Friday, August 17, 2018

10 Years Ago... I was a GraduWIT

Exactly ten years ago today, I graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology.  I can't believe it's been 10 years!  Happy Anniversary WIT Class of 2008!!!  

I have many wonderful memories from college.  I had so much fun with my yearbook friends, my student leadership friends and my interior design girlfriends.  I have memories of us exploring the city of Boston, laughing our heads off, spending late nights in studio, playing intense games of mafia at retreats, going to New York city for yearbook conferences, going out dancing and making waffles on the weekend in my apartment.  I wish I was able to see everyone more often.  However, I am excited that I'll be able to celebrate this milestone with my WIT interior design girlfriends this weekend during Stacy's bachelorette party.

Of course, Wentworth was also where I met my future husband, Eliot.  I actually gave Eliot his campus tour when he and his mother came out to look at schools.  (I must have given him a great tour because he was a student the next fall!)  It wasn't until after we had already been dating for about 2 weeks that we discovered it.  Eliot and I met a second time while training as tour guides and we became good friends.  We didn't start dating until my last two semesters at school, but we had a lot of fun in the time that we were both students there.  Then, I came back to Wentworth often to visit while he finished his degree!

Five years ago, I also wrote a post about my college graduation and how it related to my passion for Disney.  I went to school for interior design, and when I graduated I had big dreams of becoming an Interior Designer for Disney Imagineering.

Obviously, not much has changed in regards to my passion for all things Disney.  I decided becoming an Imagineer for Disney wasn't the right path for me.  Instead, I've been able to use the techniques I learned at WIT to create designs for Happily Ever Hatter.  It's opened the window for the two new businesses Eliot and I plan to launch soon!  And, our house is very Disney inspired, so I'm an Imagineer of my own life.

I looked through my photos earlier today, and the most meaningful one is still my photo of me and my dog Lucky.  He was 13 when he went to my graduation.  I wanted a photo with him and it wasn't until I put the pictures on my laptop that I noticed a familiar outline hidden in the sunlight.  (Can you find the Hidden Mickey?)

We lost Lucky a little over a year after this photo was taken.  It's still my absolute favorite picture of the two of us.  I've always believed that someone was trying to send me a message on my graduation day- I may not become an Imagineer for Disney, but the possibilities are endless, and that someday I'll find the right path for me.  

Now, 10 years later, I think I've finally found my path.  I think I've always known it.  I love creating things and making magic.  This milestone comes at a perfect time as the next chapter is about to begin.  After all "if you can dream it, you can do it."  °o°

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