3 Lessons I’ve Learned At FIT

Hello readers! In the past days, I have reflected on how my life has changed since starting classes at FIT. All of these changes have been positive, but I never thought learning more about my field of interest would change anything. I obviously knew that by the end of the semester I would have gained more knowledge, but here are 3 things I’ve learned, that have also changed my life since taking precollege classes at FIT.

1. Time Management

When spending your Saturday mornings and afternoons in New York, you have to learn time management. Balancing school, FIT, and my social life was hard at first, but now is very simple. I’ve learned that if something is important to me, I have to make time for it. Time management is a vital skill that I will continue to use throughout life. For example, I’ve figured out how much time I need to make it to Grand Central from FIT, buy lunch on the way, and still make my train back to Connecticut. At home, I manage my time by scheduling when I should do certain assignments for school so that I don’t procrastinate.


2. Using The Subway

New York’s subway system used to be the most daunting thing about the city for me. Now, I can use it with ease. Carrying around a map of the city and also having one handy on my phone has helped me tremendously in understanding how to navigate my way around New York. My family used to try to teach me how to get around, but now I’m teaching them! I like it much better than taking a cab everywhere because it’s cheaper and more interesting. I also find that I walk more than I would taking a cab and I love walking around New York.

3. Dressing In Layers

This lesson may be obvious, but I’ve found that I’ve utilized this styling tip more this semester. Not only does this keep me warm, but also makes my outfits unique. I love layering clothes I would usually wear in the summer with turtlenecks and then wearing a coat over that. Transitioning away for my warmer weather clothes is hard, so I like to wear them for as long as I can.

All of these lessons have changed me because not only am I using them in New York and at FIT, but also in my life back home. Not only have I seen these changes in myself and my life, but my family and friends have too. Overall, my experience at FIT so far has been absolutely positive and I’m very happy I decided to take Precollege classes. I can’t wait to come back next semester!


Have a great week everyone!

Thanks for reading,

Kenzie Davis

“Fun School” Routine

Every Saturday morning, I wake up at 6AM and go about my usual morning routine. Sometimes, waking up this early on a Saturday is dreadful, but I constantly tell myself “You’re going to “fun school, remember?!” I know once I get to my class, I won’t regret waking up early and will wake up from my coma-like attitude.

After waking up, I continue my morning and go on the LIRR (8:10 train to Penn Station from Babylon). This train ride is less crowded than when I used to take the train during the week during my summer classes. The people are surprisingly much more normal on the weekend.

After blasting my music (Usually Nicki Minaj) for about and hour and 15 minutes, I arrive at Penn Station. As I walk through Madison Square Garden, onto the streets of NYC, a gust of wind greets me to the city that never sleeps. The rush begins and I make my way to FIT, the greatest place on earth.

I get a rush of adrenaline and continue up the escalators onto my class (Fashion Art for Fashion Designers). That’s when the excitement begins to build. We quickly start drawing and rendering and it makes the time go by so fast! Before you know it, I am halfway through the class and we have our 15 minute break. Usually, me and newest FIT friend, Alex, go to the FIT cafe which is right next to the FIT supply store. We usually order 2 Carmel Macchatas (Highly recommend it !!).

Once our class comes to an end, we go to Subway and get 2 foot long heros. After stuffing our faces, we go back on the train back to Long Island.


FIT weekend classes is filled of overall fun, creativity, and education that will help you in the fashion Industry. What do you do during your classes/breaks? Tell me here! :D