Make your move….
After weeks of procrastination I’ve finally locked myself away to get the ball rolling and post our first blog. It sounds like an easy enough task but trust me, any excuse that I could find not to write this, I found it!
A few months back, I found myself in a situation where I was feeling seriously depressed and lacking any motivation to do ANYTHING. Stress and anxiety made me not want to even leave the house some days and I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. My career had hit a brick wall and I wasn’t sure that I wanted to continue to pursue what I thought was my dream career. But there’s the catch. What I was doing was only part of the dream. At some point I’d forgotten everything else that I wanted to achieve in my life.
So, I sat down and took the time to remember my other dreams. The biggest one being, to be by own boss! Now I had always thought that nothing short of a lottery win would help me to get started and yes that might be the case for some of my other plans, but there was one dream that was a lot more achievable right now.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good statement T Shirt (it’s kind of an obsession). It’s my way of expressing myself or showing my personality without ever having to say a word. A few years back whilst on holiday, I’d sat down and planned out designs because I wanted to start creating my own. But I came back home and got sucked back into the endless hours and demands of my day job and didn’t follow it through. How many of you can relate (sigh)? I couldn’t let it go this time though. I needed something to motivate me and get me out from under this black cloud and once I started putting pen to paper and doing my research, there was no stopping me. The fire was lit!
Fast forward to 3 weeks later, I had my designs and my website was live! Sounds easy? It wasn’t and still isn’t but the feeling of achieving every milestone that I set is AMAZING! Does my brand have a huge social media following, NO! Am I going to be featured in Forbes this year? Maybe not this year but never say never. As stressful and exhausting as this can be, I can now say I AM AN ENTREPENEUR! I’m following MY dreams and doing what makes ME happy and there is nothing more fulfilling than that.
It’s cliché, but you know how the saying goes, “Nothing in life worth having is easy” (I feel another design coming on). I’m a work in progress and I’m learning to push through the crap that life throws at me. There is no cheat code for this. If there’s one thing that I want you to take away from this, it’s this. Focus on something, anything that makes you happy and gives you a reason to get out of bed in the morning and do that. And when you’re done doing that, do it some more!
I’m not going to waffle on about love, light and positivity, (although they are all key) it’s super cheesy and I’m rolling my eyes myself. My brand isn’t just about selling a few T-shirts. If you check out our social media pages, you’ll see that we promote positivity and empowerment with a side of humour and a touch of sass.
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