On the train Saturday morning I was thinking about how my Junior year of high school is almost over and soon I will be graduating. Looking back on the past few years, I can see how much my interests have developed and changed. Now I’m more career oriented, and nothing has pushed me to grow in this way more than my experience at FIT.
In order to go to FIT, I had to prioritize, often choosing to go to bed early instead of hanging out with my friends and family because I had class in the morning. I have recognized a growing desire within myself to succeed in this industry, and I know that in order to do so I have to use every opportunity I can to learn about fashion.
Another change I have discovered in myself is my confidence. FIT has helped me gain the confidence to do so many things I was afraid to do just a few years ago. For example, I am going to do a summer internship at my favorite local boutique. Also, recently I started my first high school art class. I look forward to figuring out how to combine what I am learning at FIT in this class.
Fashion is something I really love and creativity both in the fashion field and the related art fields excite me. The classes at FIT have brought an exciting change as well as a focus to my education and future plans. I have never been so excited about college and getting to know people who share my passion. These changes are giving me the experience to grow as a student and learn about the many careers associated with the fashion industry.