If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a huge geek. Fashion geek, Trademark/Copyright geek, music geek, comic book geek. Eclectic and perhaps a bit unexpected, these are all topics I’m passionate about. As I’ve grown, I have learned to embrace my multi-faceted geekiness and I absolutely revel in it now.
Over the last quarter of 2012, I discovered a couple of books that proved incredibly insightful and transformative in my life, titled A New Earth and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. In a nutshell, they show you how to live life to the fullest right now– no need to wait for people or things to make you feel important or complete- you’re all good already. Now, everyday, I’m fueled by passion to do the things that matter most to me, whether it’s pro bono work, holding a clothing drive for Dress for Success, yoga or blogging.
What am I most grateful for right now? The ability to silence doubt and push myself to do the things that challenge me. I’m a very private person and a perfectionist. Because of this, the thought of starting a lifestyle blog and business was frightening. There will always be opinions, external and internal, that try to cast doubt on one’s abilities. I learned to silence the doubt, trust my own judgment and move forward with my goals, with the understanding that failure is a natural occurrence on the road to success that should be embraced, not feared.
I’m so glad I pushed myself to do what I’m passionate about, because Thread Conscious is not only an artistic outlet for me, but also a way for me to support other women-owned businesses via features like Behind the Seams. The experience also gave me the confidence to open an online boutique, Vintage As A 2nd Language, with a dear friend of mine from law school. Our partnership allows us to be the trademark geeks we truly are and leverage our love for vintage while building our business on our own terms.
Finally, I’m grateful for all of you, my fellow fashion geeks from around world who read this blog daily, and share a little piece of the web with me. Thanks for going on this three-year journey of discovery with me. Here’s to you, and all the other good things 2013 has in store.