|on the catwalk|
|Backstage in one of two outfits|
Little did they know that when I was a teen, I had considered entering the fashion world. I was hooked on fashion magazines and Rene Russo had been my favorite model at the time. I had checked into various schools offering fashion merchandising degrees. My mom and I made the trip to NYC to meet with one of those schools and boy, I wanted to go. I'd always dreamed of becoming a model, but knew at 5' 7, I wasn't tall enough. Even though I didn't need glasses back then, my looks weren't right either. I'd tried out for some local modeling gigs that I didn't get but was able to participate in a department store modeling course that ended with a big holiday fashion show. Okay, so I wasn't that great on the run-way. (I almost fell off the stage)
God had other plans for me though, and I remember knowing deep inside as graduation drew closer the world of fashion wasn't the right one for me. Too bad it took me so long to figure out that writing was where I belonged. But it's funny how God works, giving me this opportunity out the blue eons later. It was fun. And I didn't fall!
Are there dreams of your youth that you've given up on that might be worth taking another look? If so, what are they? Have you given them a try?
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