24 September 2012

dear diary: graphic design program

this week is birthday week. get excited. to shake things up i'll be sharing pieces of my work, pages from my diary (the growing pains and all) and reflections on my past to properly celebrate thirty-one years (and reveal things you might not know about me yet!). 

in april 2004, i was in college, getting the hang of being a wife and desperately wanting to get accepted to a prestigious graphic design program. i figured it was the pathway to the career i hoped for.

spoiler alert: after i wrote this diary entry i found out i was not accepted. instead i received a letter about my promising portfolio, urging me to continue my art education and apply the following year. i was crushed and wondered if i was cut out for this. wondered if i was fooling myself, wondered what was in store for me, wondered if i should find a new major / a new passion. little did i know, i would not be applying again. something completely new would create a fork in our road.

turns out, slowly but surely we discovered what we'd be doing instead:
dan wanted to be a lawyer! we were moving to california for law school!
and the next question was... how did i intend to put him through school?
and where would we find affordable housing in so. cal!?

p.s. i find it ironic / amazing that the happiness quotes i wrote down (above left) were just the words of advice i needed to hear!


{natalie} said...

i love the peak into your journal.

i am always writing down random quotes in my notebook and hope that they will continue to inspire me. Even though my journal is mostly to do lists and daily lists, I think they will give a glimpse into who I am.

happy birthday week!

Hannah said...

Marta, I love the way this post presents us with a starting point of a great story to look forward to.
What a fun idea to look back on your past as a way of celebrating the life you know presently. I look forward to the next instalment!

Moments and Impressions said...

How neat - amazing how our best laid plans are never quite what is best for us.

{amy k.} said...

i love when we can look back at times in our lives when we may have felt disappointed or sad but then soon realized the reason things didn't work out the way we may have hoped... but instead, they always work out better. and those happiness quotes are definitely inspired!

Claire said...

I. Love. This. So. Much.

I was shocked to read that you weren't accepted to the graphic design program. Marta, not accepted? How dare they? But cool how everything worked out! It always does.

One of the truest statements I've ever heard is that bad things may happen to us, but the wrong thing never will.

P.S. I love the way your posts pull little memories from my brain like that. You are one of my top sources of inspiration. Did you know that?

Amanda said...

So excited for these posts, Marta! And happy birthday week to you!

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to get back into blogging for a little while now (as in, two years) ... your post today inspired me to look back over my post history and get rolling again!

Funny how life happens like that.

ginger from the style of being said...

It's crazy how the wrong things don't work out...and often just in the nick of time so you can stumble upon the right things. I'm so there.

whit said...

love love this post..brings back some good memories..thanks for sharing little one!!

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