Dress? Marc Jacobs, thrifted
Trench? Mackage, Winners
Shoes? Steve Maddeen, DSW (sooo old)
Bracelets? Crazy lady at The Ex
By process of elimination I knew that there were only two girls in the running... myself and another girl... and I knew that my marks were a wee bit higher than hers. I had that sucker in the bag, right? Smile and say the right things during the interview and I was going to walk away with the scholarship and upgrade my brown bag lunches for some fancy cafeteria meals. And then the interviewer asked what did I want to do when I grew up?... A simple but loaded question, especially for an 18 year old. And I said I wasn't sure, but that I wanted to be happy. The 'when I grow up, I want to be happy' is a great sentiment but perhaps it is better left as a post on a blog with soft focus photos of cupcakes, kittens and roses (photos would be credited of course). I think they were looking for an answer with a little less fluff and a little more direction. And no, I didn't get that scholarship, it went to the other girl, the one who was sweet as can be but whose parents paid for her tuition and who actually dropped the program after that first year. And it wasn't fair and I stomped my feet but I ate bagged lunches and rode the train for the duration of that year.
And here I am, four years after graduation and when Morgan asked what I wanted to be when I grow up, I still have the same answer... I'm not really sure what I want to do but I just want to be happy. I'm only being honest on her blog as Morgan has no money to offer me because if there was a scholarship on the line, I would cue up my CEO speech in a heartbeat... I've learned my lesson.
And am I happy? Yes, especially when I found this Marc Jacobs dress at the thrift store for $7...