1009981_10151979168102058_1751773297_nIt’s been a long time coming, but I finally decided to pull the plug. The plug to my 9-6 job that is. I decided to leave my job for my art & the journey ahead seems scary but so promising. If I were to be completely honest, I always knew this day would come. I wish it had come sooner, but then again, I live with no regrets but lessons learnt.

I’ve been running Deeper Than Fashion for almost five years now, quite successfully I might add. Most people didn’t even know I worked a 9-6 job because I managed to handle the work load from both jobs. Then I thought to myself, if I managed to create so much with limited time in my hands, image all the possibilities of what I could do with more time? I could then focus on unleashing all my creative juices and have the freedom to chase the things that make me happiest.

A flashback to when I was on a job hunt and I sent in my resume to a well-known and respected media through a friend, only to have been turned down because & I quote “My editor think you aren’t someone who is meant to sit at a desk and work, you will just stifle your creativity. You need to explore!”. He had no idea how right he was, and I will forever be thankful someone said that to me to further clarify what I already knew.

It took a lot of convincing for the people around me to finally accept I was not molded the way they were, especially when it came to things like financial stability. As much as I’m a dreamer, I’m very much a realist too & I won’t pretend money isn’t a factor. It always is but it’s never been one that played a key role in my life. If I wanted something, I would just need to work harder for it. I wanted happiness and to just breathe. 

Being given the freedom to be my own boss also gives me a chance to create and fulfill my own destiny. I’m taking this leap away from the conventional work force, to focus on creating a work force that is truly my own. Here’s a perfect time for me to prove to myself that I am capable of making my dreams come true.

I’m truly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had in the past & to be able to create my own future opportunities. The Universe has been kind, and I am thankful for all the blessings. Mostly I am thankful to YOU for being a support system, motivation and constant inspiration! 

Here’s to me embarking in a brand new adventure. Much love & light to everyone.

It’s new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life,
& I’m feeling good,
Harmini Asokumar