We've all experienced the painful situation of knowing the circumstance you're in is not the right one but fear of the unknown keeps you stuck longer than it should: a relationship, a job, a dream. We all know the feeling and it's a painful one to come to terms with. After a decade of working in the fashion industry that I loved so much, I had come to a realization that my passion was completely dependent upon a system that didn't make any sense. It was messy, overly complicated, prohibitively expensive and wasteful at almost every level.
When I talk about the experience of "flipping the table" I realized that I had been trying to reconfigure the same things over and over again. After years of moving the same pieces around: showrooms, PR agencies, a different department store, etc. I eventually came to the conclusion that I needed a clean slate and had to give myself the one thing that fashion doesn't allow... time. The space to determine whether or not I still had a passion for fashion, did I want to try living in a new city, was I content working in an industry that was increasingly harmful to the creatives that build it? Those three months were three of the most uncomfortable months I've ever experienced as a professional and one that I'm so grateful I worked through. Not wanting to make a decision based on fear or a pre-determined path, I forced myself to embrace the uncomfortable feeling of not knowing what to do next so I could come to a conclusion of what I did want to do. That practice of "flipping the table" allowed me to build a clear idea as to the path I wanted to go, moving me from an idea to a plan, and eventually, to THE KIT.