School Update

So this year, I am a Junior in High School. I don’t know why, but I just realized how fast senior year and then graduation is approaching. For the past few months, I have been looking at some Universities, mainly ones that have fashion programs. My top pick is FIDM – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. For approximately, a month and a half now, I have been speaking with a lady named, Peggy Quayle, who is the Director of Admissions. She has been helping learn and prepare possible scholarship opportunities and early advantages I could have. Which for me is super exciting. If I keep my grades and GPA up, I could be excepted into the Junior Advantage program, which is where you basically get to experience the FIDM student life before college begins. I am also looking at being president or vice president of the Fashion Club at my school. One because I love it and two because I could get some amazing scholarships.  I have also been working very hard on my grades because honestly, at the beginning, my grades weren’t that great. I would have very bad anxiety attacks at school and due to that, I would miss school quite a bit. Now, I am doing better and getting everything on track. In fact, on my recent report card, I had only one C and the rest were A’s & B’s.

To be honest, God is just moving everything into place. I know God has a plan and I trust in Him to execute it. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me.

It’s Finally Over

I still can’t believe that this 2016/2017 school year has come to a close. I feel like it went by fast but also slow at the same time (if that makes any sense). Today June 8, 2017 was our last day of school! I am going to be a Junior next year and I am going to be 17 in October. Man, where has the time gone…… I can’t wait to see what the future holds as my last two years of high school approach.

This week (Monday-Thursday), we had exams. I have been working my butt of to get here today. I am so proud of what I have accomplished.

Now it’s time to enjoy summer!

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Coming to the End

It seems as if this school year has come to an end very quickly. This year I struggled a bit in the beginning, but I have almost made it through. I have overcome and accomplished so much this year, it is amazing. I am so proud of myself for making it this far! It has been a pretty good year…. I thank all my teachers for working with me. I thank them for coming to school everyday and teaching me new things. I thank them for their patience. I can’t wait to see what next year holds for me. We have less than a month less including exams! I can’t believe it almost over! I am in disbelief that I will be a Junior in high school next school year. I will also be 17 in October. Where has the time gone? It is crazy how time flies….

Although, I am very excited to be going to camp when school ends … I didn’t go last year due having my shoulder replaced. I took that time to heal and rest. This year I am back in action and ready to go to camp.

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What’s been going on lately?

Lately, I have been really good. I went a week without a fentanyl patch without having any shakes, or nausea/vomiting. I am also learning the limits of my arm. I noticed that if I put pressure on my arm or lean on it for a certain period of time, it starts to hurt. I am becoming used to dealing with my arm and finding its limits. I have been working on knowing my limits and figuring what positions work best for me.

One thing, I am really excited about is the photos I have been taking in photography class. One even got put into an art gallery at school last week. I am so proud of all of them because I worked so hard to photograph and edit them.  Here are some examples of some pictures I took and setup:

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I am so happy with the photos I have taken. I have at least a hundred more photos I have taken and edited. I love photography class! Even though school ends soon, I would like to buy my own camera and computer so I can photograph and edit more. I am definitely going to stick with photography. An if I am going to be a Fashion Designer, I can take photos of my creations and designs.

Fashion Competition

I apologize for not posting lately. I have been busy creating an outfit for an amazing fashion competition I got into through school. It is called Junior League.

Only 5 people from my level were chosen to compete based on their initial garments. I am proud to say I am one of the five! The theme of the second half was fairy tales. I picked Aladdin from a hat, which I was super excited about! I have loved the movie Aladdin since I was young. I especially loved princess Jasmine. For my design, I wanted to bring a more fashion forward, trendy look to my design. I took inspiration from the magic carpet and the colors she wore. I ended up designing a sleeveless pleated top with a pleated neckline with a cream and gold patterned wide leg pant. As well as a teal train with a hand sewn/beaded design. An I am extremely happy and proud of the way it turned out.

Tomorrow 03/25 I have my dress rehearsal to practice how things will run and how we will walk down the runway. We will be getting judged tomorrow as well. Our actual show is on April 1st. I am so excited! I have jumped through so many hurdles to get this outfit done. I am so proud of myself. I have never done anything like this in my life and it is such a huge opportunity. I am thankful to be a part of this!

(part of my outfit)

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Photography Project

In Photography Class, these past 2 weeks we have been working on soming she called “The Theory of Life”. Basically, we had to create a 3 by 4 collage of pictures that expressed the words below it. After you put it all together, it would be a story. You could write about anything, but I chose to write a short story about my journey. Here is a picture of the final product…….

 

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I am so proud of it and everyone likes it. I love the facial expressions and the story. I am so proud of myself, I worked hard on it, it was more complicated than you think.

Update on Walking

So I know you guys probably read my Wheelchair Raint a little while back, I have an update on that.

For the past 3 weeks I have been walking in school and not using the wheelchair. My wheelchair went out the Sunday before the day I was supposed to go to school. It just gave out.  I decided that I would just walk around the school but use the elevator. I wasn’t going to push myself, but I knew I could do it. After the frst day,I felt great. My parents found someone that xould fix the chair but I wanted to walk. I told them I’d pray over it and see what I wanted to do. I felt God telling me to do it amd not to limit myself. That I needed to trust in him and myself, not to doubt him or let anyone doubt me. Ever since then, I have been walking in school. A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ME!!

 

First Week Back to School?

My first week back to school was beyond amazing! Monday, August 29th I started my my first week of Sophmore year.

It started of a little rough, but that soon changed! My teachers are so amazing and want the best for me. I am so thankful to have teachers who push me and want the best for me.

This year I am taking Spanish 2 Honors, Sophmore Studies/Drivers Education, Fashion 2, Photography 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry Honors, World History, and English 10 (Pre-AP) Honors.  I am so excited for this school year. I have been doing so much better health wise and will not have to miss school a lot, like I did year.

I am really looking forward to this year. My teachers seen really nice, helpful, and caring. I am looking forward to creating relationships with my teachers and making new friends. I am also ready to work hard and be dedicated to my work. Here is to the school year of 2016-2017.