Before applying to CTC I was at Northmont High School. I was very comfortable being at Northmont, and I never really planned on leaving before graduation. I had recently moved from Greenville earlier that year so I wasn’t looking for another school change, and I really had no idea that CTC existed. About mid-year we had the option to visit CTC for the day, I more or less chose to go to get out of class for a day. I signed to visit the Sports Medicine program and Criminal Justice. I had absolutely no interest in either programs, and I honestly didn’t even know Graphic Arts existed here.
The day before the deadline to apply my counselor called me in and told me she thought I would really benefit from the Graphic Art program at CTC, so we looked into it and I applied on a whim, just to see if I could get in. About two weeks later I received a letter saying that I was accepted and I really wasn’t sure what to do. I went home and discussed it with my mom and I was still planning on staying at Northmont for my junior and senior year. As the summer passed I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do, and I really didn’t have all the information I needed.
We decided to visit the campus and as soon as I saw the art on the wall I was sold. I thought that the program cold really benefit me in the long run. I always have wanted to do something hands on, for the past 3 years I’ve wanted to be a tattoo artist, so you can see how drawing and tattoos go hand in hand. I wasn’t very concerned about meeting new people because I was used to it, but I was worried about getting lost.
Starting the program I thought I was just the bees knees at drawing, I was really focused on being the best I could be, at the BEGINNING. I did really well with all of the beginning practices and small things, then as things started to be more time consuming I gave less and less effort into my projects, and that is probably my biggest regret.