Leanne Wei

Twenty Five

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved making things.  When I was 5, I'd gather flowers and tell my parents I was going to open a flower shop when I grow up.  When I was 15, I was inspired to become a designer by Vera Wang.  In my early 20s, my only career goal was that I wanted to work in fashion, but as I turn 25 this year, I'm scared because I'm a little uncertain which direction to move in my life.  All I know is that I want to create, I want to help people and animals, and I want to use what I love to make the world a happier place.  My goals and priorities have shifted so much in these past two years.  When I was younger, I thought I would have my life together already by now, but I don't.  When you are young and know nothing, you set so many expectations of what your life is supposed to be.  Or at least I did.  The things that I once thought would make me happy don't actually make me happy.  Giving is what makes me happy. And helping others. I just need to figure out how.