Top: Missguided | Bottom: American Apparel (similar)
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“To the ones who still believe in dreams,
Chase them until you’re out of breath.
Then, Keep Running.”
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9.4.15. || They always say if your dreams doesn’t scare you, then they’re not big enough. Well, I guess my dreams are humongous because right now, I’m kind of terrified.
After 16 years+ years working in the corporate world and the last 8 at an amazing law firm, I’ve decided to take the leap of faith to chase after what I truly love…making clothes and being my own boss. It feels great to write those words, but it’s also terrifying and exhilarating and scary and exciting and surreal and unbelievable and, in so many ways, indescribable.
For the past 3+ years, I have been working nonstop. A full time career from 9-6pm followed by a full time passion from 7-3am. Having to live off caffeine, I barely slept, and when I did, I would crashed for days. My patience was short-er and my mind was on overdrive; trying to make sure I do my (day) job well, which was my priority, and then going home at night to run a small yet busy business. I’m pretty good with juggling multiple things while maintaining a calm attitude, but at some point even superwoman needs time out to rest and recharge. Even though I was living comfortably with a steady salary in at a wonderful company (and for a great boss), over time, I realized I wasn’t pursuing my passion, nor was I growing as an individual.
What is truly important in life anyway? Work and pay bills until we die, or discover what makes us feel alive and go after it?
I think as long as our passion can provide us with a comfortable living, waking up each morning to fall in love with what we do is pretty darn worth the risk. It’s scary as hell, but life begins when we step outside our comfort zone, or so they say…It’s now or never right? I just hope I don’t end up on the couch eating cheetos all day! :)
Thank you for reading and thank you so much for your support over the years!! xx, KTR
You will do amazing. I love your designs!!
I’m soooooo late to this. But congratulations! This is so amazing. I’m glad you made the leap – you are truly talented!
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Come on, superwoman.
Your story is absolutely inspiring! I have followed your design journey for a while and I love so much that you create. The best of luck in this endeavor, I cannot wait to see where it takes you! Congrats
Congratulations!!! This post is such an inspiration!!!! You have an insane amount of talent. I have NO worries about your future success. I fully expect to see your brand become a household name!!!!!
We are will you every step of the way. I’m working on living my dreams as well. You are unstoppable!!!!! #WOMANBOSS
Congratulations!!!! You are so brave and courageous in taking a leap of faith and pursuing what you are truly passionate about. I have no doubt that you will succeed in all your endeavors. I wish you the very best!!!!!!!
Wow! Such a passionate and honest post. We all come to realise what’s truly important in life…when is relative
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Wishing you the very best. Ironically, I thought you were doing this full-timE & full-fledged already.
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As an aspiring designer/ entrepreneur myself, I salute you, KT, and share your ambivalence about going out on a limb. You will do fabulously well! Your style is outrageously irresistable!
Whoo Hoo! You completely embody the Aries woman :-) I am so proud of you doll! I started following you a little over a year now and it is so wonderful to see how you continue to take you passion and grow with it; making you own rules, living on your terms. I have every confidence that you will be completely successful in your endevours. Literally smiling right now :-)
All the best to ya! **mwah**
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I am so inspired by you KTR! I love all of your work and I know you will do well! Good luck and all the best wishes for you!
Wow, I knew there was something up with that count down on your IG. Congrats girly!!! Best of wishes to you but I know you will do great!
KT, I am so proud of you. I have followed you since you first started your blog and I love every single thing you make. You are truly an inspiration. You work hard and you deserve the absolute
best. Good luck to you and I cannot wait to see more of your designs!!!
OMg CONGRATS girly. You will do amazing. I love your designs!!
I don’t know you personally but it makes me proud to see people following their dreams!! You’ve inspired me! Congrats, go get em girl! #GirlBoss