It’s friday. Time to take a minute and be grateful.
It’s been a hard few months for me. And I’m sharing. Being an organic apparel designer is something I have been working diligently on for many years now.
There are days I want to scream. Stamp my feet – drag out the soap box or just give up. In the last few months I have had my confidence drug out and beaten.
I have three passions: beautiful clothes, the environment and people. Combine that and you get the hard road. Building an accountable, responsible, beautiful and simple apparel line takes a lot of work, a lot of set backs, a lot of times saying -no- to things that would make me wealthier, a larger enterprise, or further along the road.
Creating and working on a line while feeling shaky has been a challenge. I have called in the best of the best women to help pick me up, dust me off, pat me on the back and push me forward. I’m looking forward to the Spring and Summer 2011 shoot. We’re going to have a good time. There are some wonderful pieces and a skirt I just can’t stop wearing. I’m looking forward to spending time on the river – soaking in the sun and remembering where I come from.
I’m looking forward to moving on. To persevering, getting my footing surely underneath me and climbing on.
Winter 2011 is starting to appear around the corner. Beckoning me back to myself. Asking me to put my hair in a loose braid with a velvet ribbon and learn about solitude. I’m up for the challenge.
This friday – I’m grateful for the hard knocks and the hands reaching down to help me. Back to my feet.
Photo by EmmaLynne Photography