Simultaneously opening a shop and launching a kickstarter campaign doesn’t leave a lot of time for grocery shopping. Therefore we’ve been eating a lot of delivery at my house. Tonight it was chinese.
And while I know it’s a bit corny — and not in the least bit chinese — I sometimes partake in fortune cookies. Tonight mine was full of wisdom.
It said, “It takes guts to get out of ruts.”
While I didn’t think I was in a rut a year ago — if I hadn’t met Morgan Spurlock’s producer on my way home from the market at the end of October and learned about Failure Club the movement founded by Philip Kirakofe — that’s exactly what I’d be in now — a rut.
But I have come a long way.
Instead of continuing on the same part-time path I applied to be a participant in the show and gave voice to my secret dream of opening a haberdashery. And within a week of that chance meeting I was in a room with six other brave souls who were also inspired by Philip to put a voice to their secret personal or professional dreams.
Now — almost a year later — we may not have all achieved our goals, but we have the guts to put everything on the line for our dreams.
I have opened my shop and with it a whole new chapter in my life. Now I’m trying to raise $29,425 in 30 days to achieve the second part of my goal by launching Sartorial Pairings my mens apparel and accessories brand.
And — since I am no longer in a rut I have the guts — to ask for your help.
Please visit kickstarter.com, search for Sartorial Pairings, watch my video and — if you like what you see — make a pledge, select your reward, and then share the link with your friends.