I got to meet up with my mentor and we discussed about my project. Luckily she let me use her old clothes for my project, but sadly we haven't had time to start my project. I didn't even get to take a picture of us but surely next time we will take a picture together.
I have a tank top that I do not wear anymore so I decided to use it for my project. I have designed it in a different way but have not put my design into action. I am still waiting for my cousin to reply back so we can meet up and start working on my project.  
I sent my cousin an email asking her if she would be able to be my mentor for my 20 Percent Project. With the email, I attached my 20 percent project presentation so she would be able to see what I am planning to do. I chose her because she has some experiences with sewing and I know I will be able to go to her when I need help. Right now I am just waiting for her to reply to see if she will accept or decline. 
For right now I am collecting and finding old clothes from my closet, siblings and close relatives. I am still brainstorming and drawing my design so that I don't waste any clothing.
When we started our project I thought that it was actually going to be easy and fun. I would get to work on it every Friday until the end of my Sophomore year. I didn't realize though that we will have to present or pitch our project until my English teacher told our class. I didn't really like the idea of presenting because every time I hear the word present, I get nervous and seem to overthink. The worst part of it was that I didn’t know what I am going to do yet.
        I finally figured out what it is going to be and how I am going to do it. I love fashion so I thought of creating an upcycling organization on El Capitan High School. I was super excited about my project and couldn’t wait to see my progress throughout the year. As presenting day approach, I was excited to show others what I am committing to do for the rest of the year, but at the same time I felt nervous and was over thinking it.
        That day came quicker than I had expected. I was feeling nervous and excited at the same time but I was mostly nervous. As I walked to the library with these uncomfortable clothes, I felt unready or unsatisfied with my project, but told myself that it had enough information on it. The presentation went easier than I thought. After presenting I felt relieved that I got it over with and it felt great to let others know what I am planning to do.

    Author: P.Thao

    I chose to do my project on up cycling because of my love for fashion and my desire to go green.