FIDM Orientation… It’s Really Happening!!

I had my orientation at FIDM yesterday and it got me SO SO SO excited to start classes tomorrow! Seriously, I felt happier about and more hopeful for my future career than I have in a long, long time (or perhaps ever!). I had nothing but an amazing gut feeling that I was in the right place and following the right path. I got home with a huge smile on my face, a bunch orientation materials and supplies, and an urge to blast some music and dance around the house like an idiot (which I did, of course).

The orientation also made me a slightly apprehensive about how much WORK it is going to be outside of class (the head of my program said some classes can be up to 10-15 hours of work each outside of class in a given week!). I am going to be a busy girl! However, I keep telling myself two things:

1. It will be FUN work! The projects are going to be a ton of effort but I will be putting time and energy into something I love. It’s not like I will be spending that time waiting in line at the DMV or doing dishes. ;)

2. I am the kind of person that thrives when I am super busy. (Let’s hope history repeats itself!)

I really appreciate all of the kind words and well-wishes you all have been sending my way recently! You guys are the best! Fingers crossed that Day 1 goes smoothly! :)



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17 Responses to "FIDM Orientation… It’s Really Happening!!"

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  1. Mom

    January 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you have to do……if you need help, you know where I am! I have to live vicariously through you!

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    • Erika

      January 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Awww thanks Mom! You are the best! :)

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  2. Liz

    January 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    This is wonderful! I’m so happy for you in your joy and contentment (take it and run with it, Lord knows it doesn’t come along often!)

    LB

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    • Erika

      January 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much Liz! You are so right… I am planning on running with it indeed! xoxo :)

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  3. Melanie

    January 10, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Yay! So glad it’s going well and that you’re loving it! :)

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    • Erika

      January 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you so much Mel! xoxo

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  4. Ashley

    January 10, 2013 at 6:32 am

    So exciting!!

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    • Erika

      January 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Ashley!! :) xoxo

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  5. Christine @ Casa-de-Christine

    January 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Yay! It’s so great when you get that feeling that you are on the right path! I absolutely loved design school. I loved the projects. Loved learning what I did. Loved the people. What I didn’t love was the work load but you’ll handle it. You adjust. I’m at my best when I’m super busy too so I know you’ll rock it! Have a great first day tomorrow!!

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    • Erika

      January 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much Christine!! Yeah, I am beyond excited for all of those things! So far the people are amazing and the projects look like so much fun (but yes, a ton of work!). It will be a whirlwind of a year! xoxo

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  6. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    January 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Yay!! I really hope you had an absolutely wonderful first day! :)

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    • Erika

      January 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks Ashley! I absolutely did!! It is going to be an amazing year!

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  7. Kate @ DCL

    January 11, 2013 at 5:31 am

    How exciting!! Good luck :)

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    • Erika

      January 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you so much Kate! :)

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  8. Vicki

    January 12, 2013 at 12:22 am

    How exciting Erika! You had me as soon as I saw that colour palette! Hope it all is as wonderful as you hope, I’m sure it will be!

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    • Erika

      January 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you Vicki! :)

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  9. Maria @ Inspiration Affirmation

    January 24, 2013 at 3:25 am

    You will do great! Just have FUN! You were made for this! :-) <3

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