster.

So why not do both? No one says you have to do only one thing forever. Design clothes AND help children. If you love design and children, I'm sure you'll find a way to make it work. :)

ps- love your blog.


Rosy, you are so darn cute!

First, I wanna tell you about a blogger meet-up happening in YOUR city. I'll be attending and I think you should definitely show up to some of our activities! See more info on my blog here. :)

Secondly, it's so honorable of you to want to both help people AND do what you love. The great thing about being a young person in this day and age is that you can do both! A girl I knew in college painted and sold shoes to make money to go to Africa. Have you ever heard of TOMS shoes? I believe they give a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair they sell. Warby Parker does the same thing with glasses -- I just bought a pair from them! Falling Whistles sells awesome whistle necklaces to support kids in war-torn Congo.

I just did a quick Google search and found this and this! There are so many companies that do exactly what you want to do, which is amazing because you could get involved with them!

I'm sorry this is so long, but your post touched my heart and I had to share. Good luck with your career -- you sound really driven and passionate!
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Angie said...

Wow...amazing outfit girl..Adore your earings...:)))



Don't bother to pass by...:)

ERICA said...

the best to do what you're good at. If you become a fashion designer and you're really good you'll have the money to help people (build a school for special needs children perhaps) or even create your own foundation. People might think that the fashion industry is shallow- but done the right way, you can help people while working in any occupation

Cassandra said...

Everything Erica said is genius! I know it can be difficult to think about the future and try and decide what you want to do for the rest of your life; I've been in the very same boat. For the longest time, I thought I wanted to be a music teacher and it wasn't until I went through a very dark time in my life and dealt with depression, that I realized I wanted to be a school psychologist. That way, I could help others who were going through the very same thing I was as a teen. In the end, you've just got to do what makes you happy.

On a completely different note, I love this outfit! The socks, lace dress and vintage earrings are absolutely beautiful!

Hanna said...

wonderful outfit!! :)