What Makes A Fashion Designer Actually Have You Know A Lot About, Well, Fashion?

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“Does a fashion designer actually have to know a lot about, well, fashion?”. This is the million dollar question whose answer broke my unartistic and unimaginative 7 year old heart. When i was 7 years old, i was asked what i wanted to be when i grow up. Of course, i said fashion designer. What little girl doesn’t want to spend the rest of her life in glamour and mania? Little did i know, in order to perceive a career, you must have a passion and skill in that area. This moment of understanding the reality that my fashion designing dream would be nothing but a fantasy is exactly when that vision ended.
At 11 years old, i was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In other words; my hands must be clean at all times, germs are my enemy, and answers are my best friend. Living with OCD i have always valued planning ahead. I always need to know what is going to happen ahead of time, in fear of having nowhere to go or be. Due to this, i have always been jumping to conclusions as to what i want to spend the rest of my life doing. OCD has always caused me to keep all my thoughts in a certain order. For as long as i can remember, i have always wanted to know the "why" behind everything that goes on. Why people do what they do, why the brain works the way it does, and why i am so different from the person sitting right beside me. Psychology is the study of mind and behavior, or in my mind, it is the study of "why".
I am now seventeen years old and have a new vision for…

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