I don’t really talk about moments in my life where I just sit and take in what is happening around me, but there is a first time for everything. A week ago, I started my last semester of college. That in itself is a pretty amazing feeling. Four years of hours of homework, countless projects and very late nights are almost over. 15 more weeks and I will be out in the world looking for a job in interior design. But that isn’t the moment I am talking about.
I am talking about walking into my last class of the week, and realizing it was the same classroom in which I took my very first interior design class two and a half years ago. As my professor started to talk about how far we had made it, and how close we were to graduating, I was taken back to that moment two and a half years ago.
I remember sitting in that class completely terrified. I had just switched majors and wasn’t completely sure I had made the right decision. Was I about to waste more money on classes that weren’t going to benefit me? Was I wasting another semester while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life? I had no idea.
In that first class, my professor made me feel so confident in my decision. I remember she had us write down some of our fears and fold them up and pass them forward. She then pulled some of them out and read them out loud. I was pleased to learn that some of the other girls had the same fears as me. I immediately felt so much better about what I had ahead of me.
As the weeks, semesters and years have passed I have learned so much about interior design and in the process have made the best of friends. I don’t think I have ever made a decision as great as this one.
With that being said, I want to end with this. Follow your dreams. Seriously, just do it. It is scary and the outcome is unknown but if you don’t, you will never know what you missed out on. I was blessed with parents who encouraged me in my decisions and have supported me through these years and for that I am grateful. So follow your dreams because the outcome will be wonderful!