2019 is in full swing. We’re only 2 weeks in and I must admit I’m starting to crash a little bit. Yes, already. 2018 was a year of crazy high peaks and deep valleys. I did some amazing things like traveled to South Africa for the first time, had a huge NYFW show, and oh yeah I co-designed the first Lebron James Nike basketball shoe for women by women! Pretty dope. So here I am in 2019 with some bigger (not necessarily better) goals for myself and my brand. But I’m already overwhelmed…
In December, I and the other designers had the pleasure of having brunch with the mother of the king. No not Mary, Ms. Gloria James! The invitation seemed quite random because all of the festivities surrounding the shoe had pretty much died down. I’ll tell you, after this experience, I’m looking at everything through my spiritual eyes. When things seem random, it’s usually God. So we get the invitation to meet with Ms. James and her equally amazing stylish Alaina for brunch. It was like church. Ms. James is hilarious, sharp-witted and spirit filled. She dropped many gems that afternoon, but one thing stuck with me and has become my motto for 2019. Brandice asked her, what kept her going during all the years of adversity she and her young son had endured. She said, “I kept the faith...now listen, I did let it go a few times and I can tell you that was not a good decision. Going back and keeping my faith is what got us through”. So simple. So true.
Keep the faith - as I’m currently sitting in a mess of an office, surrounded by samples, fabric, trims, with barely enough room on my desk to sit this laptop. I can feel the overwhelm coming on. But, I know that God is the one who got me this far and I can rest in knowing He’ll get me where I need to go in 2019 - I just have to keep the faith. I’ll add that I started 2018 overwhelmed too. I had resolutions (as I do now), goals (as I do now), to do lists (as I do now) but none of it prepared me for the awesomeness that God had in store for me.
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