Apr 4, 2012

The Moment We've All Been Waiting For

Some of you may have seen on twitter that my Mom played a little prank on me yesterday. I have been anxiously waiting for this piece of mail for about two weeks now. Every day I would run home and check the mailbox hoping that something would be there for me. I sent a text to my Mom while at work asking if anything from FIT came in the mail...She responded saying "Oh yeah it did, it says congratulations, you got it?" I immediately got confused, and questioned whether or not she was messing with me. A few seconds later she did the old "April Fools!" thing, and I went back to wallow in my misery. I was mad, but I did think it was a pretty good joke...I left work a few hours later and got home to a house full of noise & laughter(which is extremely typical in my house). My nephew Eddie ran up to me and says "NONA, I have a surprise for YOOUUUUU" and then he pulls out the envelope, that actually says "CONGRATULATIONS" on the front! 

I can't really explain how I felt opening it, it was a pretty amazing feeling..and I won't lie, tears actually started to fill up my eyes. I can finally say that I feel like I am finally finding my way to where I need to be. I feel like all of my hard work will soon pay off, and I will be able to follow my dreams. That uncertainty that was inside of me, is starting to fade, and I feel great. The past year has been tough in the sense that I have felt really out of place in my career. As you all know I have been going back and forth about so many things. I feel like I finally found a place where I belong and I can't wait to see where my life takes me. Everything inside me changed yesterday, and every day from here on out will be different. I will keep growing, and learning, and ultimately becoming the person that I aspire to be. I also can't wait to document my journey! It's going to be a fun adventure, and I plan on keeping you all posted on what's going on.

47 comments:

  1. oh my gosh!! that is soo exciting!! congrats girl!! :D

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  2. congrats maria!! what a feeling that's got to be. good luck and i can't wait to see your journey unfold. i'm sure you can't either, lol. <3

    p.s. so sweet how your family gave you the fantastic news!

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  3. Congrats! That's so exciting!

    P.S. Your mom sounds pretty adorable :)

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's such great news!!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net

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  5. Congratulations, Maria! I'm so happy for you!! CHEERS!

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  6. So exciting! Congrats I am really happy for you =).

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  7. COngratulations!! So excited for you! It is meant to be! :)

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  8. Yeah! I'm super excited for you! I can't wait to hear more about your journey!

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  9. YAY! Congratulations! You are going to do so wonderfully. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  10. YAAAYYY congrats!! I just graduated undergrad so feel like you did about 30 times a day. It must be a great feeling to slide into a place you feel perfect in :))

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  11. guurl! that is amazing! It is such an amazing feeling to be recognized that way. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

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  12. Yay! It's nice to feel like you're heading in a direction that's finally right. Can't wait to hear more!

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  13. Yay! So happy for you- you deserve it girl! Congrats!!

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  14. Yay, super congratulations! Finding a direction can be so rewarding, I wish you the best luck with your program. :)

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  15. Congratulations! I'm really happy you get to do what you want and I'm really looking forward to reading about your journey too !!!

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  16. SOOO GREAT! now the real question-- does this mean you get to meet tim gunn?!

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  17. Congrats!! I think I would've cried over the April Fools joke, though!
    How exciting? :D
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  18. COngrats dear, at the end, the effor was worth it!


    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  19. Congrats! I did part of my schooling at FIT, it is seriously amazing there. Good luck!

    Holly
    www.hollydollyblog.com

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  20. I've really enjoyed looking at your blog, thanks for stopping by earlier on ours and saying hello! I've got a salutation for you too...Congratulations, that's amazing!

    hannah

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  21. To echo what was on the envelope...

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! =D

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  22. Yeah a HUGE Congrats!!! How awesome lady, I can't wait to follow you on this adventure. :)

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  23. Congrats, miss!!! I saw a tweet on Twitter from Elise about your news and I had to come over and see. I love your blog! I'm a new follower now! Yay! :D

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  24. Oh my goodness! That is so awesome. Congratulations to you and good luck as well! I am sure you will do such a great job. :) How exciting!

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  25. Wow congratulations! This is so exciting. I know exactly how it feels to put your life on hole and feel like your in limbo so to speak. It is such a great moment when you get the opportunity to follow your dream and start afresh! Do good!

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  26. aw, i'm so excited for you! congrats, friend!

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  27. Yay!!! Congratulations!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh my goodness, congratulations! How exciting!! I visited FIT a few years back. It's a lovely school.

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  29. Wowza, congratulations!! That is SO FREAKING EXCITING!! I wish I had of gone to school for fashion...you're living the dream girl!

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  30. Well done! :D I found out two days ago that I got into art college, such a good feeling!

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  31. Great news!! Congratulations!

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  32. Congrats! This is too exciting!

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  33. congrats that is amazing! what are you going to be studying? i actually went to school for fashion design

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  34. Congrats! That is so awesome. I would have love to have gone to FIT for school but any school that allows you to live and breath fashion is my kinda place, and NYC, thats so fun and there are so many different opportunities there. I currently go to FSU for fashion and I love it. Good luck next year and thanks for the comment!

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  35. Congratulations, dear! FIT is an amazing school - we had a program when I was in fashion school where we spent a year there - although I didn't go, for personal reasons, I dreamt of it. Somedays, I still do. The friends I have that went there - adored it and learned so much. Good luck, doll! You'll do amazing!

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  36. Congratulations!! That's so amazing!!

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  37. Congratulations! That's fantastic. Cute blog, btw. I'll be following :)

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  38. Wow that is truly amazing, congratulations! :)

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  39. You clever lady. That is so rad.

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  40. that is so exciting! I am thrilled for you... well deserved! I'm sure you will have a very successful future :) congrats!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  41. Oh my gosh girl... that is SO exciting. Congrats!!! I'm jealous. NYC is a dream. :)

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  42. Congratulations x10000000!!! I am seriously so SO happy for you to be on this journey!

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