Born and raised in a small country town outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. My mom always taught me to dream, go after my dreams, and never stop until I get it. I’ve known what I wanted since I was a little girl, but it’s taken me a while to finally get the courage and the guts to go after it. Reading and writing are my go to. Curling up in comfy clothes and sitting down at the end of a stressful day reading an interesting book is my therapy. Writing is a different kind of therapy for me. It cleanses me, and it gets my feelings out. Every chance I get i’m doodling down my thoughts and ideas. I grew up a middle child, I have an older sister and a younger brother. By being the middle sibling I have always felt like I had to walk the extra mile to be heard. Middle child syndrome is a thing people. We need attention too. However, when I felt like my older sister and younger brother were getting more attention than me, I chose to write down my thoughts to express my feelings. I found that writing freed my soul, it made me satisfied and it made me feel happy.
As I grew, I found something else that made me feel good too. Shopping. Finding the cutest clothes and putting cute shoes and accessories together to make the perfect outfit made me feel so good about myself for the whole day. It made me feel comfortable in my own skin. I loved the compliments I’d get, I got the attention that I felt I was lacking growing up. I slowly became obsessed with fashion and beauty. I’d research skin care, hair care, nail care and all those little things that women are obsessed with to the point where I became addicted. I didn’t care though, it was so interesting to me. I loved doing it. I loved studying it, and reading about it. I knew I wanted to do something with fashion when I grew up, I just didn’t know what. I knew I wasn’t artistic enough to be a fashion designer, but I am a damn good writer, and I love to read so an editor seemed to be the right fit.
Being an editor of a fashion magazine became my dream. I convinced my young self that it’s a long shot, and I probably won’t make it that far so I thought what about Dental school? I am a student at Youngstown State University, I studied chemistry pre-dental for the past three years and I slowly became bored and uninterested in what I was doing every day. I realized then, this isn’t my passion. I knew that was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have always had my dream of being an editor in the back of my mind, but it seemed to me at the time that it was a pipe dream. Kind of like becoming a singer. I know each and every one of us people have a purpose, and we were put on this earth destined to do something.
I changed my major this year to journalism and fashion, and I minor in marketing.
“You either know fashion or you don’t” quoted by Anna Wintour
It’s totally true. Fashion is when you can take nothing and turn it into something. A plain old white t-shirt and turn it into something that makes your whole outfit. Living in a world where I can read and write about fashion, learn new trends, talk about those trends and teach them to other people, and watch those trends become a hit for that year would be a dream come true. So here I am today, starting this blog to try to get my name out there.
Wish me luck, XOXO