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:
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.
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)
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…….
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.
Today I got yet another comment on my amazing shoes, they were made by Peach’s Neet Feet.
I want to take a moment to honor and thank Madison and her Peach crew! You guys work everyday to bring smiles to kids and teens through amazing works of art on shoes. You hustle kindness everyday! I want to thank you all for all you do! You guys bring so much happiness and smiles to people! I love my shoes and they bring me such a great joy. I love talking about them and sharing how I got them. It is amazing that people put their heart and souls into such amazing soles (get it souls and soles of a shoe!)! I just want to just thank you again! I will always enjoy my shoes and when I grow out of them I will keep them and display them forever. You guys inspire me to hustle kindness and use my talent to bring smiles to other people. I love you guys and thank you again, a million times thank you!
A lady named, Ariell, who works at my clinic made me a gift. She misses my No More Chemo Party (I still have to post that, I thought I did, sorry guys) so she wanted to get me something. Well, when I opened the box she gave me, it blew me away!
She had made me a beautiful bracelet that has a bottle cap and inside it says, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” It is so beautiful! She also made me a beautiful medallion that can have a chain added to it so I can wear it! She is so talented! I am so thankful to you for these beautiful pieces of jewelry! Love you, Ariell!