When I was child, I used to have so many dreams. I wished that I could be an architect, because I wanted to build houses. For a time, I dreamed of becoming an equestrian because when I looked at them, I thought them to be very elegant. I also wanted to be dancer, a gymnast, a sportscaster, a lawyer, a travel journalist, a stylist, an actress, an olympic athlete, etc. But eventually, I just stopped dreaming.
What stopped me? Well, life got in the way. Life gets in the way for most of us. I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw this short clip from Up in the Air where George Clooney mentions the line “what did they pay you to give up your dreams?” This is a sad truth for all of us. We know what we are passionate about and then we lose track of it and eventually we forget it, because we get lost in the daily grind of trying to earn income to sustain our lifestyle.
I had this conversation once a few days ago with the lady. She took up ballet and did pole dancing. What was intriguing that she was in her 30s when she started. Her classmates in her ballet classes were all 12 year old girls. I admire people like that because they don’t let their age, pride or their life, get in the way of their dreams.
When I met with Tina of FluffyPwets a few months back, and we discussed having this collaboration, I didn’t know exactly what design to do. I just told her that it would be a great idea if she could partner up with people and bring out their personalities and advocacies using cloth diaper designs. And then one day, Eureka, an idea hit me. Why not make people realize that going for dreams, the dreams that they had when they were once children, is still possible. Why can’t we pursue our dream of being a teacher or a soldier or a ballet dancer? What is stopping us?
Pursuing a passion or passions have been a big thing, but for many people my age, we think that we have tons of responsibilities already so it might be best to set these dreams aside. My question to you though is would you be content with knowing that you lived this life not knowing how it feels to make, create and go for the dreams that you had once when nothing was stopping you?
THE EUREKA COLLECTION (FP x GINGER)
My collection for Fluffy Pwets shows different the different dream roles we had when we were children (bonus is that the characters are shaped like meeples for those who are into board games, plus we have a jedi somewhere in the design! Sorry, Star Wars fan here!). It’s entitled Eureka and it serves as a constant reminder that we are all capable of dreaming, believing and making it all happen!
I really hope that you like and purchase this design. This was designed by the very talented, Ramil Vinarao of @quackandmeow. Please check out also the other designs of other collaborators, Amanda Griffin – Jacob, Dimples Romana, John Arcilla and my good friend, Martine De Luna. We hope to see you on January 28 and 29.
Do join me, too, on January 28 at 3PM for a FREE workshop on Pursuing Passion!
See you at Glorietta on January 28, 2016 from 10 am onwards for the launch of #FPCollabs 🙂