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By Kate, age 18, New Hampshire
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Kate ...

You may remember me from the cover of last December's issue, and perhaps you have read many of my articles. Maybe you agreed with a few of my movie or book reviews, or maybe you enjoy following me as I write about my first year in college.

Or maybe you don't know me at all. (That's a problem. We will have to fix that.)

Here at Sweet Designs, I am a Real Life writer (though I have written in other categories as well). I have been writing for Sweet Designs for almost two years, I think. Wow, has it been that long already?

Currently, I am a freshman in college studying Creative Writing. If you haven't figured it out by now, I love to write and do so as much as possible, whether I'm writing a story for a class or an article for this wonderful magazine.

My goals for the next 8 years are: getting a degree in Creative Writing, going to grad school in New York for Interior Design, and hopefully, while I'm in grad school (because I have to pay for it somehow!) getting a job in the movie area, hopefully putting my writing skills to use as a screenwriter. I have also considered picking up a minor in dreams. Maybe something along the lines of dream psychology.

Obviously I have big dreams and I am going to do everything in my power to achieve those dreams ... and then some.

If you read my first bio, you will know that I am also a horse fan. Horses have always been a part of my life, and hopefully in the spring I will finally be able to own my first horse. I used to ride every week as much as possible, but recently the horse I rode died very suddenly. (R.I.P. Alante. You taught me everything. Thanks.) I mostly ride pleasure, but I love to jump! And I absolutely love barrel racing! Wherever I end up, my life will never be complete without a barn and horses.

I continue to partake in Civil War re-enactments, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Maybe you read the article I wrote about it ("Fifth Mass, Fall In", SDM Aug '08). If not, I suggest you do!

Being a freshman in college is a totally new and exciting experience for me, and as you may have noticed, I have been writing a series of articles about my experience in hopes of helping current and future collegians through the years. It was been quite a transition for me, as I have lost contact with many high school friends and found myself alone in a new environment, but I've adjusted quickly and I am already used to the goings on here at my college. I have been getting very close not only with my roommate, but other students as well, and I am forming what I hope to be very close friendships.

I have also been realizing who I am as a person and the dreams I want to reach. My life is only just beginning, and I can't wait to get started and see what it has in store for me!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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