What's in your Dreams?
Have you ever been asked… What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Ugh – ok, too cliched, I know. Let’s rephrase. What part of your daily life is missing?
That’s right, when you have a couple of spare minutes, what are you googling/sketching/talking to your friends about? For me, it was always fashion. I mean, seriously, what’s not to love? It can create an aura of cool confidence or be an over the top extreme expression of creativity! And it’s totally unique to you and no one else (if you want it to be anyways).
I started young, crazy young, with a collection of prom dresses and period costumes that my mom would find for me in old dusty thrift stores. They’d be pinned up and drag along behind me wherever I wore them - to play outside, to the grocery store. It didn’t really matter to me. And to be honest, it’s only really gotten worse from there (yes I have worn a ball gown to Chipotle as a grown woman).
But, life isn’t always as fun as it leads you to believe as a kid right? I mean, the job thing kind of sneaks up on you. I gave up on being first a model, then a designer, and eventually even someone who could just work their way into New York Fashion Week. Why? Because I started working a “real job” in business.
Then a crazy thing happened. I was diagnosed with Celiac. And it sucked (seriously, do NOT put this on your Christmas wish list). But I started Celiac Cutie. I was making t-shirts. Then people got excited and now I’m working on more than just that. A couture line? No. But a line that I’m actually getting to create from scratch – apparel that I can wear every day and be proud of? Hell yeah!
My point for you today lovelies is that I could have been doing this ten years ago. But I stopped letting myself dream. It wasn’t until something dramatically changed in my life that I had the drive and purpose to try something really “crazy”. Almost a year and a half into this, I want you to know that you don’t have to wait for a life event to get started on your dream. You don’t have to move to New York, you don’t have to get a new degree, you can just start. Where you are.
I never stopped playing dress up and that may not be your thing. But what can be your thing? To never stop dreaming.