You know, everything happens for a reason.
As I mentioned, I going to speak at Fashion Law Brazil 2012, which will be held in Rio on November 30, 2012. Earlier this week, I was telling my kids about the trip. My 7 year old said, Mommy, did you know the 2014 World Cup is being held there? And I told him I did, and asked, how did he know?
He said his class learned the words and "signs" to "Wavin’ Flag," the 2010 World Cup theme song. He then proceeded to tell me that the song was about people struggling for freedom, and did I know that many people in the world don’t have the rights we do? or the money? or even running water? But despite that, they still fight for truth and justice, and to make their dreams come true. And sometimes, an event like a soccer game can give people the push they need to overcome or just come together. So we need to be grateful for what we have and even when we have a bad day, we have to fight on. And always be brave.
I just about fell over. Then, he sang me the song and I teared up. Pretty powerful stuff.
So, why are you reading this on the Fashion Law Blog?
Because, fashion is a tough business. It is a constant struggle and you will always be fighting – to make it, to keep your place or to move forward. There is always a new season, a new line, another show. Despite the outward glamor and the glossy images we see in magazines, you all know that isn’t what life inside the fashion world is like.
But if you want it, never give up. Your dreams are worth fighting for and be grateful you have the opportunity to chase them. The strong will not only survive, but win.
Do you have what it takes?
For inspiration, watch this great montage from the 2010 World Cup set to "Wavin’ Flag" here: