Hey Loves! I'm so happy to say i'll be starting school this Tuesday. Yippie! As a "Non-Traditional" College Student, I'm prepared for this new chapter in my life. It's not uncommon for the "Non-Traditional" College Student like myself to be still attending school after the age of 22 (so really it's okay if you're just like me trying to complete your degree after the "traditional" college age! You're never too old right?). I have a wonderful career at the moment as a "Personal Banker" for one of the largest Banks in the Nation (for personal reasons, I will not state what Bank it is...haha). However, this position is not my dream job. My dream job is to have my own business (clothing line, clothing store, etc). There was once a time in my early years when I was considered the "Traditional" College student. I attended school with a goal to achieve a degree in Business. Working Part-time, I was offered a position to move up in my company, so of course I greatly accepted the opportunity. I took a break from school ("break" sounds so much better than college drop-out), and continued to work full time. Lost track of time and then it hit me. I never completed my goal to achieve my Bachelors degree =( So I have decided...No more sad faces...It's time to achieve my dreams. But this time, it will be much different. Driving in a completely different direction than business or banking (the industry I currently work in), I've decided to listen to my intuition and go for what I truly am passionate about: Fashion. For the past year, I have been researching my options. There are so many pricey Art Institutes in my area. All they want to do is take my money! It's horrible how much they charge the students attending their school's program. Good news is Sacramento State University offers Marketing Apparel & Design. I was thrilled when I found this out. Effective Spring 2014, I will be attending Sac State Full-time in this major. In the meantime, I'm taking 3 courses at a well known community college. The courses I am taking are transferable to Sac State (yay!). More good news! This month I made my last car payment (such a relief!). Therefore, more money to save! My Boss is so wonderful working around my school schedule. A lot to look forward to in the next months and upcoming year! I'm so grateful!
|| Heart & Anchor Tee || Target $3.00 on clearance!! reg $10.00 || Polka dot Skinny Jeans || Target, Merona (similar pant's here $15 on clearance! reg $27.99 || Red Inspired Keds || Target (In-Store Only) Similar here for $27.80
I decided to post a look i'd wear on my first day of school. Amy from Classy In the Classroom recently posted a post about what to wear on our first day of school. Whether you are a student or a teacher (like Miss Amy) you should always have your first day of school outfit set :).
The Back Pack was given to me for free at a work event. I had my heart set on a designer back pack but when you're a college student (broke or rich) a back pack is a back pack! lol anything that will hold your binder and notebook will do! So no need for anything fancy
Lately I haven't been purchasing lots of clothes (I'm attempting to budget like a college student should). When school starts, I will be committed to homework and studying. I hope to work on my blog at least once a week. But I can't promise anything. School will be my top priority!
I recently purchased an adorable inspired Kate Spade Bow from Etsy - Betty Bows It's so girly. Big hair bows are great to wear to a girly event (baby shower, bridal shower, etc.)
I love projects that require me to express my creative side. Jason and I were given this old fashioned wine cart about one year ago. We always had it put away because it seems a bit old school. After attending a big antique show with my mom, I was inspired to paint it white and decorate it with outdoor decor. I'm so proud of the way it turned out :)
Well that's it for now. I hope everyone has a fabulous week!