“Oh that’s a fashion student for sure!” are just some comments other students blurt out around school. They be turning them heads! Yes we’re fashionable and we’re proud! YA HEARD!
It really feels great to wake up in the morning and not have limits on what to wear. I don’t have to worry about removing my nose ring, I can wear funky leggings with interesting patterns if I wanted to, or experiment a new hair style; Best of all, I no longer have to worry about a strict dress code as I once did when I used to work for corporate. It’s liberating.
What I love the most is that students in my class and around the school have NO CLUE how old I really am, unless I tell them of course and when I do they don’t believe me – it’s great. The responses I get from telling them my age are classic. I get the jaw drops, wide-eyed looks and one girl’s response was “Shut up! You have to show me your license right now. I don’t believe you.” I even have gotten asked out on dates from the guys around school; it’s been quite the flattering experience, must be my FAB JENetics!
One thing I know for sure is that I am where I needed to be. I haven’t been happier and more proud in a while. This program and keeping my GPA in honor roll standing is my pride and joy. Recently, my mom and sister expressed to me how they see a difference in me, that I have a natural glow these days and that I exude a calm energy. I owe this positive change to one door closing and the opening of a new door to the world of fashion. Fashion, I loved you before but I love you more now; I’m here to stay. It's more than just fashion, it's a way of life.