i don't think i've ever mentioned it before, but i have a B.S. in home ec (family and consumer sciences, actually). i took classes like sewing and craft demonstration, fashion merchandising and interior design. it sounds fancy, but believe me, way back then, i already knew more than they were teaching in my program. we didn't have computers to work with in class and the internet was just beginning. i had worked retail for a few years already and was frustrated by my fashion classes, taught by an older (in my eyes - out of touch) teacher. i even switched majors to english at one point, but this stuff is all i've ever wanted to do, so i switched back. after graduation, i worked for abercrombie and then jcrew, until troy took a job in central kansas.
i don't really know why i'm sharing this. it's just been on my mind a lot lately, after years of feeling like i wasted a college opportunity to "do something" i'm beginning to feel like i've been on the right path. and that's a great feeling. there are so many opportunities for crafters right now!