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G-Eazy wearing Hind Adib

5:26 PM

 If someone came and told me 2 years ago (when I was feeling hopeless and demotivated to do anything about my dreams) that my favourite rapper would wear my own creation, I would laugh in their face and then cry a little, because, what creation?

Looking back at the moment I saw G-Eazy in my jacket, I feel so much joy, remembering how tears were running down my cheeks, my heart beating so fast, and my smile couldn't leave my face for weeks! 
The happiness that rushed through me was coming from a place deep inside where I once felt like a failure, like I'd never be able to reach a point where I would create anything and feel confident enough about it to put it out there for the world to see.

The reason I felt so much happiness seeing him wear it wasn't because of who he is. It was because I imagined it happen, I aimed for it, and I made SURE I would make it happen. No matter how many times my brain told me ''HAHA it's never gonna happen'' or ''you're crazy'', through all these self-doubting thoughts, I proved to myself, that if I aim for something, I CAN make it happen, no matter how crazy it might sound to me or anyone else.
I imagined it, planned it, and went for it.

It only proved to me that putting my mind into something and working hard towards it, can really get you the things you plan for.
That brings me so much more motivation to aim for ANYthing I could imagine, and WORK hard to make it happen! 

Video of G-Eazy wearing the X Jacket - from Dany Neville (slightly re-edited) 

Throughout the past few years, I worked day and night on my dream of creating something that will make a difference (even if it was just for one or two people), through tears and disappointments, through hopelessness and doubt. Failed idea after the other. Through it all though, something deep inside me knew I had to keep going, keep creating and believing that someday, I will have enough courage to put my work OUT there.

And I eventually did! I launched a collection SO dear to my heart, called the X collection
(view here)
X symbolising crossing out all the negative thoughts I felt, all the self-doubt, all the judgements, all the hate I had for my demotivation that crippled me from creating. 
 As cheesy as it sounds, the 'X' brought so much light into my world. 

Seeing it on my favourite rapper/the MUSE behind the jacket, wearing it, just 3 months after I launched, gave me so much happiness. Knowing that no dream is out of reach.
That ANYthing is possible. 
That I can dream SO big. 
And that everyone's dream is valid if only you put so much LOVE and time into creating the life you love.

Please know, that no matter where you are in life, your dreams ARE SO REAL. 
No matter how old you are, how young you are, where you live, what you do.
Your dreams are there for a reason.
Stop waiting for the ''right time'' cause the right time will NEVER come. 
YOU have to go and grab that right moment with your nails and teeth, and YOU have to make it happen. 
It may sound overwhelmingly impossible to reach that big dream when you think of it as it is.
But it is possible if you go slow, start slow and take one step at a time.

I am nowhere close to my dream, but I have removed the concept of 'expectations' for myself.
I do what I love each day and I do my best and I enjoy the process and explore every turn life throws at me.

You never know what opportunities come your way when you're open to accepting what the world will give you.
You won't know until you START.

To bigger and better dreams, if you're still here, thank you for taking the time to read, I appreciate you! :)

be brave

DIY : How To Chase Your Dreams.

4:23 PM

Yes, I am categorising this post as a DIY, because you are the only one who will CREATE the life you love for yourself.

(A bada** playlist to fuel up your motivation :)

Almost two years ago, I left an amazing full time job to pursue my dream. I thought I had it all figured out, that the second I would leave, I would start creating my dreams. But...

Life gets in the way...

 And as a designer, emotions play a huge role in my inspiration process.

Starting something from scratch on your own, is very scary. And with that come millions of different emotions :

Excitement, doubt, confusions, disappointment, happiness, sadness, more doubt, loneliness, FEAR FEAR FEAR....

I had a lot of moments where I felt like giving up. 
I felt so alone and demotivated. 
I didn't know why I was even doing what I was doing. 
Nothing made sense at that point.

''Remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. have the courage of following your heart and intuition'' - Steve Jobs

I went through a lot of bad and good ''phases'' where I'd either feel super inspired or very down.
I had no balance.

I used the ''bad'' phases to take care of myself, travel and recharge my brain. And with travelling and experiencing different things in life as it went by, it helped me remember why I wanted to do what I do. 
Having experienced a lot of feelings through-out the years, the ideas slowly started to flow as time went by.

I realised that no one is going to save me. That my dream is MY dream, and if I wanted to make it happen, I had to START somewhere!

I pushed myself when I didn't even want to get out of bed.
I worked day and night, even on sh*tty ideas, I worked on them until I realised I didn't like them.
If I didn't know how to do something, I taught myself.
If I had a really bad day, I'd let myself rest and let go, but I would START over the next day.

Looking back, I have zero regrets. I love what I do right now, and if I never took that risk, I would have never reached where I am today. I may not have reached my goals yet, and I definitely still get those ups and downs, but I am enjoying every day as it goes by, knowing that I am getting closer and closer to my dream, no matter how hard things get.

If you're having a hard time feeling inspired and motivated, please know that ITS OKAY.
BUT, no one is going to take that fear away from your head except for YOU.
Trust me when I say that the SECOND you start, you won't stop.

You just have to START somewhere, anywhere. Even if your first 100 ideas don't make sense, you'll only know they sucked if you write them down, design them, or bring them to life. And with every failed idea, you get closer and closer to the idea you want to actually create. But you'll never find it until you try again and again.

Every day, dedicate a whole hour into your dream. Whether that hour goes to research or anything small, you're still getting a few steps ahead towards your dream!

Things don't happen magically.

Quality work isn't created over night.

Don't feel disappointed if things don't work out right away. 

Dreams need time and effort.

The important part of it all, is to start somewhere. 


What have been your struggles lately? We'd love to hear your stories.


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(All photos via Pinterest)