With layoffs running rampant throughout the country and economy in it's current state. There are alot of people lost in the sea of faces feeling worried and anxious about what will be the next step, where their next pay check will come from, or looking for that next job. Sometimes these events can be a blessing in disguise, and an opportunity to do something you wish you had the time to dedicate to when you were on that 9 to 5 race.
Now is the time to stop and smell the roses, look within, and try that thing you always wanted to try. Take that knitting class, beading class, or t-shirt course from the Annex Magazine you saw one day on your bus ride through the city. I feel a wave of a huge indie movement right now and I personally know alot of friends who have started doing thier own little side projects while holding down their day jobs. Its exciting and I am soo happy to see people doing what they love and manifesting their dreams. It makes life sooo much more fullfilling and less mundane. Now that's living!
We are all creators and have the ability to take our dreams, visions, ideas, and make them a reality. Even if its doesn't turn out exactly as you planned, you can always know your tried... and not be left with the "what ifs".
So now is the time people!!! Become a gardener and travel the world like my friends Felipe and Leija are currently doing, become a photographer like long time friend Erik Motta, a party planner and crafter like my high school Class President Angie Tomala, collaborate with your kids interests and start your own skateboard company like our friends at Bump Skateboards. The opportunities are there you just have to open your eyes and pursue your dreams.
I am proud to be collaborating with my husband and friend of 17 years on a new design venture. We just opened up a new shop by the name of 2sleeves1collar and this will be an on going collaboration of projects and creativity. After his many pushes for me to do my jewelry, now this is something we can work on together. Here are some photos of our first t-shirts.
GET A MOVE ON IT!!! :)