About 5 years ago I was feeling more than a little restless. I was 6 years out of college and had been in the same job for all of those. I enjoyed what I was doing, but I felt I wasn’t truly pursuing what I was passionate about. Two things were nagging at me in the back of my mind; I wanted to start my own business, and I wanted it to be fashion related.
I threw around a series of ideas with my soon to be business partner, and all of them kept coming back to “we should start our brand”. Sure, why wouldn’t a couple of wet-behind-the-ears 27-year-old with zero fashion industry experience start a brand? It’s the most natural thing, right? We didn’t take any business classes in college, but I’m pretty sure that “start a business in an arena you know nothing about” isn’t one of the keystone messages. The idea was purely ridiculous and nearly impossible. So naturally, we knew we would do it.
Headaches, Heartaches, and Exhilaration
If you’ve ever thought about challenging yourself with a nearly impossible goal, you know the nagging sensation that occurs when you try to ignore it. It will creep back into your mind time after time until you are forced to reckon with it. This isn’t limited to business ventures by any means. In day to day life, we challenge ourselves to try new experiences, make new friends, eat new food, lose more weight, or gain muscle; it’s …READ MORE