A year ago I decided to leave my full-time agency job to pursue my dream as an independent designer and what an incredible year it has been. I gave my first design talk with AIGA Kansas City, took a pattern drafting course, and will be showing in the West 18th Street Fashion Show next week! And to top it all off will be spending the summer in London taking a workshop at the London College of Fashion. Thanks to my family and friends for all your love and support along the way. To anyone wishing to take the reins of your career and life – you can do it and it is so rewarding.