It’s a busy time of year for us at the blog, and chances are if you’re also riding the positive waves of a new year, you’re feeling the same way in your day-to-day. There is so much to smile about these days and so much excitement around our fifth birthday. But I should admit there are some things I am still worrying about. Being thirty-five, in a stressful role, it’s time that I tell you that my hair is starting to thin… and instead of trying to hide it, I am going to face it head on.Continue Reading Read More »
At thirty five years old, I can say that things haven’t always been exactly “clear” for me when it comes to my life and what I want it to be. I’m prone to have a lot of ideas at once and things I want to do – for example lately while building the DTD empire, I’m also contemplating becoming a florist. Because, why not! I’ve held a lot of jobs before finding one that I love as much as this one. I’ve worked with some amazing brands and people over the years. And of course I owe my success to those people in the world who helped open certain doors for me – but I also owe it equally to myself for stepping through those same proverbial doors.
I like to believe that life presents with you with opportunities, and when it feels right you should trust your gut and go for it. Sometimes it’s going to work and sometimes it is not, but at least you can say you tried. As I continue in our expansion as a brand, I am also “expanding” my personal life. I am still actively saving for a baby, planning more personal travel, and focusing on my mental wellbeing while juggling it all. My therapist laughs when I tell her I talk about her on the blog, but I mean it as the biggest form of flattery. She’s changed my life in so many ways! All of these things to say, I am now following my instincts (and heart) in almost every major decision I have been making and the universe seems to be rewarding me for finding myself.Continue Reading Read More »
Well that’s a title and a half, isn’t it?
But one that I’ve been giving some serious thought in the first few days of the new year. Over the last twelve months I have chosen to (and at times felt like I have been made to) evolve in more ways than a lot of people will ever realize. From my mental health to the physical changes in my appearance, my emotional fragility (and strength) to staff here at the blog… there’s been a lot of those “aha” moments that have helped me to realize who I am. And what I want in life. There is one moment that comes to mind above a lot of others and today I wanted to take a moment to share it with you all in hopes that it helps to remind you that one moment can make the biggest difference.Continue Reading Read More »
Having had several moments over the last twelve moments where I was able to stop and realize how much I have grown, I am finally able to be happy with the man I am today in 2019. I am not perfect, and just like you I have made a lot of mistakes. That’s human nature – and I think some of the best lessons I have had to learn have been from loss and challenging choices. And my friends, that is okay.
We have to go through all of that in order to properly appreciate those things, and people, we love with all the ferocity of our hearts. Or at least, that is how I am choosing to see this year. I know what I feel, what I think, what I believe, and who I want to be as a man. Both for myself and for those in my life. One of those decisions comes from the knowledge I acquired in 2018 about my impact on the world around me with the purchases I make.Continue Reading Read More »