Dalis

 My greatest challenge right now is I think time management. I want to do so much in such a tight time period and it's starting to wear me out. But I love doing all of the things I'm doing right now like working, school, hobbies & such. I just need to plan accordingly & honestly catch up on sleep too! Since I'm basically a walking zombie half of the time. Always happy & friendly but I do get hangry sometimes haha. The last thing I want to be is grumpy or unapproachable in any situation. I'm the sweetest, nicest, crazy curly haired girl you'll probably meet!  I'm an old soul. So I love portraying & expressing what I feel like I would've worn in another time. I love vintage & have unique individual features like my hair, facial structure & hips that I feel like old fashion styles or make up techniques accentuates & compliments. Not only my physical body, but makes my soul feel good if that makes any sense? (Laughs) It helps me walk with confidence versus the styles that I guess are "popular" or "in" now. I love creating a twist on the clothing we have from this era I guess and changing or modifying them to appear from another era. I like having a timeless look. A look that not only captures the eye but can be traced back to resemble a older, unique, expressive style.

My greatest challenge right now is I think time management. I want to do so much in such a tight time period and it's starting to wear me out. But I love doing all of the things I'm doing right now like working, school, hobbies & such. I just need to plan accordingly & honestly catch up on sleep too! Since I'm basically a walking zombie half of the time. Always happy & friendly but I do get hangry sometimes haha. The last thing I want to be is grumpy or unapproachable in any situation. I'm the sweetest, nicest, crazy curly haired girl you'll probably meet!

I'm an old soul. So I love portraying & expressing what I feel like I would've worn in another time. I love vintage & have unique individual features like my hair, facial structure & hips that I feel like old fashion styles or make up techniques accentuates & compliments. Not only my physical body, but makes my soul feel good if that makes any sense? (Laughs) It helps me walk with confidence versus the styles that I guess are "popular" or "in" now. I love creating a twist on the clothing we have from this era I guess and changing or modifying them to appear from another era. I like having a timeless look. A look that not only captures the eye but can be traced back to resemble a older, unique, expressive style.

Tanya

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"I would instantly tell my younger self to start loving yourself immediately because you won't grow unless you do. You'll never know what love is (as much as you may want it) until you start loving yourself. The process of loving myself has been the best!

I believe there's this secret ingredient to life which is simply making time for YOU. Even when you don't know what you want to do or what your purpose is in life; go figure it out! Go out there! Get a book, go to a park, read it! Once you're done with that, go get some coffee. Just keep "doing". I feel a lot of us are lost. Like, we aren't connected with ourselves. And unfortunately, we try to fill our voids with objects, things and even people. But we can't fill it that way, we can only fill it by nurturing ourselves."

Parth

I'm originally from India. I moved to America during the Fall of 2010. Coming from a different culture, it was a challenge.  But after adapting and interacting with more people, I've learned that people are all the same. We just live in different cultures. After growing and developing myself, I recognized how my viewpoints and perspective on life changed. Social interactions are so important. I made the effort to keep meeting new people to make more connections.

 

I also discovered a love for reading more books and a love for self-improvement. A book that really changed my life was a book called "The Compound Effect". The concept of the book is basically saying that anything that you want to do in your life, you have to do it everyday consistently. After a few weeks of doing it, it develops into a strong habit. I feel like I've always had this instilled in me because I'm more of a marathon runner instead of a sprinter. But after reading that book I came face to face with my internal philosophy. I use to stay away from consistency because I had this fear of success. But the book really helped me get past that.

 

America is a country where you have resources for everything. So if there's anything that you want to learn or improve on, you can do it here. That is one thing about this country that I think a lot of people overlook. India is filled with a lot of intelligent people, but there isn't as much freedom there as it is in America. When it comes to learning new things or developing new perspectives, India can be kind of conservative at times. But it's getting better though.

 

I'm honestly ok with everything I've done from the past to now. Had I not been who I was back then, I would've never made it out here. I can honestly say that I'm proud of myself. Even though I haven't had any big success yet, I'm happy with who I'm becoming."- Parth