Words cannot begin to describe the amount of gratitude that I am currently feeling. It takes a lot for me to admit that I need help sometimes but to know that there are people who are willing to support me makes me a little less apprehensive about that. When I first decided to apply for Teen Vogue Fashion University, I felt that I was initially setting myself up for failure. However, I decided to take a chance and do it anyway, regardless of the outcome. Ironically, one of my goals for 2015 is to visit New York and thanks to the amazing people who have been supporting me, I'm able to kill two birds with one stone.

I know that some people feel that those who set up a Go Fund Me campaign are lazy and looking for a handout but I am not responsible for speaking for others. Yes, I wish that I had unlimited time and money to accomplish everything that I want but in the real world, I am a working student with bills and money that is stacking up on her student account (the joys of completing a degree). All of this to say, I now know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with me wanting to pursue something that has everything to do with my career goals.

I have experienced a lot of discouragement and frustration just to be able to say that I pursued something that I am passionate about and it means so much to me to have the support of others. It didn't make sense to some people, me wanting to switch majors after being 50% done with an English degree but I knew that I wanted something different. Yes, I would have graduated in 2014 with the majority of my peers if I would have stayed put but I knew that I would never be satisfied with "just getting a degree." So I'm graduating a year later, big difference lol. The point that I am trying to reiterate is that I am forever grateful for those who have chosen to support me from the beginning and even towards the end of my educational goals. You are blessings and you are part of the reason why I choose to keep going on the days that I feel overwhelmed, as if my dreams are unable to be accomplished. Thank you for the love that you have shown me and I hope that you continue to support me while I journey towards beginning my career.

If you are interested in viewing my Go Fund Me campaign, you have the option of doing so here. If you choose to donate because that is something that you want to do, you still have the option of doing so but I don't expect anything else.

For the third, fourth, fifth and sixth time, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I'm planning something special as a way to show my thanks to you so please stay tuned!