19.May – Dare to be you

I want to take you back to 2000 – when I 20 years old and living in Japan.  That time was an awkward time and I suffered through it with one of my best friends Zaiid. We both had hit a point in our lives that we realized that most people dress so that others would envy/like or bite.  Basically rendering themselves a slave to what others thought. We fought long and hard that summer to not only be different than the others, but to honestly be ourselves. It was amazing that I didnt even know what I liked…needless to say that the outcome was crazy – a tall lanky dude that dressed like N.E.R.D before N.E.R.D was N.E.R.D (shout out to Pharell for making me seem like a bandwagoner too).

At the end of the day…13 years later – I can honestly say that I wear what I want to – without regard to the thoughts and opinions of others.  It’s a great feeling. You should try it as well. Dare to be yourself…unapologetically and unashamed.