Missing Home

I have mixed emotions about turning 19 today. I don’t feel different (yet), but looking back into the past, so much has changed. Every moment that has happened up until now has formed me into the person that I am today.

If you didn’t know, I have a twin sister named Rachel. Here is a throwback to our 17th Birthday:


It’s my first birthday away from my twin sister, and it makes me miss her even more. I’m so proud of everything that she is doing and the person that she is becoming at Harding University in Arkansas. 🙂

I’m almost done with my Fall quarter of college. Wow; it seriously has flown by. I can’t even begin to fathom how fast college is going to pass. I’m pushing through these foundation classes and working hard, eager to start fashion classes next year. I’ve been learning a lot about myself this quarter, and I can’t wait to truly develop my own aesthetic.

Here is a mood board and some sample textiles that I created recently. I carved my own stamp and everything to make the pattern!

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I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t just broken down and started crying from all of the stress that has been put on me with all of these tedious projects and papers. (Even though there were a few times that I really wanted to). Finals week is going to hit hard and that just might be the week that it hits me, but we’ll see. I’m proud of myself for staying focused and motivated. I love it here, but at the same time, home is calling my name.

I have been starting to miss home recently. I miss my family, my little brother, my dog, my friends, A HOME COOKED MEAL, and having my comfy bed. I leave campus on the 20th, and I won’t return for Winter quarter until January 3rd. 15 more days. I can do it.

And yep, that’s right. I have 44 days off for break. #artschool
What ever will I spend my time doing during my time off?

Well, I have a very special project that I will be working on over break, and I can’t wait for you all to see it. It is so hard for me to find the time to sew here. And when I do have time, I don’t have the resources. It’s complicated to sew in a tiny dorm room where I have to put my fabric on the floor to cut it, and where I don’t have a mannequin and other helpful resources.

So, I am going to dedicate my time to create some designs that have been running through my mind lately. I am so excited! 🙂

Have a great weekend!


2 thoughts on “Missing Home

  1. Laura says:

    We miss you tons and can’t wait to see you! You are so strong and motivated you can get through these finals I have no doubt in my mind. Keep focused, stay creative and try your best. Hugs and loves xoxo

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