Monday, December 14, 2009

New York bound!

Two major facts that most people know about me are my obsession with Betsey Johnson and my dream of living in New York City.

After graduating from design school in summer 2007, I began applying for any design internships and jobs in NYC that I could get my hands on. Unfortunately, I got little or no response for my efforts. My spirits dwindled and I began losing all confidence in myself as a designer.

So, I decided to move back home to live with my mom. The last thing I wanted to do was to be back in lame, podunk nowhere Eastern Washington...but I felt that it was the right thing to do. This way, I would have no bills to pay and would be able to save up money so that moving to New York would be a more realistic goal. During this time, I started back up with applying for internships and design schools, to get my bachelors degree.

Now, I have applied for the Betsey Johnson design internship about 4 or 5 times. I have never been offered the position. This fall, I decided to apply once again on a whim. I applied with the mind set that, yet again, I would not be offered the internship. But what the hell, right? And then I kind of forgot about it all.

BUT...this past Friday I received an e-mail offering me the internship! It starts in mid-February and it's for 3 1/2 months! I honestly thought I would be in the Tri-Cities at least until summer or fall...but now that isn't the case.

I can't recall the last time that I felt so happy, excited, and scared all at once. It is such an overwhelming combination of emotions that all I can do is dance around and squeal. Everything is happening so fast!