Friday, June 3, 2016

Update: Endings and New Beginnings!

Well y'all, I know, I've let you down and slacked on my blog again.  With school, and working on my senior thesis collection, and work it was tough to keep up with the blog.  Well, good thing's out! And by out, I mean...I graduated this past May!!!

This was my second Bachelor's degree, my first being in Spanish, and I am so happy I went down this path!  I met some great people, made some amazing friendships, and was able to let my creativity blossom.  I wasn't able to do much sewing for myself over this past year because I was working on my 10-piece senior thesis collection.  My passion is childrenswear, so for my collection I did a line for little girls based on 1960s Mod.  The name of the line is MODern Rags.  For our collection we did everything!  From target market research to creating mood boards to making initial sketches to presenting our entire collection to a panel of judges big in the Nashville fashion industry to showcasing the collection on a runway at our New York-style school fashion show!  Boy am I glad it's all over though!

Well, now that the show is over and I'm all graduated and things there is one more step left.  I have to fulfill my internship requirement.  One thing I love about O'More is that they REQUIRE you to have an internship before you can fully get your diploma.  I love this because then we are going to have that industry experience!

Well let me tell ya, finding an internship was not easy!  I really wanted to find an internship in childrenswear since that is ultimately where I want to be, but eventually I just started applying for internships.  24 to be exact!  I was beginning to get discouraged, too, because I kept getting rejections, but I kept praying about it and trusting that things were going to work out in God's timing.  Well, I did end up hearing back from one company, and I even made it to the video interview round!  A few days after the final process I received the email that I didn't get the position with them.  But talk about God's timing!  A few days after receiving that rejection email I received another email saying that they had a new intern position open up and they immediately offered me that position!!  I couldn't believe my eyes as I was reading that email!  So, just like that I became a Nordstrom intern!  What's even more exciting is that I will be moving across the US to Seattle for 10 weeks!  This will be my first time ever going to the pacific northwest!  Y'all, to say that I am excited about this new journey is an understatement!  I can't wait to learn the ins-and-outs of Nordstrom as I work in their Product Development department, to explore another side of the country, and to discover more about myself.  To make this journey even more epic, my mom and I are going to drive out to Seattle.  Yes, I said we are going to DRIVE!  My main reason for driving is to have experiences and go to places I've always wanted to go to; such as the St. Louis Arch and Mount Rushmore.  If you want to stay up-to-date on my road trip and my time in Seattle, feel free to follow me on Instagram!

That's all for now, but I'll try and check back in during my internship as I begin to explore Seattle!

Oh, P.S.!  I also started my own babywear line, Mini Moppets Babywear!  It started with me making baby onesies, but now I have also started making baby infinity knot headbands...and you can also find all the pieces from my junior collection, Lil' Miss RockaBetty, in the Etsy shop!