What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? A question asked to every single person under the age of 22 from their first day of kindergarten to the day they graduate college. I hate it because I think it’s a cop-out from adults who don’t know any other way to relate to kids. Who don’t know what to say or how to act so they try to relate in a way that they can understand. It’s a definition. A way to compartmentalized people into groups. All any of us want is definition. A way to explain everyone and everything.

I personally hate answering it because I feel some sort of commitment. Like after I say what I want to be that that’s it. That’s who I am and what I have to do. For the longest time when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up the answer was plain and simple: a fashion designer. Now I have begun to change my mind. My definition of myself had changed, lines have been blurred, truths have been lost. My future isn’t so clear anymore. I don’t know what I want. Now my cop-out answer to that cop-out question is fashion designer because that’s simpler than the truth: I don’t know.

After writing this blog I have become interested in fashion journalism. Working for a magazine or some blog sounds like a lot of fun, who knows if in the next ten years there will still be real magazines.  I have turned into a thing I used to hate and have become what I thought I didn’t want, but what I realize now was that I didn’t know what I was talking about. I love writing about fashion, I love sharing my ideas with people. I have lost some motivation for sewing and designing but who knows. I have years ahead of me to decide, we all do. Nothing is really permanent. We put so much weight on decisions like college and career because we are afraid of making a mistake. But if we regarded these things with more of an open mind, and remembered that there is always room and time for a second chance, maybe things would be a little easier, and maybe we would all be a little happier.

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Congratulations Sarah!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH HASSAN WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR FASHION DESIGN!

Student: Sarah Hassan
Major: Fashion Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design  
HAP 026  Sewing for Fashion Designers
HAR 091  Anatomy of Fashion
HAR 089  Fashion Design Portfolio
 HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
 HFA 023 Basic Drawing
HPM 067 Manual Patternmaking and Sewing

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: David_Bryant@fitnyc.edu for more information

Congratulations Rachel!

CONGRATULATIONS TO RACHEL DEAN WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR FASHION MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT!

Student: Rachel Dean
Major: Fashion Merchandising Management

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
 HFS 180 Fabric Styling for Fashion
HPM 067 Manual Patternmaking and Sewing

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: David_Bryant@fitnyc.edu for more information

Congratulations Lauren!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Lauren scandariato WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR fashion design!

Student: Lauren Scandariato
Major: Fashion Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
 HAR 091 Anatomy of Fashion

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: David_Bryant@fitnyc.edu for more information

Congratulations Natalia!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Natalia dedios WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR FASHION DESIGN!

Student: Natalia Dedios
Major: Fashion Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
HAR 082  Junior Special Occasion
HAR 089 Fashion Design Portfolio
HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: David_Bryant@fitnyc.edu for more information