Where has the time gone?
It's already September! The summer has flown by and unfortunately I haven't released many clothes since the last time I wrote. I thought about it and even though there hasn't been many releases, it has been a great time for my personal growth.
I've learned that decisions have to be made in order to be successful. Starting out, I wanted to do it all; design clothing, running a brand, become a recording artist, producer & engineer, as well as direct and edit my own music videos and content. And for a while I was doing it all, but I often felt (and feel) very unfocused and lacking direction. I did all of those things under the guise of "building a brand" without realizing what that truly meant; and I started to become frustrated at my lack of progress. I can comfortably say I have learned the foundation (or at least scratched the surface) on all of the things I said I wanted to do, but now I feel it's time for me to take a step back and figure out what is vital to make my goals a reality.
This has been really tough for me to do; since I want all of these things for the brand as well as myself. But I now know that I want to focus on one or a couple related things and make sure I do them well, as opposed to trying to handle it all myself. Getting others involved is the way to move things forward... I read somewhere that a rising tide lifts all boats; that sounds like the way that I want to go.
I will say though, that my passion has not wavered one bit. I am still as hungry as ever, but now with more knowledge of myself than before. I look forward to doing more by doing less, and becoming great at whatever I set my sights on.
Until next time,
Ani MAL Mayasandra
Check out my EP here! You can even buy it on iTunes :)
Also peep my first ever music video here!