At fifteen I found an outlet for self expression through thrifting. My main focus at the time was clothing. I unstitched and sewed up something new from something old. It was obvious I had a love for it because I did everything by hand. I never had a "reliable" machine until I was twenty three. THerefore, I undoubtedly knew that my patience was actually my love for sewing.
As time went on, my interest somewhat broaden. I rekindled my passion for sewing by entering into a diploma program at a local community college. I took this step in order to progress in my passion for furniture design.
The two interest went hand and hand!! I never thought as a teen that my hobby of sewing would lead me to the major and career of my dreams, but it did!