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1.26.2007

r is for rollercoaster

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Well, I have emerged from quite a ride. Nothing tragic or even creative writing worthy really, just an up and down kind of last six months.

Last semester was good, a lot of work as usual but we are getting into the good stuff like illustration and draping. These are the things I came to the table ready to eat up. For me, Illustration was probably at the top of the list of classes, so much fun to build the skills to put your ideas on paper. Anyway, made it out with good grades intact.
Mid way through the semester I was offered a job and a little bit more scholarship money from the school in nashville and it sorta rocked our world. At least, the world where plans become reality. I'm finding that that world is actually quite elusive. There always seems to be an unpredictable curve in the road or door in the floor.
What ensued was a month (or two) of talking, calling, making pros and cons lists and rethinking again and again our plan to move to SF.
Well, everyone I trusted (with experience in the "industry," said " take the job, get out with less debt, and finish school with two years experience under your belt" ) and so it was. We are still in nashville, I am still at O'more and we have moved 5 miles away from our previous abode to a great little apartment in lovely east nashville.
I hope that CCA is still somewhere in my future. And San Francisco too. Hey, maybe it's better to experience SF with a real job, and a real wage, than on a students budget. At any rate, I am glad not to have to say "see you later", to my family and friends in Nashville.
My position is with Mary James Inc., a childrens wear company as I mentioned in that last post, as an assistant designer. I have been thrown in head first and it's great. I am travelling some, probably working too much, and still taking thirteen hours.
I have finally come up for air and am glad to be back to my dear blog. I have missed you all!
I have had so many fun projects to share over the last six months (i can't believe it has been that long) and I'm working to get pics and scans loaded!
xoxo
alexia

5 Comments:

At 12:48 AM, Anonymous Michelle said...

Oh, how excited I was to see today's date at the top of your blog. Glad you're back and that you're content and happy where you are right now, and that nothing *bad* happened to you last year. Looking forward to seeing some of your finished projects.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Flibbityflu said...

whew. good to see you back!

 
At 12:29 AM, Blogger Sally Gulde said...

wew, is right! We've missed you up here in Chi-town. I'm glad to know that next time I'm in Nashytown it won't be sansAlexiaandRob. ;) Much love to you guys.. and hey, as a TOTAL sidenote: check out my blog entry about a free MacbookPro... it strikes me as something you guys would be into.

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Harv & Nat said...

Im happy you are back too!
Easthouse rocks.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Sara said...

Welcome back to the blogging world! Congrats on your new job -- I think you made the right choice. :-)

It's weird being in career/life limbo, huh....you sort of just have to go day to day and see what happens. (Not that it isn't exciting though!)

Can't wait to see all the pictures of your projects too!

 

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