Let me begin by apologizing for my absence to my massive amount of readers* I have been living in the flurry of a new city. The biggest one I've lived in yet! On August 4th I departed on the biggest risk of my lifetime, a journey to San Francisco in a car that only had my dearest possessions, my clothes. I had no idea where I was going or what this new future would hold. But I did know I had a place to live in for free for three weeks while I dog sat two terriers. I found this opportunity on craigslist and after a skype interview I found out a week before my departure that they chose me to watch their dogs and live in their penthouse apartment for nearly a month. My thought was; "If things don't work out I'll use my savings to buy a flight back to Florida." My mom's thoughts were, "You're young enough to crash and burn so go see what happens."
After a four day long road trip from Colorado to SF, I braced myself for what some would call the real world. I spent my two days in Santa Barbara drinking wine from local wineries and eating home grown peaches. I was happy and ready for what the city had to offer. What I found out was; you can find a job in the blink of an eye but good luck finding somewhere to live.
Within my first two weeks of living in San Francisco I had an interview nearly every day for various restaurants. But I wasn't sold, I wanted my new life to mean something else. Without a college degree I was massively discouraged, soon to be homeless, and running out of time. I started looking on Angel List and applying to every internship I could find. I found one at a fashion start up called LE TOTE and I've been happily busy ever since. I even found a place to live in!
So now that things have settled down, I can get back to what I'm good at. Buying, styling, and wearing clothes. And being the bossy creative girl I am. Trust me the spit and vinegar is still in full force.
Here are a few photos from my man forthefreedom of my birthday look. I'll be posting more of my photography from the road trip soon!
*Disclaimer: This is pure and utter sarcasm because I know I don't have any readers.