Peonies, some waiting to bloom; others bursting forth. Paris, July 2008.
You know how it is when a career begins to blossom: a little recognition, the search for direction, a first job. A fever pitch of excitement and a growing sense of possibility; apprehension and nerves. Determination and enthusiasm overriding that tiny frisson of fear.
Today my daughter Jordana travels from Savannah to Philadelphia. After visiting me in San Francisco, she's had only a few days to pack up her apartment, rent a van and take care of the thousand little details necessary when moving from one city to another.
While her new job starts Monday, a hoped-for apartment won't be available until September. Temporarily, she'll be staying in a VRBO studio apartment. It is hoped that in another six weeks, the basics of home and hearth will become a bit more settled and her real adventures will begin.
Meanwhile, Jordana is thrilled to be included in the September issue of Teen Vogue magazine. Since I can't imagine that many of my readers are part of the Teen Vogue demographic, if you happen to be at a newsstand or bookstore and see the September issue, turn to page 118. You'll see Jordana, her SCAD partner Ashlyn and some of their designs for Ruffian, New York. Jordana's coat also appears in South magazine (click through photos to view). Yes, proud mom here.