I love my job. I wake up every morning looking forward to the work I get to do. It is some times surreal. I am a twenty-two year old dreamer that set out on an adventure of a life-time when I had a vision sitting in a coffee shop just over two years ago; that vision is now called Ebenezer. My story is one of victory, passion and joy, but I have experienced a terrible amount of doubt and strangling fear. Through selfishness and pride I began to add to the vision of Ebenezer, making it my own. From the outside I was living the dream. A young entrepreneur with no diploma or training able to make some cash on handcrafted leather goods produced in his bedroom. I was doing it. I had the chance to be somebody. I inspired others to dream big dreams and follow their heart to pursue a higher calling. But without even realizing it I began taking for granted what was right in front of me and allowed a potential global outreach to become a small local idea. In the past six months I have lost hope. I have considered throwing in the towel, leaving what I had started and pursuing an entirely different career. One that promised a pay check at the end of every month. I was scared, so I fled. But I have been brought back.
I have been given an incredible opportunity. It may look different than what I expected, but my story is being written out. At the end of the month I will move my life to Los Angeles, California. I have been invited by Stephen Kenn to be a Production Assistant and enter into a design mentorship where I will grow in my skill as I am submerged in the industry and learn what it means to go from dreamer to designer. This is an opportunity I cannot turn down. Since I was a senior in high school Stephen has inspired me to keep dreaming big dreams. I am thrilled to learn from him and be given the tools and resources to move my brand forward.
Ebenezer is in no way coming to an end; in fact, this is just the beginning. For now, orders will be put on hold. I will soon fulfill the last of my custom pieces and begin to build a line of my own. Please continue to follow my story. I am excited to tell of my adventures. Thank you for support and encouragement. The next step is a scary one, but I am ready.