“I’m always saying oh my god, I am so inspired; or oh my god, this person is so inspiring – I swear it is my catchphrase.” – Me to my suitemates Erin and Angie
I’m the ultimate believer of life placing people into your life for a reason. Whether people appear in your life for the sake of fostering life long relationships, or merely for them to teach you a lesson or two, you will constantly encounter people along your journey who will teach you the most informative life lessons. While I see myself as a shy and reserved woman, I often serendipitously run into people with amazing stories which in turn inspire me to be more creative and persistent in the work I do. More recently I met a French man by the name of Yan who currently lives in Berlin and does absolutely nothing related to fashion, but somehow, someway, has taught me to enjoy living in the moment – never taking life’s treasures for granted. During thirty minutes of conversing, he told me about his love for a woman who will soon be his wife in August; his preference for face-to-face interaction as oppose to email or social media correspondence; and most importantly, he implicitly informed me how unimportant societal standards about love and relationships really are. While Yan and I may never run into one another ever again, his presence in my life for such a brief moment was undoubtedly needed - especially given the past two weeks of school.
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While I always strive to do so, I will listen to the world more often; hear it more clearly for all the signs and lessons it is trying to teach me – even when it is doing so through one particular person. In turn, life will only get more fulfilling as I move forward with loving myself entirely – style and all.