'Tis the season for high school seniors to commit to college. Last December I was accepted into Drexel University's nursing program, and how the times have changed. Yes, I committed to Drexel, but I did not commit to that whole nursing thing. Shortly before coming to school, I switched to be a health science major. Approximately four weeks into coming to school, I realized that maybe I didn't like being a science major as much as a thought I would, but I pay MAJOR respect to the science majors out there.
So, here I am, fourth week of my third quarter of freshman year as a marketing major, ready to apply for my first co-op which will begin in the fall and ready to take part in a summer research program here in Philly. I am where I am supposed to be and I wouldn't change it for the world.
I started making these shoes around April of last year, and I never would have though that I would make over twenty pairs in less than a month in anticipation for Decision Day. It's funny how my style has developed over time on the shoes. Where I once exclusively used Sharpies, I now use a mix of marker and paint. And here I am, somehow still making these shoes. It's so crazy how word gets around about things you create, let alone about a pair of extremely spirited shoes.
When several people reached out to me this year seeing if I was still making college shoes, my natural instinct was to say that I was. I was ready to have a really fun reason to procrastinate my own school work, but also a way to de-stress in a school on a quarter system. So, here they are- some college sneakers I've made for some really cool people who have committed to some great schools. I had so much fun making them and making each shoe so different from another, and hope they have as much joy representing their school as I did creating them.
There's no better feeling than knowing where you'll spend the next few years, especially if it is at a place you love. I know for sure that I am in the right place that holds an unbelievable amount of opportunity.
Here's to Philly, Drexel, and finding the place where you belong, no matter where that may be. There are just seven more weeks of my freshman year here and four more years to go. Four more years of some of the most fun I've had with some of the best people I've met. People always say this is the best time of your life, and where I think that statement is a stretch, college sure as hell is a great time.