Sometimes I think someone else is going to come and save me or handle something, but at the end of the day if not me, then who? At the same time, I couldn’t do it without my team. To get to a point where I’m in total control of my life and I’m taking full responsibility for it may be a pipe dream but something I am striving for. As I mature in life, I start to realize more who I am and what I’m about. That tends to translate itself into the products we make and I think makes them more special, more real and more authentic and true to why I started this journey in the first place from a sense of purpose. That purpose was - and still is to the day - to create aesthetics in human appearance. And for me, that encompasses the spaces we inhabit and the clothes we wear. I want to make people look and feel good and that sense of purpose drives me. If not me, then who? Sure, other people can and are striving for the same purpose, but I feel I have something to say and I set out to create a lifestyle that is more than a brand. I want to encompass skincare, home, as well as clothing. Step by step, we are making our way. It falls upon me to lead that charge more and more. And sometimes you may sit around and think someone else will execute that or come up with this or that idea. But I know deep down I need to take that responsibility that I have bestowed myself with, and the journey will be even more rewarding and hopefully even more prosperous.
I am excited for the future that I am working towards, and I am also thankful for all that we’ve achieved to this point. That healthy balance of past, present and future is what I’m striving towards. Enjoy the present, be in it but with an eye to the future and an appreciation of the past. Sounds philosophical, and I guess it is. And I guess it’s the philosophy I try to live by because in the past I’ve been too in the future to enjoy the present or too in the past to create the future. It’s a balancing for sure.