Tales of Flora-6

Down with the Super Gnoll!

We made it to the village, some of us in better shape than others, and immediately warned those living there about the super gnoll that was on its way.  Continue reading


Tales of Flora-5

Gnolls, gnolls everywhere…

We set out early the next morning, my husband trying to nurse a horrid hangover, and reached the cave we were to fight the creatures in.  Without wasting time, we headed in and were immediately greeted by some horrid hyena/wolf man hybrids. Continue reading

Tales of Flora-4

Flora and Diarmud’s meeting

We had been traveling for a long while and I was exhausted.  I curled up by the dying fire against the warmth of Diarmund, my legs twitching from all the traveling, and it didn’t take long for me to fall into a deep sleep.  My mind wandered and picked up the story that I love telling others the most.  How I met my husband.  Continue reading

Five Significant Events in my Life-5

Deciding what my dream occupation is and taking steps to get there (College Junior)

Even as a child, I knew I wanted to do something artistic when I grew up.  In elementary school it was an artist or fashion designer, in middle school it was a manga artist, in high school it was a seamstress.  Towards the end of high school, it was time for us to pick the career we wanted to pursue for the rest of our lives.  I wanted to do something artistic, but I knew the market was very hard to get into and was highly competitive.   It felt like I didn’t have the talent to last in that field.  Mother also kept pestering me to do something practical; if I wanted to do art, do it in a growing field like computer design.  So seeing as art was out, I had to turn to my next vest subject, math.  What could I do with math?  Teach?  That was the only thing that came to mind, so I decided to go after something I was already familiar with.

Business.  Not just any business, accounting, just like mommy and daddy (so cute, right?)  I had never taken any accounting classes before in my life, let alone a business class, but I was convinced this was the way for me.  I was gonna follow in the footsteps of my parents and get a good practical job that paid well, so I could sew on the side for fun and maybe make a little extra cash.

That plan only lasted for three years.  As I went through my accounting classes I grew more and more miserable.  I just couldn’t grasp the information of the higher level classes and continued to fail and have to retake the course.  As miserable as I was, I had no idea what to do about this situation.  I was also very stubborn and didn’t want to change my major; I wanted to stick with the path I had chosen through the end, no matter how miserable it made me.

Before switching majors I talked to my friend Steph a lot.  She is also a creative mind and highly artistic but is presuming a career in MIS (management information systems).  We had talked previously about setting up an online store to sell small products to help us earn some cash.  In planning, I kept taking the idea further and further, expanding it longer and larger into the future.  After switching majors I was able to take an intro class on entrepreneurship and my dream goal was set.  My goal: own my own company that makes customized costumes and pixel art quilts, while also producing a steady stream of smaller products like pillows.

As I started stockpiling the products we were going to try and sell, I realized that I still had a long way to go in terms of my sewing skills.  That’s when I decided after I graduation from York College of Pennsylvania with my degree in Business Administration, I am going to Albright College for their fashion/costuming program.  This will help me advance the skills that I already have and let me apply them to my dream.

I want a career that makes me excited to get out of bed every morning and being stuck in an office with a desk job is not going to do it.  I want to make gorgeous costumes and quilts with my hands while also inspiring my employees to do the same.  That’s my dream and I’m gonna try as hard as I can to reach it.