When you were young, you dreamed more. You imagined the endless possibilities of what you wanted to do when you grew up. Financial responsibility wasn’t an issue and you felt invincible. You could be whoever you wanted to be.
When I was young, everything for me revolved around art. My sketchbooks were filled with doodles of cartoons and drawings of my favorite characters. I could go on for hours drawing my imagination out. I even got to a point where my wrist was killing me, but it didn’t stop my mind from dreaming.
As I traveled through my high school education, art was still ever present in my life, but I had to soon decide what I would pursue in college. I considered art, however I knew I needed to secure my funds. If I were to pursue my dreams, I’d have to find a career to help me kick start and fund my passion. I took up Electrical Engineering, a degree that taught me design in a different language.
Fast forward to present day and my day job is engineering oriented. However, though my day job is engineering, I’m dedicated to my clothing brand Fitted Life. Even though people have told me, I’d be better off just sticking with engineering all my life, I knew deep inside that this wasn’t the case. I’ve used this opportunity, my day job, to help me fuel and fund my brand even further. And one day, I can turn my company into my full time career, doing what I love to do.
Fitted Life wouldn’t be possible without the help of my family, staff, and our supporters. Through all your constant support I’ve found inspiration to continue my work and to go against the norm. I’m confident, 10 years down the road, this company will be one of the most inspirational brands of the decade through the help of you all. I want to thank you all for that.
For those of you with childhood aspiration, it’s never too late to pursue them. Whether you want to start your own clothing brand or design cars, the only person who can stop you is yourself. For those of you who are in college pursuing your art degree, don’t fret. Keep a steady and consistent heart and stay positive. What’s important is to do something now. Don’t wait for the diploma, rather see where art can take you now. Take the initiative and do what you love.
I encourage you all, to keep chasing your dreams and never forget what fueled your passion. Dream, design, and deliver.