I've been living on Nantucket for the last two years.
Two AMAZING years.
I've grown, and learned- laughed and cried I've failed and succeed. I've made lifelong friends and created a community and brand for myself. I've learned about myself, about business, about design- about life.
As cliche as it sounds, I wouldn't change any of it for the world. None of it. None of the heartbreak or struggles or anxiety or frustration. Every hurdle turned into a stride. All of these terrifying and difficult life lessons have taught me insane amounts about myself. I've plunged into yoga and dug deep in my soul to find things about myself that I knew existed, but didn't know how to surface. I've started a business that challenges me every single day. I have friends that I could call at any hour with any problem and know that they would be there without a shadow of a doubt.
Living on a charming and magical little island has helped shaped my 'self' but at the same time, I don't feel as if I'm 'growing' in the direction I originally intended to (if I even knew what that was to begin with). There are a lot of different types of people on Nantucket, but there aren't as many outlets for my creativity as I've discovered in other cities.
Driving across the country has taught me that.
Screenprinting in Brooklyn, checking out my friends studio in Boston, meeting with unique printers in Pittsburgh. There's a deeper community of likeminded individuals across the country. Not just Nantucket.
I don't know where I'm going. I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know what Grey stands for, but at the same time I do. It's a brand that's as confused and individual as you or I. Grey means that you don't know which path is the right path, but that you need to choose the one that feels right. It's a 'grey area'. It's uncomfortable. It's scary. It's not for the faint of heart, but it's where so many of us (millennials especially) live. Having degrees and not knowing what to do with them even though all you want to do is that crazy job your parents would hate- Going to school because it feels like 'the next step' even though all you want to do is travel the world. Working in jobs that don't make you feel empowered, important or like you're using your skills to the fullest potential but you just want to make a difference to the world.
It's okay to follow your dreams, no matter how confusing and challenging they are.
So with that being said, this is the new Grey Clothing Co.- the one that doesn't feel the need to fit in a specific box. The one that wants to inspires others to live creatively. To take fear and turn it into something amazing. To think outside of the box and work towards something that feels bigger, even if you don't know.
I'd love to hear your stories about overcoming fear & obstacles! Write in the comments below, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on twitter-instagram-tumblr-youtube @greyclothing.
Peace & Love,