Raise the ante
The ability of the human being to easily adapt to situations is well documented throughout history, yet it never ceases to amaze me.
As some of you might know by now, my scholar background is in Civil Engineering. When I started the blog a year ago, my only aim was to share personal thoughts on menswear along with a variety of subjects, and hope someone would find them interesting. If this was the only perk Beyond Fabric provided me with I would gladly accept it, but the truth is it did so much more…Taking on this endeavour allowed me to become more and more aware of my own limits, both mental and physical.
This might sound strange but let me get into it: prior to the blog I had an 8 to 5 job and constantly felt tired upon arriving home. I had most of the afternoon for myself and ended up not enjoying it. Nowadays, I work full time with a high end menswear store, keep my engineering gigs in part-time and run the blog. So, basically I’ve got 3 jobs and I’m feeling more alive and energetic than ever. Sure, it does take its toll at times, but I still manage to find the time to do the things or be with the people I love.
Stepping away from your comfort zone is not easy, it’s in our nature to consider every pro and con when facing new ordeals, but don’t turn them down out of fear: you’ll be amazed by how much your own limits can be stretched. And please, never ever underestimate the empowering, fulfilling feeling of doing what you love…