Now this is the story all about how my life got flip turned up side down, and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there and write for you a post about how life’s been unfair.
Anyway, as I was saying, life sucks. 🙂 That’s why I’m writing an ‘end of the year’ post in October. As far as I’m concerned, 10 months is enough. Its an even number, its plenty of time to run out of steam, lets just move on.
So, lets see, 2019: Had about 7 educational crises, took 1 year out to hate 3 jobs, applied for 50, 1 car got rear ended, 1 car started smoking (not like an addiction thing) and a bunch of other things that are just hard to communicate numerically. But in the grand scheme of things, everyone’s going through it right?
So I did what any sane person would do. I ignored all rational coping mechanisms and dyed my hair grey. Well to be more specific, I dyed half my hair. Ok, to be painfully specific, I bleached it 3 times, toned it twice and put A LOT of grey dye in. I now look like I steal Dalmatians and turn them into fur coats.
You’d think that would be enough. I used enough colour and peroxide to fill a swimming pool. Bit of an exaggeration, but it was enough to reasonably fill one of those newborn bath tubs. So still a lot.
But, no, that wasn’t enough crazy for me. I then decided to take up a relaxing sport. Lol , obviously not – I actually started a t-shirt business. Did you know round 30% of small businesses fail within their second year? Nope, me neither, but hey in for a penny in for a pound.
So yes, I started a t shirt business and no, I don’t know where it is going. It could flop, it could go really well. All I know is, I’ve thrown myself into the deep end, but that’s just where I’m most comfortable.
There’s a point where cutting your hair or dying it for that matter just wont cut it anymore (pun). We’re not made to spend every bit of spare time in front of Netflix or scrolling through Twitter for hours on end (don’t lie, you do it). You get to a point where you feel as if you are running around in endless circles, and it’s that feeling that drove me to get working on a craft.
For me it was t-shirts. My passion is with fashion (although that accidental rhyme’s got me thinking it should have been poetry). My first designs are obviously going to be a little rusty (please buy them) but its a learning curve.I’ve always wanted to make t shirts but was too scared of failure until I hit rock bottom and didn’t know what else to do. Don’t let it get to that stage. If you give up at the first hurdle you’ll never accomplish anything.
Whoever is reading this: you’ve obviously got some kind of passion, an ‘ I would do ‘x y z’ if I didn’t have work’ sort of dream. Just do it man.
We got less than 3 months of this year left. Take the risk.
(Oh, by the way, the brand is called Peaceful Apparel. Sounds a little corny but I recently discovered that Aamani (my middle name) means Peaceful which coincidentally is one of my favorite attributes. I don’t know why I chose ‘apparel though, it just sounded cool. Anyway check it out.)
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