Before coming to New York City and participating in an FIT Precollege fashion journalism workshop, the idea of becoming independent (well...somewhat independent) seemed overwhelming and heart-dropping scary. To be honest, I still am scared but in a good way. Sitting in a class with young girls just like me, learning about different fashion careers and getting perspectives from successful women experienced in the industry, I have become much more confident in myself and my ambitions. I can't believe I'm about to enter my LAST year of high school, it's bitter-sweet, you know? But then again...no one could appreciate the sweet if there wasn't any bitter. I'm excited. I'm excited to end a chapter, to make my parents proud as I flip my tassel from one side to the other, and I'm excited to just figure it out on my own. "It" being my life, wow that feels good.