• Anna Makarova

life updates

Hi all!

I wanted to give a few life updates about what has been happening and where I am heading...

This has been such an incredible year that flew by way too fast. I wish I could go back in time and relive it all just the way it was. Exactly a year ago, I found out that I got accepted into Masters in Commerce at the University of Virginia. I was ecstatic to study something I am passionate about and spend the last year with my undergraduate friends (since I ended up graduating from my undergrad a year early). This year has been one of the best years of my life. I created many unforgettable memories with my old and new friends. As you can see on these pictures, I have just graduated, this time with a masters degree in Marketing and Management. I wanted to take a moment to thank all my family and friends (not all are featured above) for the unconditional love and support throughout my college career. I couldn't have done it without you.

I have been MIA on the blog, as I was traveling for a study abroad portion of my masters where I got to learn what it's like to do business in Asia in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. In a few of this places getting online was a little bit difficult due to government restrictions. It was a very eye opening experience. I will try to do a post about it later but if you follow my Instagram I tried to post a bit about the trip there as we traveled throughout Asia.

A week after getting back to the United States, I had to unpack after traveling for a month and start repacking once again this time for my next biggest adventure... moving to NYC!!!

It has been my life-long dream to work within the business side of the fashion industry and I am so excited to announce that this year I was offered and accepted to do the Executive Development Program at Bloomingdale's! I have been a huge fan of the company for a long time and a chance to work for it is truly a dream come true. Yesterday, I started a new chapter in my life and officially moved to the Big Apple. Thank you for reading and I hope you will stick along for the ride and all the adventures in this new and exciting city!

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