2017 has been one (fine) heck of a fireball. No words can amply define the frightful -yet- fruitful twelve-month duration. But gladly, the pros compensated the cons by a landslide. #heckyeah
- finished my “last first” semester of college
- tackled Manhattan alone
- interned at the local shop of my dreams
- survived a deadly car crash
- embraced my quirky, witty self after all these years
I re-lived my humble beginnings from the moment I started the blog (four years ago!) and rejuvenated my ultimate purpose: to create a place where all things dapper and dainty can reside. To inspire men to live a whimsically charming lifestyle. To make beautiful things above all else.
Thankfully, I have a great support system (friends, fellow bloggers, followers, family) who stick regardless of the lack thereof (consistent blog/insta posts). They believe in my vision and fully embrace my quirky tendencies. You know who you are!!
I also embraced the industry’s pros and cons in order for success to seep through the cracks. You know you love something wholeheartedly when you feel compelled to do XYZ even when it’s hard (i.e. olympic training, marriage, hopefully your college degree)
…and it all starts behind closed doors, writing and posting regularly no matter what. When you give your all habitually, there’s no doubt people will scout you!
Through this experience, my love for branding took place. If someone asked me three years ago if I envisioned myself creating brand personalities for companies, I would’ve laughed profusely.
As the quote reads, “stay close to people who feel like sunlight.” I plan to keep the ones who care enough to acknowledge my existence. When you’re putting maximum effort within a relationship, you deserve a response.
Ain’t nobody got time for one-sided relationships.