Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sometimes we get to realize an old dream.

Jenna Mindel here considering the mysteries of God's little blessings.   This past weekend I was part of a fundraiser fashion show.  I had been asked to fill in for someone who couldn't make it, and so I accepted.  I gave it my all and had a blast.
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! 

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Jill Weatherholt said...

I'm so happy you had an opportunity to take that walk down the "catwalk," Jenna. You look right at home. I remember wanting to be an actress, like the girls on Facts of Life. :) These days, I don't care to be in front of a camera, so writing is a better fit.

Jenna Mindel said...

Were you in school plays? How fun! That's one dream I never had - memorizing anything is tough LOL. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. :)

Jill Weatherholt said...

Oh no, I was too shy. :) My only stage presence was playing the clarinet with the band. :)

Keli Gwyn said...

What fun to live your dream for a day, Jenna, and walk that catwalk. I hope you had a great time.

Jenna Mindel said...

Keli - I absolutely did. The fun part was there were so many volunteer models of all ages. I loved seeing the younger gals work it. :)

Have a great day.

Jennifer said...

HI jenna How fun! I'm glad you had a great time and I'm so grateful to you for choosing to write.
My dream was to become a professional show jumper but God put me in another direction the twas to be a mom and help my husband and work part time. Jenny

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