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is a 36.03 year old
and has been a part of the Threadless community for 6 years, 11 months!
has scored 145 submissions, giving an average score of 2.10, helping 3 designs get printed.
congratulations to nate too, definitely made me chuckle a bit...
i agree with frickinawesome...that's why this shirt was chosen to be printed, and why it will sell...
no bad intentions, honestly, but i have seen this slogan many times on deviantArt, there is a member who uses it as a signature line, and i have seen it posted on a photography blog that i have read too...and i know for sure that the woman on deviantArt has been signing off this way at least until 2004...it just seems that there is a weird balance with the type tees to be "original" and "appealing"...personally, some of my favorite slogans are not the 'i do something' ironic tees (which seem to be the most popular,) but the witty random ones...albeit, the very ones that i wouldn't wear on a t-shirt...hmmm...
posted 6 years, 11 months ago in I love this! Too bad it's about Pirates
i teach high school...juniors and seniors, so i know what you're going through from that perspective too. :) "my" kids are driving me nutty with their own stresses, but i am excited too.
you can always transfer too, if you find you're not happy...please don't ever think you don't have options...there are always choices.
tee hee...and i didn't make it up about columbia. at the time it was a bit lonely, not funny and kind of disheartening...
now, i'm really touched by my family's support...they might not understand...but they understand ME, and support that.
...and lucretia mott's mom is right...
parents freak out because they are worried and want the best for you (as cliche as that sounds,) but all in all they just want you to be happy and fulfilled...sad adults are adults that regret things...if you always keep your passion close to your heart (even if it changes,) you won't regret...
bill nye...haha, i met him at uw in seattle...guy is really fun. oh, and don't forget that a lot of the "ivies" offer summer school courses, auditing, online courses, etc...lots of ways to get your "fix"...
one last thing from wordy me...it's really hard when your friends are (seemingly) going off to exotic places...and you might feel a little envious at times...just breathe, forgive yourself, acknowledge and let go...you'll need your friends...keep the old and make new ones.
posted 6 years, 11 months ago in College rejection letters
:) i'm definitely "whole" the successful is relative. but thanks too!
*i'm the first in my family to have gone to college too...so i feel ya' on reaching out to the universe for some validation/support...my family was like 'columbia? but you don't speak spanish' (seriously)
seriously though...went through the whole "professional school" (okay it was law) thing and realized that i was denying what i was most passionate about...and now i'm a teacher, which is awesome.
you'll be golden...last little bit of advice...use the student services at the school you end up at...no matter how 'lame' or uninspired you may feel to seek it out...it will help.
...hi. not to do the "everything happens for a reason" thing...just wanted to put this out there to you all, as an older, err, "more experienced" person who has been through the wait...
all-in-all please don't be down on yourself, or dispairing. i went to my "not first choice" state college (gasp!) school...although i too was being recruited by my "reach" ivy school... and now as i procrastinate here on threadless from completing my master's thesis at my ivy...i realize that i had a far better experience at my undergrad school...it was just where i was supposed to be...
you're going to go someplace great, and your experience and what you get out of it will largely depend on what you put in and take out with you...the ivy may have great resources, but you may not always benefit from them...you know? so at this point, as you're waiting for the acceptance letters, just look forward to how great you're going to do in school next year, and all the new experiences you will have...
as the alchemist said, the universe conspires to help the dreamers...as long as you live without denying your passions, and you pursue them, you will be at peace and taken care of...
ok. your blog was my clue to get offline and go back to work... :)
the very best wishes to you!!! (my advice on 'bouncing back' as you put it, is to think of all the t-shirts you can buy for the rest of your life because you won't be swimming in loan bills from an overpriced education)
congratulations on your upcoming graduation too
oops, sorry H Magoria, i meant that i agreed with the first person to suggest just the first pair of sneakers, but of course keeping the squirrel...
really like it and would buy it the way it is now...but not too crazy about the skates (to buy)...i think of designs as "WOW! i love it" and then "WOW! i love it, i will spend my non-existant monies to buy it." :) hope that is helpful...but of course i know my opinions do very little to affect the market, as you have to have market dollars to make effects... nice job.
posted 6 years, 11 months ago in On the Wire