This design hits it hard with me for a handful of reasons....
There is so much beauty in not knowing and having to fully commit.
As 2018 hit I realized I'm on my 6th year of being on my own as a creator. My wife and I are expecting our 4th kid and more than ever I feel the pressure to be full-time (All in).
There have been so many up's and downs. Lots of months where I really considered going back to a more traditional job. I've learned A LOT over the last 5-6 years. Going full-time on what I felt like I'm put on this earth to do has been the hardest thing I've done and continue to pursue. I honestly hope it never gets easier. I want to leave this life with a story that people hear and think "man that guy showed up" and my kids can look back and know that Dad did and so can I.
I'll never forget the day I decided to go full-time. It was November 2012 right before Thanksgiving. I was working as a senior designer at an advertising company. I had been biking to work 65+ miles a day for a year and had just decided to buy another car (Story for another time), my wife and I had just had our first kid and we decided to have her stay home and we just moved into a new house that we had built.
I remember walking into work that day getting called into an office, all the executives sitting there as they preceded to tell me I no longer had a job and was being laid off with 3 weeks pay. I remember feeling super excited / depressed. I knew it was right for me and was the best thing that could happen but with having no saving and a new house, car, and family to support I felt like I was doomed. Driving home that night I made a commitment that I was going to be full-time (all in) and chase after this creative thing and never look back. I've realized sometimes the best situations you can ask for are the ones that feel like life or death. So here I am... Six years later almost 4 kids strong and its still just as hard but man it is worth it.
I wanted to make these two t-shirt designs as an anthem and a reminder to whoever decides to support this cause. The cause of fully pursuing whatever it is you feel tugging you at your deepest roots. That thing that you keep trying to tell yourself its not possible or you're too old or too young or just not capable of.
I hope this shirt speaks to you and if you buy one that its a constant reminder every time you toss it on that you are enough and you are capable of your life mission.
We have all been given enough to complete our task in this life we just have to be willing to fully trust, work smart, be patient and remember that this whole passion thing isn't about arriving some aaaaaaha moment someday but that its about everything in between that makes your story great. If you want to have a great story you've gotta commit and be full-time.
Honestly, not trying to make money off of this release... I'm going to be pricing these shirts at $14 and will be available this Sunday at 5pm iamsloth.com
I want this to be a shirt everyone can get and wear. My hopes are that wether you are full-time at whatever you love or not that you are always making baby steps towards that. Bettering yourself everyday to fully be who you were created to be. The world need more full-timers.
Appreciate all the continued love and support. Cheers to a epic 2018!