This past week I took a little trip to the Mosaic District to stop by Alex and Ani. They were having a charity event, so I jumped at the chance to snatch up my favorite bracelet with the added benefit of extra funds going towards a foundation I believe in.
I chose the "New Beginnings" bangle because recently I've had a lot of clarity and have noticed a lot of growth and change for the better. In the past few months I've decided the path I want to take. This means quite a few more years of school, a masters degree, and then hopefully a teaching certification. My long-term goal is to become a high school english teacher, and since I announced my plan I've recieved a lot of support from my friends and family. This means the world to me, and ever since I made my decision, it seems like the proverbial page has turned, and I can see the road ahead of me a lot more clearly than I had before. I think I knew what I wanted to teach all along, but with all the support, I'm more excited than ever.
Alex and Ani was a really cool place to shop. I was really impressed with the atmosphere of the store, and the quality of the packaging I received after making my purchase. They also offer a 10% college and military discount, which is awesome! Especially since at $28 a pop, Alex and Ani bracelets are way more affordable than the other "trendy" jewelry on the market today (*cough, Pandora *cough*) I'll definitely go back if I ever get another craving for something shiny. Which may be soon, because I have my eye on a few of their other pieces!
Do you have an Alex and Ani bracelet?
How did you know what you wanted to do with your life?