Don’t Be Afraid to Shine
I have ALWAYS loved business.
I didn’t know I always loved business, but I always knew I wanted to be my own boss.
As far as I can remember I was always looking for ways to have some kind of tee shirt and design business.
When I wasn’t on Facebook, I would always be looking at creative sites- new designers, photographers, independent tee shirt brands and trying to figure out how much it would cost to get things screen printed. Literally, I can remember when I had gotten my laptop I had all of these ideas that I never put into play because I was afraid to spend the money I didn’t really have. Even in high school, after exhausting all of my photo class options, they let me have an independent study class and gave me a budget to buy screen printing equipment. But I still didn’t know what my ‘thing’ was. Or at least I didn’t think I did.
I knew that being a screen printer and a designer always sounded like THE coolest job. That if I could tell people I was a designer and screen printer that it would be the most amazing thing!
One of my first ‘Nantucket Experiences’ (extravagant experience with the super rich)- I was invited on this fishing trip. I thought it was going to be some chartered boat for a day of drinking and deep sea fishing. As it turns out, it was a yacht/fishing boat complete with granite counter tops, flat screen tvs and leather couches. It was quite the adventure. At some point the gentleman that owned the boat with the crew of men running it, asked me what my passion was, what I wanted to do and why I came to Nantucket. I said I wanted to screen print tee shirts. That was almost 2 years ago. I had just gotten to the island, I had just started working for another screen printer, and I had no idea that I would be where I am right at this very moment thinking about how I’m in the process of making this dream a reality.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of years, but I have made it my mission to do what it is I came out her for in the first place.
I love this little island and all of the opportunity it has given me to pursue my passion and help me create the future I always dreamed of. I wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of my community.
You’re passion is there. Don’t be afraid to let it shine!