Tonight I had one of those moments when you stop and pinch yourself. It happened right in the middle of my two hour conversation/interview with one of the most legendary fashion stylists/designers of the past two decades.
I was busy typing away, as fashion designer and celebrity stylist Kithe Brewster told me stories of famous designers, and celebrities (Julianne Moore, Heidi Klum, Drew Barrymore, Beyonce’) he has worked with over his 20 year distinguished career. People who sought him out because he was the biggest and best in the game.
I had to pause, if only for a moment.
I was not a fashion magazine editor writing an article for Elle or Vogue. I was not the press who’d been granted back-stage access to these amazing stories, and his amazing journey from obscurity to fame. No I was a single mom from Oregon, who six years ago did not have a penny to my name, and thought my life was over.
Yet here he was, not only telling me everything about his journey and career, he was also sharing the raw emotional parts of his life that he does not openly share. The kind that rip your heart out. Telling ME. Entrusting ME, to share his personal story with the world.
Who am I to do this task justice? I am a girl who grew up in the rural countryside, and didn’t even get a formal education until I was fourteen years old. I don’t hold a degree in journalism, or anything for that matter. I’m the girl that mispronounced his name when we first spoke for godlike!
And still it was, that I listened in awe as he opened his heart and told me his story. It’s impossible to express what a moment like this feels like, other than humbling. The kind of moment that makes me want to cry; from joy, from gratitude, from unworthiness, and from humility. It’s the moment when you realize, your not striving for your dream, as much as you are LIVING IT.
It’s how I’ve felt every time I’ve interviewed anyone for this book; this project that is so much grater then me. I am in awe of the human spirit and the souls that have allowed me to share their story. Interviewing them for #HustleBelieveReceive has been a constant reminder that I am on the right path, and that following my passion and my dream is well worth all the sacrifice.
If I can do it …. ANYONE CAN.
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