Risky Business

Don’t you ever get tired of punching some one else’s clock for living? That is how I felt within the past several months. I currently work as a representative of a publication company (don’t even think asking the name). It is a decent job with decent pay. On the contrary, It’s not what I want to do as a career. Throughout the rapid shift changes in the company has caused some of the clients irate. Judging on the economy’s state, I do not blame some of them. My years in the martial arts has taught me how to maintain self-control in many situations. Patience is wearing very thin with my current occupation.I am currently walking on thin ice.

We all should be grateful we have a job this day and age. Sometimes you have to take what you can get. Not me… I am seeking to take what I want! I am striving for an established career in the fashion world becoming the first martial arts – fashion icon. Sharing my aesthetics and announce a dope intake within the two worlds in pop culture. With my ambition, knowledge, and skill, its bound to happen! After all, these are the 2 things which captivates my persona to share with the world!

Recently I have been selected to be a judge for a fashion event in Indianapolis. The Unzip the Runway competition will be held Friday June 1st. Besides blogging, this is very important event to attend networking with designers and fashion enthusiasts within the region. It’s another great outlet to brand my aesthetics in the industry outside social media. The only discrepancy is I have to work on Friday. Unfortunately, the person who was going to cover my shift reneged on me while facing an ethical dilemma: Attend to the fashion event or increase the chance of losing my job. As a single father, the last thing you want to do is take the risk of unemployed (not to mention, decrease my shopping lifestyle).

Isn’t life all about taking risk? If I was not able to take risk how would I expect to go far in life? There are so many people out in the world who has taken risks and excel. Before you make a risk, you always need to have a strategy. Strategizing your goals makes the probability increase. For example, martial artist always take the risk of being struck. It’s always a 50/50 ratio. You either get hit/miss or get hit. Depending on how you execute your attack is entirely up to the individual. It goes with the same thing with fashion. There will be no such thing as being “fashion forward” if designers were not able taking risk. Fashion would still be in the Victorian era opposed to modern times.

Whenever you are on that ambitious road, there will always be an obstacle blocking your way. You can either yield or jump over the hurdle. The choice is yours!


“Iron Will”