“Keep Swimming” has been my mantra for the past year, a year in which so much has gone on that there are times I have been left wondering which way was up. These two words are so simple, but say so much. These two words capture what it means to endure in every aspect of your life.
Like this sketch, who we are as people and what we want to do is mostly an unfinished work of art. We feel the weight of everything piling up and forcing us down into the rough waters. We wonder why we do not possess the strength to power through it all right now. We wonder why we keep trying to swim forward when the mighty waves continue knocking us back.
What we fail to realize is that the strength we seek is only gained when we struggle. The weight becomes lighter the longer we keep our heads above water and we will be able to plow through one day. We just have to continue to persevere and swim our hearts out.
I started this company with high hopes and continue to have big aspirations when it comes to this brand. I still have not sold through my stock and have a little more than 200 shirts to move before that becomes a reality, but I look back on everything and smile. I have over 150 of my shirts out in the world right now. How cool is that?!
I am excited to be at a point where hundreds or thousands are scattered throughout the country and I am looking forward to the day when I can walk down the street and see someone who I have never met before wearing my shirts. I am going to keep swimming until this becomes a reality. I don’t know what you are going through or what your story is, but I encourage you to keep swimming as well. Your future self will thank you for it.