My Birthday Decree: Get over your Hill! April 19 2015
Sheesh, it’s my birthday again today! I am supposedly “over the hill.” Yet if it weren’t for the mirrors in my house, I feel energized, like I could be celebrating turning 30. As many of you know, I have made some pretty bold (and scary) moves recently. Without a doubt, launching my own fashion line has been the bravest and craziest thing I’ve ever done. Over the hill? Not quite!
Ironically, it was a job loss that galvanized me into developing our Farm2Fashion brand. Forging ahead is easier to do when you’re younger but after years of your life, working 12-hour days in frenzied New York City, it is difficult to reboot. Yet, ever since the idea of starting my own business took root, I have never worked harder or been more excited at the prospect of executing my own creative vision.
I am truly blessed and grateful to have reinvented myself as an entrepreneur and am always touched when friends and customers reach out to me because they share in our values — that the products Farm2Fashion creates have lasting resonance, that they’re more than just another pretty thing. The support from friends, the local community and many online customers has been overwhelming; I could not have made it through the past year without you.
So my motto for 2021 is best captured by Mumford and Sons:
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.
A million Thank Yous!