I believe your home should tell the story of who you are.

What you love most collected and assembled in one space. All your objects, finds, hand-me-downs . . . spelling out who you are to the world. Fact is, there isn’t a single item in my own home that doesn’t have a story behind it. This book celebrates the philosophy that things do matter. They have to. They’re what we live with and touch every single day. They welcome us home at night and greet us each morning on our bedside table. They represent where we’ve been, who we’ve loved, and where we hope to go. They make us happy, and I can’t think of a more beautiful way to live than that . . .” —Nate

This excerpt from Nate Berkus’ book “The Things That Matter” is my current inspiration for my art and life. As a college student, the pressure of success can easily make you forgot what is important. The pressure to discover yourself can push you into a mold of who you should be rather than are. For me, art and design helps me to find my center and balance between the stresses of life and the joys of it, between who I am and who I hope to be. As a PR major and a design minor, I think I have found the perfect equilibrium between my ambitious, structured side and my love to be free and creative. As I look towards a career, joining a public relations firm that focuses on the international career of an artist embodies that same balance.

Rayne Chapman 20 years old Fluent in English Mas ó Menos Español

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