I started my own business back when I was in high school. It was just my friends and I wearing clothes we made because it looked dope to us but then everyone wanted it. We had started something, something big. Right there, that’s when the grind started and I knew what I wanted. I knew I was going to retire young. It’s surreal, crazy, now that I look back on it, it all started off with a dream that was so far out of reach. It was blurry, but slowly I started getting visions, and I started seeing the vivid picture and I started turning it into reality.
NEVER GIVE UP
The way I see it, anything can be done, and you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, you just can’t give up. I always wanted to make dope clothing because I just love it; I have that passion for it. Just seeing people wearing my clothes, my hard work makes me happy. That feeling really inspires me to keep going, because I came from nothing.
My whole life has been hard, I've seen things, done things, lived through the struggle but I just grind to make it day by day. My dad was never really around. My mom was all we had. I remember her working hard to take care of us. My mom had three jobs just so my brother, sister and I could have food on our plates. Back when I was homeless I had no money, no transportation, but I still didn't give up. I knew I was here for a reason and I had to keep grinding. I was going to make my dream a reality. I want to expand worldwide and I know there will be a lot of obstacles but I am ready.
LEAVE A LEGACY
As a kid growing up I always wanted to retire young. I mean that's everyone's dream, it’s what America was built on. My dream isn’t just to retire young, but to leave a legacy. A legacy for everyone chasing their dreams because we don't live forever and we all pass on at some time. So my goal is to make something that will. To make something for all the kids in the struggle, for all the inner city kids, all the trailer park kids, all the kids in low-income housing and on the corners and stoops, no matter what they want to be. If they want to be rappers, skaters, models, play pro ball, doctors, teachers it doesn’t matter because we’re all going to make it.
Written by Krisman Moline of www.retiredyounglegacy.com