(hm tshirt, akira blazer, volcom chinos, versace for hm necklace, hm boots, a. wang rocco bag, lanvin for hm sunglasses)

Tonight I received an unexpected call from my wonderful friend, Amy Creyer *(Crey-ar).* She told me that it’s time for me to settle down and enjoy life.

It was my reality check. 

Having a friend take the time to tell me that I must enjoy my college years and tell me not to make the same mistakes as her made me feel like someone cared about me. It gave me the sense of warmth that I’ve been needing for a while.

College hasn’t been the best experience that I’ve had. UIC isn’t for me. The people, the vibe, the cliches, the academics, the environment, everything isn’t me. Maybe that’s why I’ve been working my butt off?

Although I’m not a super religious person, when you get super sick.. someone or something trying to tell you something.

It was my reality check.

There are times where I’m constantly stress out about what will happen in the future. Sometimes I question myself.. “Why worry about the future? I’m only 18.” Then I think about how fast time flys.

What I want to do isn’t an easy job. PR is all about networking, knowing the right people, establishing a name/image, and working your butt off to the top. Some people are able to born into riches, but most have to struggle their way up to the top… especially fashion PR.

I want to be successful in life.
I want to be that kid that came from a middle class family to possibly the next VP of a major PR firm.
But most importantly, I want to make my parents proud.

Do I really want to die at the age of 30? I surely don’t, but if I keep up the insane habits that I currently do then maybe I will. Such a dark thing to say, but it’s true.

This year is all about taking care of myself. It’s all about focusing on relaxing and enjoying my youth as it passes by.

It’s crazy to think that I’m already on my 2nd semester of college. Boy does college fly by.

It was my reality check. 

All Photos Courtesy of Amy Creyer, Chicago Street Style

This article has 22 comments

  1. sacramento Reply

    Being young is not as easy as it seems, just remember to be yourself, enjoy everyday, and belive tha the best is still to come.

  2. PR_Style Reply

    Yes, time really does fly, and no one is promised tomorrow, so enjoy your youth & friends. Your real friends see the tears before they fall from your eyes. BTW, I love this complete look.

  3. look-scout Reply

    What a wonderful blog. The pictures are so so amazing. The bag is my fav especially in combination with the shoes :) Wish you a wonderful and successful 2012 and that all your dreams come true. Hope you visit me and we follow each other if you like :)


  4. Alice and Gabriella Reply

    that bas has left me without words.

    love your style and your blog, you have a new follower!

    hope you reach your goals, and do well in the fashion world :)


  5. Heidi Reply

    I love the bag. I love Alexander Wang, he makes amazing pieces. I love your style. You have such nice smile.

    xx Heidi


  6. Miss Top Ten Image Reply

    Dear Luis,
    I’m a bit older thank you so if there’s something I am able to do is to give you a piece of advice. Don’t stress, you’re young a life is VERY long. One day you’ll wake up knowing what you want to do. And above everything take care of yourself as you only hav one body to live that LOOOOeNG life…
    BTW great look and lovely bag!!


  7. xoxo Kellz* Reply

    omgggggggggggggg ok so first off these photos are amazing N that baggggg wtf I wantttttttttttt it!!! hahha beyond great +1

  8. Kristyn Reply

    Reality checks are good you busy boy. Time for second semester woohoo!! And on the upside, you have that beautiful bag, which should make any day better simply because you own it. Hopefully one day I won’t be a broke bitch anymore and can afford nice things. Sigh, I await that day.

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