I just want to first thank everyone who has sent me an congratulations email or comment! Everything is just feeling so surreal! I really do feel like I'm going to wake up in the morning, log onto Chictopia, and discover who the real winners are. This truly is like a Cinderella story, minus the singing mice and creepy step-family.
So, yes I have decided to go! Since I couldn't afford the ticket before they reimburse me, Robert paid for me for now. So that took care of all financial obstacles. My parents seem to think it's fake, but they have no idea what Chictopia is, and it'd be kind of weird explaining it to them; but they're letting me go. Even up until this morning and even after my flight tickets were bought, I was still really scared about going to New York, all by myself. I had a near panic attack last night and was just one click away from canceling my flight and sending an email to Corinne to send on the award to someone else. I even wrote a post similar to this one, but eventually deleted it. But after much thought, my fears of the unknown and getting lost are slowly dissolving and turning into excitement! This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I just have to take it. It'll be even better if Robert ends up going with me (as of now, he isn't :( !).
I had a midterm today, but didn't study at all. I hadn't even gone to that class other than like once or twice, but surprisingly the midterm wasn't too bad. But I am going to start going to class and trying though. I have one more midterm to go (on Monday), but after that it's all about preparing for New York! I am so excited and grateful! I don't even know what to wear or pack. I obviously don't have money for new clothes, so I just have to make due with what I have which is...sunny California clothes. Our winter right now is like 60/70-degrees. I'm just prouncing around in t-shirts! And in New York, it's snowing. I've never really experienced snow before, so this will be so...different!
Congratulations to all the other winners! I am so excited to meet you all! Sorry for the lack of outfit posts. It's been a really crazy week, and next week will be even crazier. But I promise to take lots and lots and lots of photos during Chictopia 10!
Thank you all again! I will try to do a proper post--outfit photos and photography--tomorrow! I'm off to make my portfolio from the photos of my first wedding gig now so I can send it onto a friend to show a potential client! Life is so good right now. So good.
Until next post,