Work for what you love

1. Bench Body bodysuit, Details wide leg pants
2. Balmain x H&M embellished coat, Topshop dress, Mendrez mules

Whoever made up the saying Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, was either stuck at a job he was miserable at and never got paid to do what he likes so he never knew what it was really like, or got paid to actually sleep on the job. I love what I do, and after weeks of consistently being on the grind as we prepare to open more stores, I am tired. 

 When I decided I wouldn't pursue my childhood dream of earning a law degree, it was on the sole condition that I would instead pursue no less than a career I would wake up on a Saturday morning for--anything in fashion retail I could get into. I didn't imagine then it would be in men's fashion. Nonetheless, I'm here, and I love it. Not every minute of it, but I know it's where I want to be. I don't particularly count the weekends I had spent on the job, but I gather there are a handful to date, and more are expected in the coming months. The thought of it is arduous, and on some days the hours pass like each rep in set of push ups. And on those days, I have to will myself to just pull through. Just get things done, each push deliberate, and with the end already in mind. The sigh of relief after is instantaneous. And like exercise, I know I have to do it again the next day, and the next. The thought of it is arduous, just as it is deliberate and purposeful. This is where I want to be. This is the path to where I want to go. 

 So to hell with being tired. Marching on to beat of Beyoncé's drum, I dream it, I work hard, I grind till I own it.  And, okay, maybe sneak in some photo-taking on the days when work is fun, i.e. shoots and events. 

Monday, I'm ready for ya.

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